yngwie (12515) - 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
brokensail (9825) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours black with an average, fizzy light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, nutty, caramel), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) and notes of dates and chocolate. Flavor is heavy roasted malt and chocolate with light bitterness and fruitiness. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone! Dark brown pour, tan head. Nice roasty aroma with some nuts, coffee and very light milk chocolate. Medium roast flavor, toasted grains, dark wheat bread. Very nice beer!
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7770) - 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.
Meilby (6235) - 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.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium brown with a creamy tan head. Nutty roasted grain aroma and taste with a nice crisp citrus finish.
douglas88 (5467) - 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.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the Brea location. Orange amber pour with a smaller head. Roasty and some sweet caramel. Smooth but light palate.