CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt. Some smoke.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 14/9-2015, BB: 30/9-2015
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, charcoal, burnt aromas. Roasty, burnt, slight smoky, creamy flavors. Medium bodied, creamy yet slightly bitter mouthfeel. Overall, great product!
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Strangeloves. Fairly thick opaque black pour with soft tan foam. Spots of lace. Nice aroma. Mildly smokey Schwartzbier. Dark chocolate/carob toffees. Charcoal grill. Coffee liquorice. Burnt toast. Flavorful but not overpowering. Darkly sweet but has a nice dry finish. Quite good.
GenDV138 (6102) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, roast, caramel, coffee. Light body with a dry finish.
mike67 (1110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Chocolate, toasted malt and herbal hops are nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.
HourGlass13 (626) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark murky brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is smoky, earthy, dark roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice semi sweet smoky taste with dark malt and coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Dry bitter coffee like finish.
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 A crisp dark lager with ample smokiness and herby hops. Crisp finish that leaves a bit of coffee and some metallic tartness behind. Noble twang features prominently. Pours a pretty deep auburn with a hint of light lacing.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a serious black lager. You can take in the chocolate and coffee in the first pull. It is very dark with a nice head.
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and brown with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. Rock solid, rich and decadent, mocha nose. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is a bold marriage of singed espresso and toasted nuts. Finishes deeply roasted and moderately bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Barcade Philly.
Appearance: Deep opaque chestnut body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Mild but highly enjoyable. Nutty and toasty with bits of chocolate. Slightly sweet leaning.
Taste: Easy to drink. Cracker malts, roast, chocolate and a light nuttiness.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Drinks like a well done porter. Very balanced and approachable. Well done.