AirForceHops (2592) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz “fresh bottle”. Black color with beige head. Nose is a pleasant mix of chocolate and roasted nuts. Flavor has roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and mild hop bitterness. Body is Light side of medium with just the right amount of carbonation to give it a lively jump on the tongue. This tastes just as good as some of the better German brews from this style. If you like this style, you really should enjoy this. I would spend more of my money to drink this again.
JStax (2571) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into tulip glass. Pours a near black with a khaki colored head of foam that starts large, but fades to a thin cap in a few minutes. The aroma is roasty with heavy coffee influences of earthy bitterness. The taste has mild coffee bitterness with the sweetness of a lager yeast making for a nicely rounded beer. Very nice.
POLK (1944) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012: Clear dark Schwarzbier with a little too much carbon dioxide. Nice foam. Nice roasted flavor but stand a little out of the crowd.
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Pours black, tan head. Smoky aroma of toasted malt and sour grape. Tart green apple flavor dominates up front, with roasted malt underneath. Thin mouthfeel, low alcohol and carbonation. Odd beer. Not very enjoyable. Bad bottle?
Leighton (9647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, cola-brown with a frothy, beige foam head. Gorgeous nose of baking cocoa, dirt, some earthy leaves, subtle roast, milk chocolate. Tastes great, light to medium sweet, some ash, chocolate, soft roasted malts, background cherries with just a hint of tang. Light to medium bodied with high, massaging carbonation. Very mild dryness to finish, some ashy roast, mellow cocoa, touches of burnt wood and earth. Good balance. Very mellow overall, though certainly not lacking in nuance. One of the best schwarzbiers I’ve ever had.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Draft at September 2nd, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a black opaque with white foamy head.
Aroma: Aroma is roasty, some bready malt.
Taste: Roasty, faint coffee, bready malt.
Palate:Light body that is really enjoyable, slick.
Summary: I continue to be impressed with Duck-Rabbit. A really enjoyable beer, especially for the style. Even Dave seemed to like it!
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep cola color without much head. Nice toasted malt aroma that carries through to the taste with the addition of some nice coffee and toffee flavors. Nice flavor sticks around on the tongue. Another winner from DR>
Huhzubendah (2239) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is dark brown, with a decent head and fair lacing. The aroma brings lager scents, malt, roast, chocolates, and toffee. The taste is really enjoyable, with a prominent chocolate malt presence. This beer doesn’t really proclaim schwarzbier to me, or truly embody the style, but is tasty nonetheless. The body is a bit thin, with a light coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, a very drinkable and enjoyable brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-17-2011
BetterHopp2it (7) - Staunton, - AUG 11, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big head that collapsed quickly when given a moment to breath. Strong coffee with interesting mouth feel. Not too complex, but it doesn’t really need it.
argo0 (11168) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Large tan head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cola, caramel, light bubblegum, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cola, caramel, light roast, cherry. Light-medium body, light stickiness.