tennisjoel (1240) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown bodied pour with an average but disappating off white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and a touch of roasted coffee beans. Clean flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff here. Nothing out of the ordinary for the style, but it is well executed. Good effort.
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. BB date notch of 9/2015.
A: Pours a clear but very dark brown color, looking nearly opaque in the glass. The beer has a half finger of sudsy light tan head that quickly reduces to a partial thin film. Some lacing is seen, nonetheless.
Aroma: Initially disappointing but some off-odors quickly dispersed leaving behind attractive mix of toffee, faint coffee and dark roasted grains. Moderate strength.
Flavor: Dark roasted malts with toffee and chocolate dominate up front but some roasted coffee. There’s also a a bit of molasses and a light hint of anise. Lightly bitter overall.
M: Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation.
O: A fine schwarzbier that’s brewed to style. Definitely worth trying.
tsd08460 (313) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate,
Appearance: black, brown head
Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish
CH-303 (1743) - 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 (2723) - 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 (2087) - 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 (3725) - 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 (951) - , 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 (358) - 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 (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 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.