djd07 (10526) - 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 (1826) - 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 (1520) - Hannover, 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 (17284) - P´Castle, 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!
ChadPolenz (1700) - 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.
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Saturday Shirt and poured into a pint glass. Dark black in color with some off white head. Roasty aroma. Some mild smoke. Taste is also very much in the roasted malts and nuts vein. Maybe a slight smoke to it as well. Little bit of bitterness at the end. Pretty mild and thin which holds it back a little from greatness.
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee. Taste is thick, sweet; toffee, caramel & coffee. Finish is clean, not what I expecte from a "lager".
Hayesryan (18) - 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.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Salt Lake City. Dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is grassy, malty, spicy. Tatste similar of chocolate, malts, caramel. Hoppier notes. A bit weak perhaps. Well-balanced.