bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black into the glass, with a tan head that reduces to minimal retention and light lacing. The nose is of smoked malts, not quite as dominant as a traditional rauchbier, but some campfire notes and lightly smoked peat. Sweet malt, chocolate and caramel, smoky grains and a balancing bitter back to finish. A silky mouthfeel and creamy texture makes this medium-bodied schwarz go down smooth and luscious. A very nice fall offering.
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn 12 ounce: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, and roasted malts. Body is really nice on this one. It is surprisingly thick for a lager. Taste is slightly sweet, with some real smoky notes in there. Light bitterness. Chewy, as someone else pointed out. Nice.
BrewBoxer (2005) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growler on stone street NYC. Pours a deep black color with a nice hoppy malty taste and a decent drink ability. Pretty good
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from And Beer, Athens. Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of heavy smoke, chocolate, mild roast. The taste is strong smoke bordering on astringent. Dark fruits, chocolate, nuts. Medium bodied, strong lingering smoke.
fitwitchik (314) - USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a Thirsty Dog pint glass black brown with a thick tan head.
Aroma is roasted chocolate with subtle smoky sweetness.
Flavor is sweet cocoa upfront with a roasted coffee bitter finish. Pretty decent smokiness here. Flavors balance well on the tongue. Definitely would like to try this on tap when I get a chance. Very well done!.
umich03jm (1957) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head that quickly fades to a very thin ring. Aromas are smoke, roasted coffee, milk chocolate, and nuts. Tastes pretty smoky with a light sweetness throughout. Also get burnt coffee and very light chocolate. Very low carbonation. Really smooth. Really nice schwarz that more smoky than most Iíve had.
Enwiebe (128) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/24/14. Draft at Bull McCabes. Pours smoke dark with one finger head. Malt dominant with a light hop finish. Not too much smoke with nice roasty coffee and chocolate notes.
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LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
May be the best beer Iíve had from them. Aroma was nice. Mostly sweet milk chocolate with some roastiness to it. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was delicious. Could not pick up smoke in the aroma, but it was there in the flavor. The roastiness and chocolate were delicious and the smoke was just an enhancement not a major flavor. Normally I would complain about that, but it just worked in this beer. Very light carbonation made the beer taste lighter than the 6.7% it is. Slightly bitter roasted malt finish with some lingering smoke. NIce
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lactic, lightly smoky chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with nice tan head and lacing. Sweet milk chocolate malt and lightly bitter ash flavor. Mild smoky finish. Body on the lighter side. Pretty good.
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Pretty dark brown with a decent mocha head.
Pleasant aromas of coffee and mild smoke, with some carobs and roasted malts.
Chewy roasted maltiness, lots of dark coffee, lo-med bitterness, some creaminess, and greenish flavors.
Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, soft carbonation and quite balanced. Nice.