RuinationPress (2) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love it. Does exactly what the style calls for and I enjoyed the subtle smokiness that brings it all together.
hampale (78) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked up a bottle of this product as part of a mix-a-six while traveling through PA.Very regrettable decision - I should have bought a case. This is undoubtedly the smoothest and tastiest pilsner Iíve discovered in recent years. I know Susquehanna is a relatively new brewery and, unfortunately, their products are not yet distributed in New England. Hopefully, Iíll be in PA again before too long and, when that time arrives, a case of Pils-Noir will be coming back with me.
DocLock (9668) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Squat bottle from Caponeís. Pours translucent burnt sienna with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is Munich and caramel malts, complex hops, earthy notes. Tastes Munich malty, earthy, dry, with an overall nut brown aley flavor, backup hops, and a malty finish. A novel concept, this one, but as I said before, it comes off more like a nut brown ale than a pils.
Leafs93 (2067) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the ninth day of Christmas. Pours deeper brown with an off white head. Aroma is nut, caramel, roast and earthy. Taste is sweet with some smokey bitters. Light mouth feel and a crisp finish. Very drinkable.
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has straw...mild roastiness with a hint of cocoa. Flavor has a bit of cocoa with a rye like earthy/spicy note...some grass comes through. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is like chocolate straw.
mansquito (5078) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barcade, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pous a black color with a tan head. Aroma is straw, smoke, roasted malt, and grassy hops. Taste is much the same. Nice body. Easy drinking, but nice and complex at the same time. Confused why this isnít a schwarzbier.
mikem409 (1971) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thanks kerry. pours brown with semi tan head. slight roasted corn aroma. taste is very thin and crisp. refreshing hop and some slight smoke
Ratman197 (12934) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of roasted malt and cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a khaki head. The aroma is malty with some black cherry, hints of sweet cocoa and root beer. The flavor is dark toasted bread, spicy hops and more hints of caramel and black cherry. Nice dry finish. This seems like a pretty good example of a Schwarzbier to me. Another good beer from these guys.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy partial film. The nose is lightly hoppy with an underlying base of lightly roasted and chocolate malt. Not sure how this differs from a Schwarzbier, but I guess they can call it anything they want. The flavor is pretty smooth and clean with a nice restrained dry roastiness. Not quite as sweet as I would expect a Schwarzbier to be, so maybe thatís the difference? Pretty crisp with a nice dry finish and fine fizzy carbonation. Not too bad, first beer that Iíve had from these guys.