BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
expresso coffee husk roast and smooth with a good substantial malt flavor. moderate rice like body in this cloudy old bottle. bitter foam and finish and a touch of butterscotch.
hayduke (3323) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a draft pour at the Widmer brewpub in Portland, Oregon, this came a very dark brown with a medium tan head and thick lacing. Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Very rich and creamy mouthfeel feels like oil on the tongue. The flavor is lightly bitter with lots of chocolate malts and coffee flavors. Bitter finish. Excellent stuff.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown body, close to black with a soft ruby color at the edges of the glass. Smooth beige head. Soft roastiness up front, bitter chocolate with a strong hop finish for the style. On the higher carbonation side, I prefer some of the softer smoother bodied versions, but overall this was still nice.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Widmer Gasthaus in Portland, OR--Deep, dark black-brown and roasty with a small beige head. Very thick for a schwartz beer. Very enjoyable. Chocolate and malt notes danced on my tongue and warmed my gut. Very nice.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Newport, OR
very dark brown, scant head, lots of roasted chocolate flavor, just a touch of malt bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent malt nose. Good malt profile throughout
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a god beer to have with Widmer’s Meatloaf, my comfort food.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer from a great brewery, nice nose, malty with the black patent malts showing tyhrough, some bite, decent beer all round.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad as a schwarzbier, but if they are trying to pass this off as a porter, no way. Not enough complexity.