Cooterbridge (10) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice schwartz bier. Full bodied roasty lager with a smokey finish that lingers for just a moment or two.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kidmartinek (4322) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Pretty much black with a nice foamy tan head with longevity. Aroma is rich, dark roasted barley. Flavor is rich dark roasted barley as well but with enough balancing bitterness to not make this beer too sweet. Coffee and chocolate undertones. Cool on the palate and drinks more like an ale. Just good. No reason not to make this a goto front porch sitter. Its what shiner black tried to be. Even better its lower abv than light macros.
texrx (40) - 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. :)
Chad9976 (1583) - Orlando, 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
Evolutionary (443) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Bottle from Ty. Black pour with medium lingering head. Nose is coffee and sweetness with a bit of smoke. Body is smooth and mellow. Coffee and chocolate in there with just a mild lingering bitterness to remind you that those Utah people are Crazy.
---Rated via my mouth
severedeer (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was a wonderfully surprising beer...it was malty and delicious ...I'm not normally a fan of black lagers but this one was great
Hayesryan (15) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10oz tulip glass poured from tap, dense light-brown head that receded at a medium pase with nice lacing; beautiful dark brown; surprisingly light and clean malty aroma; light-medium body, minimal bitterness, straightforward, pleasantly effervescent, dissipating roasty sweet finish but not too quickly.
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasted coffee, cacao, molasses, and toast. Appearance: black with light tan head. Taste: dry and roasty with a crisp bitterness. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, finishes dry and crisp.
alawren2 (8) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color with a good taste of an usda organic beer. 1st ever for me. Woody, roasty, earthy.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is nice. Some light but adequately roasty chocolate flavor. A surprisingly thick beer for the flavor and alcohol content. Good.