Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is wood, must and beef jerky. Taste is Medium bitter.
deanso (4478) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared, courtesy of JMGrrenUK @ Dean’s Birthday tasting.
Thick creamy tan head. A decent schwarz beer
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May the Swartz beer be with you. Pleasant surprise. We like dark beers but tend to not like a "black" beer. This was not necessarily one we’d do again but it had very complex flavors. Many tastes in each sip and a pleasant aftertaste as well. Another mighty fine above average beer from Duck-Rabbit.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma wow, refined character. Licorice, soft darkness with invisible spirtit of beer God. Floral , leafy hops. Slight estery notes but still very clean.
Top: medium espresso like cap.
Base: slight haze on brow plain.
Palate : smooth, very easy going brew with long untiring finish. Medium bodied.
Taste: so nice, clean approach. All blended in perfection. Plenty of coffee and dark malts. Lacking dryness of schwartzbier
Other notes this beer is superb even if I would not call this classic schwarz. This is more of lagered coffee stout.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown almost black color, medium head, lacing lasts after four minutes. Roasted coffee smell. Subtle pepper and hickory taste with a nice hops and bitterness to it.
DCLawyer (1294) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Deep brown with huge tan head. Aroma: strong roasted malts, some chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, earth. Bittersweet aftertaste. Decent.
TheJvd (658) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and some sweetness and vanilla. Taste is sweet with roasted malts and not much bitterness, probably because it is an old bottle. Medium body, high carbo. Decent schwarz, but I would like to try it more fresh.
jkwood04 (3238) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of darker malts with some bread/toasted notes plus hints of chocolate and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer but not the best.
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is very similar. Not very complex, but very drinkable.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp deep brown coloured body with a ruby and cola coloured tint at the bottom, and a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, light milk and a hint of smoked peat (not much). Light-bodied; Sharp roasted malt flavour with not much body, a hint of toffee and peanuts, some earthiness afterwards, and a solid tannic finish. Aftertaste shows mainly dry malt, a little earthiness and a hint of sugars. Overall, a good schwarz, but missing some on the body and a bit of complexity and depth of flavours, but the flavours that are there are very nice, and its much easier to drink than I had anticipated. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 03-February-2013.