hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2017 UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
On tap at the Portland location. Poured a near black color with a small sized tan head. Some chocolate and roast. deyholla (11606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the San Diego location. Pours a near clear earthy dark brown with a tan head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a combination of dark grains, roasted malts and a bit of chalky chocolate. Flavor has a combination of sweet dark grains and chocolate with a hint of roast underlying. Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Dark brown, medium head, cocoa and light chocolate on the nose, light body, mellow. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours a dark cola color with a dark beer malt aroma. Taste is clean, crisp, dry amd simple. No distinct flavor, but light and smooth finish. Wish there was more complex flavor but a nice beer for the style. StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at Hop City. So tasty, the roasted flavours have a hint of chocolate but not much bitterness, great beer.
onceblind (9700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Deep dark brownish under a thin ivory cap. Dark malty aroma with a kiss of coffee and roast. Smooth dark flavor that’s got cocoa and a little brown malt with a biscuity base and a kiss of Java. Like an aggressive schwarzbier (note-I didn’t know this was a schwarz when I was rating it). adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Dark brown, almost black. Soft mocha smell. Light & almost fruity with just about no aftertaste. adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Wonderful, but have to knock points of for being called the Sinistor. I?d expect it to be darker. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
22oz bottle 9/11/16 (Plaid Pantry-Vancouver, WA)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of the same with a bitterness and more chocolate on the back end. This medium bodied brew is darn tasty as I am not a fan of this style. tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is malts, cocoa, raisins, fruited breads. Taste is malty, cocoa, bready. A pretty pleasant and accurate take on a Schwarzbier....maybe a little mild but still good.