Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Didn’t want o rate this as high as I did, but I did... then I rated it again.
Pours a dark cola with a decent head. The aroma: caramel, bread, cereal, chocolate, nuts, roasty, slight resin, slight spruce, a little cheese, some basement aromas, banana, butterscotch, really light smoke, some skunky, some vanilla, it’s actually pretty interesting. The taste is nice but WAY lopsided to sweetness. Light bodied palate, creamy, soft carb, a long soft velvet finish. Nice.
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
outstanding - aroma of dark caramel, wood, cocoa, and grass---flavor is chocolate syrup. fresh ground coffee, bread, cream, light smoke, earthy hops - smooth creamy palate - very flavorful and light - one of my favorite dark beers
books_n_brews (21) - lehi, Utah, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my kind of beer. Dark, rich, sweet and that bitter end. Sounds a bit like a relationship...
Strong chocolate smooth taste with roasty finish. If you like stouts or darks, it’s a very solid drinkable favorite
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown (almost black) with a small tan head. Aromas of sweet roast malts, chocolate, and hints of fruit (cherries?). Flavor is almost to sweet, I can detect little trace amounts of licorice. Felt a little watery to me on the finish.
TapsnCaps (5) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours great. Dark Brown in color. Nice Head that dissipates quickly though. Taste is surprising for a dark lager, coffee and toasty caramel notes really come through. Overall enjoyed this beer, solid schwarzbier.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is roast, raisin and caramel. Light roast nuttiness and sweet finish. Good.
Sebilinz (1592) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body with nice tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with chocolate and also some sourness. Taste is also rroasted malts with molasses and spices. Aftertaste is nice bitter. Great for the ABV.
peponi (1262) - Mainz, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: roasted malts and roasted caramel.
Appearance: deep brown color and creamy head.
Taste: roasted notes, low herbal bitterness, caramel, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Really decent schwarzbier, seems to be a little bit too sweet, but that’s fine.
Beerhunter111 (14701) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, mittelgroße leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, mild röstmalzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Kaffee, Vanille, lecker!
Chad9976 (1604) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BJCP Category 8B: Schwarzbier
AROMA: Plenty of roasty malt like a stout. Light chocolate/coffee. Clean fermentation; no apparent esters. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Black proper hue; dark ruby highlights. Seems filtered. Large tan foamy head - great retention and lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Malt-forward with dark malt and some roastiness and coffee in the background. Dry bitterness at the apex with slight floral/pine hops. Sweet, but far from cloying. Not wonderfully delicious, but Absolutely to-spec on all points! 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Surprisingly thick for such a light beer. Medium body. Slightly dry, but easily tolerable aftertaste. Not refreshing, but fun and easy to drink. 5/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Almost a perfect beer and probably the best example of the style I can recall having. A fresh bottle might score a perfect 50! 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 44/50
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks fantastic. Now and dark with a super foamy head. Sadly looks better than it smells. Also better than it taste. Not bad but not great. Better than most generic leaders. Nothing special here though.