hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is very subtle, but I am finally able to pick up some nutty malts and dark berries. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with minimal bitterness. Finishes crisp, but sweet as well. Drinks a bit like a lager. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Oakes (16466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, medium head, cocoa and light chocolate on the nose, light body, mellow.
Barreras (1642) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (1888) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hop City. So tasty, the roasted flavours have a hint of chocolate but not much bitterness, great beer.
onceblind (8417) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Wonderful, but have to knock points of for being called the Sinistor. I?d expect it to be darker.
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (1140) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ale_Apprentice (3) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting flavor. Taste characteristics of German style beer. Spicy taste characteristic of German beer.
Dogbrick (12342) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Tap House Grill. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a malty aftertaste.