BVery (5152) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Brea location. Orange amber pour with a smaller head. Roasty and some sweet caramel. Smooth but light palate.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Taps Fish House and Brewery, Brea, CA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, caramel and hint of roasted malt. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brea location. A dark brown beer with an off-white head. Light roasted aroma with some dried fruit notes. Pleasant roasted flavor with some bitterness. Dried fruits and a touch of caramel too. Dry on the palate, a bit too carbonated. Dry, roasted finish. A good schwarzbier. 130812
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet caramel, toasted malts and light fruit. The flavor is very clean with rich fruity malts, light smoke, caramel. Very big flavors. Nice.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2012. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Rich roasty, dark chocolate, nutty aroma. Burnt roasty, dark chocolate, charred flavor. Quite a nice Schwarzbier.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola pour with nice head. Mild roasts with a touch of sweetness. Finishes crisp with a smooth finish.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Rating #12. Dark brown pour, almost black with a very light beige head. Light roast and a nice sweet toastiness. Flavor is similar to the aroma, light roast with a bit of an underlying sweetness. Nice beer. (1951)
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Belly. Pours with a near black body with a tan head that leaves good lace. Aromas are lightly roasty, bready and a bit grainy. Minimal hop character, clean otherwise. Flavors show a lightly bitter balance with a mild bitterness overall. Roasty, toasty, light caramel. Pretty dry. Medium bubbles, creamy, medium weighted mouthfeel. Well made.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark brown. Light scent of dark malt. Burnt sugar dark malt and a bit of raw root in the flavor.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours nearly black with a creamy tan head sitting on top.
S: Smells of coffee and coffee ground with a nice roasted malt base to it. Light sweetness in the form of toffee and molasses with some dark chocolate/cocoa powder in there as well. A mild ash note is detectable, unfortunately.
T: Really a solid flavor. Roasted malts and coffee are the primary flavor components. Plenty of dark chocolate with a subtle molasses, licorice, and toffee flavor. Light earthy hops and minimal bitterness.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: One of the better Taps beers I’ve had. Really easy to drink.