obguthr (3652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Moderately strong coffe and oak nose. Cola colored with no head. Uncomplicated flavor of charred oak. Bark finish. Flat soda mouthfeel. Pretty straightforward, nothing outstanding.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Not what I was expected.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 4.0 (thanks dkachur!). Enjoy by Nov 2009, so we are 2 months away. Pours a near black with an average beige head. Nose is strong toasted/roasted and burnt malts, coffee, smoke. Taste is like it smells, with some chocolate, licorice and ash. Body is light/medium, carbonation moderate. This is a really tasty beer, i like!
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks dchmela! - Pours a thin black with a small beige head...aroma is smokey and roasty, dk malt and some bitter cocoa...flavour is similar, cocoa and coffee, smoke with some sweet malt...tasty stuff!
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of roast, toasty, chocolate, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of the same roastiness, chocolate, lighter coffee, and toasted caramel. A very nice and enjoyable Schwarzbier!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, slight chocolate and a hint of caramel. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of light chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, light cream, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight cream, and hint of caramel finish is lightly dry.
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black. Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavor is more of the same; very malty and roasty with just enough bitterness to let you know the hops are there. Just a hint of dark fruit, that reminds me of the DR Baltic Porter. Light-medium body with a very dry, clean finish. Perfect dark beer for the summer months. This is a top notch brew and will keep me content until their Baltic rears it’s head this fall.
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. deep dark ruby highlights. small foamy tan head. the aroma jumps out, easily detected. big coffee and smoke aroma. the taste is excellent. smooth and malty. a little bitterness in the very dry finish
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with an off white head that laces the rim of the glass. Nice malty aroma. The thin mouthfeel is offset by the overwhelming flavors of the dark malts bursting through with chocolate and coffee flavors. Nice finish with a very mild hopping that ends each sip nicely. A great Dark Beer for the Summertime! Paul and the gang has hit this one out of the park! Way to go, GUYS!!!!!
dchmela (2610) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to DMRz for the sixer. Pours a reddish black with a creamy head. Roasted grain, bitter chocolate aroma. Taste is smooth malt, bitter coffee and roasted grain. Nice dry finish. Very good.