Rmill216 (18) - Northfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of smoke, roasty malts, caramel. Tastes of roast, sweet malts, some smoke, and a slightly bitter finish. Suprisingly good!
BelgianBeerGal (2971) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Columbus Anderson’s bottle. Pours like a very dark stout with a medium brown, foamy head that lasts nicely. Light aroma of sweetened coffee and chocolate. Nice flavor that follows the aroma plus a nice hit of smoke. Very tasty.
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle picked up at Dutchs. A big, smoky Schwarz...I can dig it. Deep brown black body, not quite opaque. Fading beige head. Nice smoky chocolate aroma. Rich caramel, chocolate, smoked malt tones. Lots of flavor, but not quite nailing it, kind of had a fruity taste like an Ale, not really capturing too many smooth lager tones. OK.
rondphoto (1456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Jungle Jims / Eastgate OH Clear, extremely dark mahogany with a 2" tan head that slowly drops to the rim, short snails of lace. Taste is roasted malt and heavy dark bread, joined in the palate by molasses and bitter chocolate, perhaps a hint of coffee. This moves to a lingering bitter finish that never allows the sweet to re-enter. A very substantial brew, especially at 6.7%. Somewhat derivative, but still, a good one from Thirsty Dog.
MrBunn (2374) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a thin head and roasty aromas that aren’t real complex but get the point across. Flavor is very nice, however. Lots of roast, smoke and a creamy mouthfeel that make this a wonderful beer.
OPIE788 (220) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black with an off white head. Aromas of smoke and chocolate. Smells like smoked chocolate. The smoke is up front fading into light chocolate flavors that disappear quickly. The more you drink the smokier it gets.
Tmoney99 (9989) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting and produced fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
b3shine (4236) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with a ruby tint where light breaks through and beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, lager yeast, and some smoke. Tastes like it smells with less balance and a bit of bitterness or roastiness (I can’t tell with the smoke). Not as much chocolate as in the nose either. Average on the palate with a bit of a bitter metallic mouthfeel. Alright, but overrated.
Chudwick (1717) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer #2 of my beer advent calendar. I want to thank my wife for the idea/funds and AndyReynolds and DrSilverworm for picking out the beers. Each day I get one beer with no prior knowledge of what it is other than I’ve never rated it before. 12oz bottle - pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is smoky, roasty and toasty. Medium body. Dual bitterness with balancing sweetness. Easy to drink.
joshwoodward (466) - - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pint from a firkin. Delicious, the smoke is subtle, creamy, nice coffee flavor, very nice.
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much smoke in aroma and taste. Clear black color. Modest head and body. Most favorable Schwarzbier that I have tried.