eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour was brown black, no head or lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and nuts. Flavor much the same, diluted, old milk chocolate and stale nuts. Mouthfeel was thin and undercarbonated. A miserable schwarzbier.
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Thin filmy to almost bubbly lacing glosses around the glass nicely.
The aroma has some grainy breadiness riding into a sly malted spice underneath, I want to say black pepper, but somehow, that even seems like a stretch, somewhat. I want to say it comes off a lil’ bit like freshly baked bread.
The flavor is grainy sweet with that spice coming back to make an effort to balance. Sly use of the bread flowing into the aftertaste and then into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Use of spice displays some harshness, but not overly done.
Overall, schwarzbier or just regular Euro black lager. I’d like to say Euro black lager, ’cause that’s some weird German yeast if that’s what they used. Maybe again, but nothing over the top.
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of sharp roast and some light coffee. Hint of raw barley. Black pout with great head and lacing. Light bittet finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.
MaBeer1972 (1838) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a very dark ruby brown color. Lovely frothy tan head. Super roasty aromas and flavor. Almost smoky. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Body on the thin-to-medium side. Very smooth and drinkable. This is excellent!
AbbeyRoade (534) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Highly sessionable 4% black lager here. Great full roasted malt flavor with light coffee/chocolate notes. A little bit of a spritz w/caramel flavors that emerge to balance sweet with dry character from the hops.
polo_marco (320) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of sweet roasted malts little bit of dark fruit. Rich dark black in color with thick three finger brownish head that slowly dissipates. Rich sweet malt Flavor with huge coffee and sweet milk chocolate coming through as the star of this brew. Full creamy body with a quick carbonation that turns to flat very fast but smooth. Very nice body and flavor one of my favorite schwarzbier thus far in my great exploration to find the world’s best beer. Nice work!
beerbomb (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 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 (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, 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 (5003) - 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.