PhillyBeer2112 (2611) - 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 (54) - - 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.
Beerdedone (2908) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with a small tan head. Aroma was roasty with chocolate and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, black coffee, chocolate, light caramel and had a little smokiness.
fluffy (1910) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty blah and not very good honestly. As a black lager goes, this one is pretty lacking.
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BierMeHoos (296) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark, dark brown with a nice beige two-finger head. Smoke and toast aromas. Smoke, coffee and a hint of caramel, dirt, and dark chocolate taste. Very nice beer.
Ron (2916) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours translucent black with small beige head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and good really small bubble lacing. Taste is roasty, some herbal hops, and some dark chocolate. Pretty good Schwartz beer
loubar (151) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of faint toast and yeast. Flavors of roasted coffee, smoke and bittersweet cocoa. Slight malt influence. Mildly bitter, yet mouth feel remains light and slightly watery with good carbonation. Dry, not sweet. Outstanding flavor for a light beer.
rayaron (613) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear deep brown with small brownish head. Aroma of strong coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, ash. Flavor of light coffee, roasted malt, ash, light sweetness, earthy, light sourness, light bitter sticky semi-dry finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.
probstblueribbon (3254) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served cold in a tulip glass. Deep brown with a so-so tan head. Lots of dark-roasted malt, a touch brothy, black coffee, a touch of the grape jelly thing that I often get in stouts and porters. Medium body, medium+ body, lightly astringent. Roasted malts, minerals, a bit watery, less going on compared to the nose; dry with fairly low bitterness and a slightly watery, roasted finish. Acceptable for the style, which is not very much fun...
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Disney World (Wine and Food Festival). Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Some roast, coffee, and chocoalte.