yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at American Flatbread. Dark roasted malty and slight breadish aroma. Dark roasted malty and breadish. Lingering dark malty and bitter. Roasted malty finish.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown to black with a medium sized beige head. Roast, toast, and chocolate on the nose. Roast, toast, smooth chocolate and cocoa. Quite smooth, nice cocoa and chocolate on the finish. Very tasty stuff.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
Aroma: roasted dark malts, soft Dunkel like vibe you see in Czech Tmaves. Nice straight clean woody feel, hints of raisin and molasses. 7+
Top: medium tanned, mocha like cap. Some lace and rings on glass.
Base: brown of unknown opacity.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft sides, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild smoke, molasses. It has feel of smoked dunkel. Very clean work. Mild top end of hops.
other notes not a Schwartz per se yet enjoyable dark lager for sure.
vtafro (6263) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Blind Tiger for Vermont event. Dark brune pour with some tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma tones. Dark flavors finish with a bit of sweetness, does have some lager tones in the flavor.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A clean dark beer with plenty of roasted cake malts. Nice session beer.
How: Tap at Flatbread, Burlington VT
The look: Clear mahogany body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose of fresh black cake. Taste is toasted cake malts, some black chocolate, some toasted nuts, some raisins and a bit of caramel to tie it all together. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel to go along with the cake theme. With the roasted malts being so upfront I would not have been able to tell if it was a stout or a Schwarzbier (not a bad thing, just an observation). Overall a very enjoyable clean session beer. This was a well balanced pint. Which is pretty useless because there are never any earthquakes in Vermont.
AirForceHops (5876) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown / black with thin white head. Aroma shows coffee, caramel, burnt grain.
Flavor is spot on for the style. Molasses / caramel base that gives some mild sweetness. Mild nuances of chocolate. The finish has a burnt grain and very light smoky hint. Traces of yeast. The carbonation is moderate with a chalky / smoky grain texture. Easy to drink. This is rather nice.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and light retention. Light lagered tones, malty sweetness and a nice licorice tone. Dingy coco notes, with a mild coco and roasted finish. Alright.
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids
thornecb (5370) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate covered caramel upfront turning to mildly smoky roasted nuts and espresso in the medium length finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT. Pours a very deep dark woody brown/near pitch black with a thin lasting beige head. Aroma has a stronger roast than expected for a schwartzbier, more clean stout-like, medium earthy green hops, light chocolate, and nutty caramel hints. Flavor is less roasty, a bit more nutty and chocolate, mineral, light grass, toasty clean with a light bitter finish. Pretty good.