AndyReynolds (1017) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Wow a German dunkle in ?merica. Is this freedom beer? God damn it is chocolatey. It is very close to the beer I enjoyed in Germany years ago with a little extra sweetness/chocolate.
kappldav123 (5333) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC2012. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Smokey-malty aroma. Starts malty-fresh, modest smokey. Dry background with hints of liquorice. Well balanced finish. Nice!
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and perfectly paired with a giant pretzel and some sort of delicious mustard. Has a smokey lager aroma with bitter chocolate and refreshing, sweet grapefruit hop character. Pours a very, very dark brown, pretty much black, with a light beige head - great retention and lacing. The taste has a stronger grapefruit hop flavor and less smoke - refreshing lager body and slight chocolate. Really nice
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If it isn’t the little black unicorn. A hell of a black IPA, I had this at Three Floyd’s in Munster in a dimpled mug. Crisp, fresh, and fascinating blend of hops, malt, toasted and spiced flavors. A great beer, er, bier.
Thechasm442 (380) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FFF in a dimpled mug. Pours black with a thin light tan head and little lacing. Aroma is mostly malts. There is also smoke and leather. Taste is awesome. Malty, smokey, a little sweet and a touch of citrus. Thin and easy drinking. Really good.
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was nice lightly roasted malts, lighter grassy hops and light smoke. flavor was much the same, a great mellow schwartz, nothing intense, but incredibly smooth and well crafted. Great blend of dry light roast, smoke and delicate hops.
demmbonz (631) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the source. Malt and bread aroma. Some sweetness. Toasty and smooth. A nice schwarz.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: touch of chocolate and roast, some bread, slight sweetness. Pours black, brown head dissipates to a lasting ring. Clean roast and light chocolate flavors, a hint of coffee, low bitterness, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation. Nice example of the style.
Tmoney99 (11554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured clear black color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium flavor of toasted sweet malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth, lightly sweetened malts with a nice roast backing and a mild chocolate. Touches of dark fruit, grain, and caramel. Flavor is similar. Smooth, lightly sweetened malts with some chocolate and a light caramel. Medium-light roast backing with touches of dark fruits and grains. Finishes smooth and somewhat dry with a light roast and earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice schwarzbier. Very clean, lightly roasted, and well balanced with a smooth chocolate backing. Solid.