ContemplateBeer (1140) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of light roast, purple drank, and vanilla. Appearance is nearly opaque ruby black with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; really grapey. Palate is medium, bubbly and soft. An interesting schwarzbier.
DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Party Source. Bottled 10/12. Black color. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Decent light brown / grayish head that fades a bit. Interesting nose smell, what is that? Tobacco? Chocolate? Flavor definitely has some chocolate, bit of herb and spice. Some earthy hop. Good smooth and crisp lighter carbonation. Lighter body. More dry texture. Good light bitter taste. Pretty respectable schwarzbier.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Glad to get to try another Upland beer. Now THERE’S a glass full of foam. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, frothy brown head. As CrellMoset would say, fascinating bubble structure. Aroma of chocolate, green apple, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, green apple, mild roast and a solvent note. Medium bodied. Sad, but this is off.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by plank10. Thanks Nick.
The beer is dark brown with a small, oily beige head. The aroma brings some malt, chocolates, and is rather weak overall. Ok flavor, with some chocolate candies, malt, hints of roast. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Nothing too interesting going on here. eh...
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-13-2012
Kshlava (35) - - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a good initial taste but the after taste is like soap. Can taste the dark barley and a light hop but not much aside.
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Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, smoke, dark fruit, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, earthiness, smoke and light dark fruit with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, as one might expect. Loose, spongy head. Smells oddly tart and winey, plus some coffee notes. Flavor is also winey, with solid coffee flavors in the background. Not sure if this intentional, but I kinda liked it. Thanks to queenholly for the trade!
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a frothy, beige head, diminishing. Roast and licorice dominate the aroma. Notes of coffee and chocolate. Hint of vanilla, smoke and ash. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of ash, tart cherry, bitter coffee, wood. Dry finish with a hint of vinegar.
queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Plum/prune, roasty chocolate, and light earthy hop aroma. Black brown with a moderate tan head. Roasty malt, chocolate, and acidic flavor with a light bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
wnoble (918) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz while I waited on a growler. Black with a moderate ran head. Mose is chocolate, and some coffee and light bread malts. Favor is moderately dry chocolate and coffee with a dry lightly bitter finish. Carbonation is medium to medium high. medium light body. enjoyable light and pleasing.