vyvvy (4472) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours quite reddish dark with a soapy beige head. The aroma has smooth roasted malt, dark chocolate, light apple, a bit of spice and some English earthy yeastiness. Pretty nice. It has a fairly light body with a mild amount of somewhat sharp carbonation. The taste is a bit of a toned down version of the aroma with more of a dryness, sharper cocoa presence and some woodiness. The finish has a bit more of the woody earthy hops. Pretty good schwartz.
aumentm (200) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct malt taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with good head........................................
theOptimator (300) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet toffee, coffee and milk chocolate. Appearance is dark mahogany reddish black. Taste is caramel chocolate coffee sweetness with a hint of nutty roasty smoke. Palate is medium light. You can tell this is a small beer but still with some body. Overall an impressive small beer. Large complex flavor and quite drinkable. One of the best low gravity beers Iv had.
texrx (37) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour: Dark brown with a big tan head. Smell: herbal & floral hops, lager yeast, light malt, charcoal. Taste: roasty and malty w/ a decent amount of hops. Very light chocolate and espresso notes Tart, semi dry finish-not too bitter. Very light and easy to drink. A good beer. :)
climberbob (234) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black w not much head. First hit on the nose is roasted coffee and chocolate that dissipated as the head went. Not much subsequent aroma. Umami and perhaps a little sooty in the mouth. Malt coffee chocolate smokey but not as strong or syrupy as an imperial stout. Retains some of the lightness of a larger. Great beer when u want a black full flavor beer but not a heavy stout.
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kevinator (1144) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Deviates slightly from the style. No real hint of aroma. Very dark brew with a tan head. Medium weight with strong carbonation. Nice flavor of roasted and hoppy, almost like a black IPA and schwarzbier blended.
Bill Becker (464) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown brew with a 2 finger head of off white foam sitting atop.
Bitter roasted malt in the smell with string hints of smoke. The bitter could be some hop character as well, I suppose.
Roasted malt, bitter hops, definite flavours of smoke that compliment. There’s some real harmony going on with this black lager.
It has a creamy mouthfeel.
Very good brew!
PhillyBeer2112 (2587) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasing aroma, chocolate syrup and some coffee notes. Very dark but not quite opaque in the glass, tinting red/purple in the light. Decent sized foamy head. Flavor somewhat empty, dry cocoa, mild coffee, dry finish - all somewhat typical of schwarzbier but the finish just runs a tad thin. I feel like there’s an illusion of smokiness in here, possibly due to a touch of roasted malt.
CVBis007 (51) - - JAN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nearly black lager with a creamy beige head escaped the 12 oz bottle and rested in my glass. The aroma was mostly charred chocolate with maybe a hint of coffee. The beer was lighter than expected, both in feel and flavor. Palate seemed one dimensional with a short very slightly bitter finish. Good, but not great.