whitebear (41) - - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark shwartz clone. Tanish white head with a thick coffee and roastie taste. A tinge of alcohol.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clever name for this tasty schwarzbier! Pours a deep black and has a nice roasty aroma and flavor to it.
arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Old Fashioned. Dark brown/black. Light coffee/roasted malt, soft Munich-type malts, brown sugar, and toffee. Flavor is a slightly acidic roast-type flavor that doesnít round out well. Fairly light on the palate with trailing mild roast finish.
Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Malthouse here in Madison...the color was dark brown, almost black/brown. The head was off white and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasted coffee and some chocolate notes too a lesser degree. The flavor was a smooth malt, a bit of sweetness, and mild bitterness coupled with a moderate roasty dry finish.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black/brown pour in sampler glass. Nice aroma of coffee and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a smooth finish. One of my favorites from my visit to Titletown.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thirsty Troll Beer Fest. Pour is deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate and moderately roasted coffee beans. Flavor shows sweet caramel with more roasted presence and a touch of earthy hops. Pretty much no smoke to be found. As it warms there seems to be a hint of smoke, but itís so faint that I could be imagining it. This was served way too cold and doesnít much remind me of a schwarz, more like a thin porter.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Jet black pour with a grayish-white head. Roasted coffee, malt, and mild chocolate on the nose. Moderate mouthfeel. Taste was roated malts, coffee, and a touch of sweet.
crossovert (11189) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didnít remind me of a schwarzbier in the least. Too raoasty and not carbonated enough.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another nice beer. Dark pour with light head. Nose of chocolate, coffee and toasty goodness. Flavor is crisp, light and had good roasted character.
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub bar, and chose a czech-pils glass serving. The color was clear, dark brown, almost black/brown, with some garnet tones showing through the liquid. The head was off white, modest, and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some wavey lacing. The aroma was roasted coffee and some bakerís cocoa in a lesser degree. The flavor exposed smooth malt, just a hint of sweetness, and low+ hop bitterness that teamed up with some roasty dryness to persist into the finish. A flavorful "black Pils".