mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into pilsner glass. No freshness date on bottle.
Pours a thick brown head. Surprisingly leaves little to no lace. Color is a deep bronze/brown, almost black.
Aroma is full of honey and chocolate, mainly roaty malts. Taste is quite similar, very malty. Dark chocolate and earthy hops are present.
First thing about the aftertaste is that the malts seem to be very burnt. Other than that, the mouthfeel is very creamy and leaves a dry aftertaste.
Overall, a very tasty beer. Pretty easy to drink. I would have to recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-09-2009 04:20:32
tricyclist (657) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As far as schwarzbiers go, this is pretty decent. Fully roasted nose as expected with moderate burnt coffee notes. Drinks similar with a slight sweetness to the finish. I dig it for sure. Lighter medium body but totally drinkable.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, medium head, ultra smooth with malty coffee backdrop. The beer is a couple years old and very nicely aged.
RussianDragon (290) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/near black with light passing as light brown hues. Head leaves slight lacing. Aroma is malt and cereal, and a hint of roast complexity. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate, with a touch of molasses. Nice.
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted meat, sweet fruit, with hints of chocolate and carmel fill the nose. A mostly black pour with a quickly disappearing tan head and no lacing. The palate finds roasted malts, pears, smokey notes, and hints of grain and coffee in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. In conclusion, a very nice and tasty Schwarzbier.
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle in Pompano Beach FL. Pours a Black color with a ruby hue. Has a fine dark tan head. Aroma is coal, coffee and bread. Taste is mellow and clear but like the aroma. Palate is smooth. If you were to tell be that this was a new beer in Franken Germany I would have believed you. But to see a US brewery make one like this is unheard of. Fantastic effort and a Great Schwarzbier!!!!!
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at liberty union. Pours deep mahogany with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has a big caramel and coffee blend. The taste is sweet coffee, a bit of caramel and a bit of chocolate. Very nice lager.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with ruby edging and a thick mocha head that settles to a thick ring leaving some soapy lace. Nose involves coffee, chocolate, clean roast, earthy and minty hops. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Medium bodied, fairly active, toasty, lightly oily, finishing dry. Good brew, substantial and tasty.
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark, rich aroma. Malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee. Taste is similar, strong chocolate, malty, smooth, roasty. Smooth, rich, and delicious.
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - fair size thick tan head, black color, strong roasted malt aroma and flavor with some coffee and chocolate, smooth finish
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merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee, Semi Smokey
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Off White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Dark Malts, Chocolate, Coffee
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey