zach8270 (3861) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head and nice lacing. Chocolate aroma with some nice hop undertones. Flavor starts off with a semi-sweet chocolate malt taste and then a very bitter but smooth hop middle, leaving a nice bitter aftertaste. I’d say more a Black IPA than a Schwarzbier but tasty nonetheless.
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a taller diminishing tan head. Sweet somewhat grainy black brew. A mix of dark malt, cocoa, and molasses.
Strykzone (5532) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Just a massive beige layer of foam. Some earth and roast in the aroma. Perhaps a hint of spice. Earth and cocoa are tasted. Some sweeter fruit. The hops add some spiciness. The cocoa is in front throughout. Decent stuff.
crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
650ml bottle purchased for 99 cents. Dark brown pour. Brett on the nose, brett in the flavor. Just basically unintentional medicine, it is drinkable but cringe-worthy as you expect a black lager and get this twisted abomination.
mabel (7277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6083-20131129] Bottle. Grainy toasted malt aroma. Brown cola body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grainy sweet malt flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs)
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a decent looking black color with a two finger white to off white and possibly even tan (depending upon who looked at it) head. This head dissipated within about a minute and left a decent lacing here and there, messy, but hey it was there.
The smell had some light coffee grounds with a semi-decent rolling chocolate underneath.
The taste was bitter, roasty and sweet from the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body and came across fairly sessionable for the most part. It came across fairly smooth and slightly creamy across my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a good schwarzbier. Thanx Josh for the second bottle.
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of smoke, toasted chocolate, smoked pine and touch of roast. Hint of coffee grounds. Medium body.
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate-large tan head that lasted though the first quarter of the glass and left ample lace. Pleasant aroma of molasses. The flavor is molasses along with some lightly roasted malt. Mild bitterness at the finish. A little rough on the palate; not as smooth as I would like in a lager. Medium bodied.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, aroma was is a bit roasty, taste was a nice roast with a bit of hops, a good solid taste to this one
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bombers from Capone’s and Wegman’s. Pours dark blackish with ruby edges and minimal splotchy tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, nuts, hops, and mild dark fruity wafts. Tastes dark malty, with a mouthfeel that comes off like a hoppier, nuttier, sweeter schwarzbier. Very smooth finish.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-11-29. Dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is toasty and roasty. Flavour is similar, dry, roasty, sort of minerally and metallic. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but just okay. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry