Garbageman (443) - 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 (4272) - Marietta, 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, bakerís 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, itís a reasonably nice beer. Canít we just like nice beers?
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at high dive. Deep black color .malty drinkable and cocoa with a a crisp back bite.eh
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
eRock_2013 (144) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm an interesting alternative - a craft Schwartzbier out of South Carolina. The aroma is distinctive and smells like burnt rye bread. Taste again features rye bread as well as roasted coffee/ cocoa. Very smooth and drinkable, although the finish is both sweet and sour and thus a bit confusing. In summary, "Hearty" is the word that comes to mind. As a star wars and spaceballs I also enjoy the labelling.---Rated via Beer Buddy
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Beers from the Bikes Villes tasting on 11/08/2013. The beer is a solid black color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Malt, citrus and hops in the nose. Light to medium body with a roasty character of malt and chocolate, along with some citrusy hops and licorice in the background. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
OldGrowth (2418) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Wholefoods Woodruff, Greenville SC. good aroma, sweet. Malty, roasty, cocoa, little bread, dark blackish brown color, good head and lace. sweet bitter flavor. medium body, creamy thick mouthfeel, bitter finish, yet kind of smooth. Pretty good. falls a little short of being great, not sure if rye cuts into roasted malts usual flavor, getting more of the yeast as it warms, Solid , enjoyable, not one Iíd buy a bunch of, but good to try
geologyguy (553) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells very much like chocolate stout...but almost in a bad way...hatd to rate appearance...very malty and roasted little hops
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark, mostly black with a little brown on the edges and a bubbly khaki head. Nice roasty and slightly spicy nose, toffee, creamy milk chocolate, and some subtle dark fruit notes. Nice creamy mouthfeel, roasty coffee notes, light chocolate notes, somewhat bitter spicy character from the rye, and just a trace of smoke. Really well made, delicious and smooth.
ladnewton (1305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBI, London on 16th June 2013. Black with tan head and almost no lace. Rich berries, fruitcake and roasty aroma. Rich roast malts in-mouth with tanginess. Grassy and tangy flavours in finish with touches of smoke. Zingy mouthfeel and solid body. A good mouthful!
teddybeer (2056) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head with good duration and medium lasting. Arome has notes of peat, toasted malts and light coffee. Flavor is dominated by black coffee, chocolate, toasty, peat and slightly ashes. The final is slightly bittery with a good duration.