dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from a trade. Poured a solid pitch black body with s smaller foamybeige head. Dusty chocolate aroma, pudding skins, well done toast, slight espresso, roasty, some vanilla extract. Fuller bodied with lighter
Carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is light coffee notes, dark toast, roast, lolipops, grains, vanilla extract, burnt notes. Solid
Cybercat (5169) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, warm coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent fine-bubbled tan head. Woody aroma has notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, hay and caramel. Robust flavor has bold coffee, caramel, woody hop, and subtle licorice and horehound notes. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy. Get your dark helmet on!
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/11/13. 22oz bottle from Five Points. Deep brown pour, almost black, with a nice khaki head that sticks. Toasty aroma, malty, biscuit and caramel, with a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Nice flavor, smooth maltiness that is more chocolate forward than the aroma led on, a hint of fruitiness, plenty of roast, some ash, lingering biscuit and chocolate. Tasty!
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great reference to a ridiculous movie. Nice toasty grain and roasty malt flavors. Pours a light black with a thick brown head. Finish has some light citrus hop notes. Decent to style beer.
rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a Spaceballs beer. Space black pour with khaki ring and nice lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, deeply roasted malts, and nuts. The taste adds a tiny note of dark fruit. rye bread herbal bitterness at the finish. Clean and velvety feel.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to SSSteve, thanks!. Pours black with some light brown head that stays at a dense brown ring. Nose is chocolates, roasted malts, and some various sweet bready malts. Flavor is toasty biscuit, chocolate, and breads. Medium full body velvety and good.
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Smooth and velvety palate. Roasty. Stout like. Some chalkiness.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sweet Grass Dairy. Deep brown almost black pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa and touches of smokiness and prunes. Roasted malt, light chocolate, with touches of smoke and a metallic, alkaline ending. Light in body, prickly carbonation and very drinkable. Not bad.
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz bomber. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Deep. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee and caramel. Taste followed and was silky smooth. Coffee upfront, creamy toffee and bitter on the end. Rye was a nice touch.
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Bottled on: 10/22/13.
Appearance: Pours a near (very near) black body with just under an inch of sandy beige foam.
Smell: Chilled coffee and less-than-sweet chocolate wrapped in a thin layer of clean, worksafe smokiness. Ashen grains. Bruised grapes.
Taste: Roast, baker’s chocolate, and a subtle rye quality. Coffee-toned. A little sweet present, but, not overly so. Pinch of ashes (a bit smokey). Faint licorice. Grape-y dark fruitiness. Scant hop character but some light bitterness showing. Semi-dry, roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, soft texture.
Overall: Being notably fuller in all its regards it is not exactly a classic, traditional schwartz. Still, it’s a reasonably nice beer. Can’t we just like nice beers?