poochy (11) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bold beer great for a cold month. Excellent malty nose with strong chocolate character and yet, hint of vanilla. Light on palette for its weight but leaves with a full mouth feel. Highly recommended on tap.
alex_leit (964) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: malts, caramel, candy, dark bread. Taste: slightly sour, sweet caramel, halva, hoppy finish.
hman43 (738) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tt pours dark ground with a tan head. It has aromas of roasted malts and a touch of coffee. It has flavors of roasted malts, a hint of coffee, and slight hop bitterness. It has a medium body combined with high carbonation. It is mostly smooth and semi dry on the way down.
hopwine (608) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium-dark chocolate aroma, with some dark roast/char. Flavor is same with a little ash, prune, and roasted chestnut. Rye contributes a little spice/bready quality. Damn good dark lager but pretty pricey for the style.
tom10101 (4231) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (500 ml) at Mont-Carmel tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!
>>> A smooth and well balanced Schwarzbier that is pretty easy drinking.
- Clear amber-brown with a medium beige head and some lacing.
- All the flavors are well dosed, giving the beer a pretty good balance.
- It’s tasty stuff and really easy drinking.
- Medium body and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit silky and finish is dry.
- I think I need to try some other Westbrook German-style beers as I liked their gose and this one a lot.
Flavors: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, resinous notes, mineral presence, mild pine and mild caramel.
mathieuc (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chicory and coffee. Dark indeed. Taste is of coffee with the slightest bit of ash (bummer). Both body and carbonation were moderate. Overall I thought it was pretty good for a schwarzbier. Maybe I need to seek out the better examples of the style now?
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear dark brown with a frothy and creamy light beige cap, nice lacing. smoky burnt caramel, charred roasted maltiness - mineral but never ashy, some red berries, astringent and spicy woodsiness, pepper. average to light carbonation, light body - tad thin, balanced and lightly astringent, chalky and spicy finish. low-key lager fruitiness - beets but no kalamatas. ncie stuff anyhow.
JulienHuxley (4633) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Clear deep brown black pour with white head. Aroma is nice and roasty, nice coffee aroma. Taste is really roasty, nice coffee flavor, burnt toast. Palate is light, dry and well carbed, very easy drinking.
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Thomas Schneider - dark brown beer with a decent head retention; toasted malty aroma with notes of dried fruits; a good malt backbone, light tart with notes of rye, clean toasted finish of figs and malts
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and almost clear. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, chocolate, soysauce. Sweet flavor. Creamy
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice toasted,roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted bitter finish.