andrewje41 (4752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft pour at the forcasters pub. Pours a near black with no head. Mild cocoa and roasted malt aroma. Really cool, light flavor with some roasted chocolate malts. Pretty standard for the style, but pretty good. Nice for winter. mcberko (20442) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Rockfish Grill / Anacortes Brewery, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is nice, with toasted nuts, some roast, and a little coffee. Flavour is heavy on the roast for a German bock, with roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Not authentic, but still quite enjoyable. Nice beer. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft @ Collins. Served near frozen! Warm deep dark brown reddish tint. Small head. Inky aroma. Cola notes. Retains a cola character throughout. Light medium body. Black licorice and slight anise from well made dark malt extraction, no roast. Chocolate. Chicory. I might prefer a little toasty character but its ok. Solid. ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Amazingly good beer. Has a dark, porter-like color with a dark tan head. Sweet chocolatey tones all throughout with very little bitterness. I’ve not had this style befor but am now a big fan. BillKismet (4177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Dark, sasparilla color with faded pond scum head. Not much aroma, perhaps light carafa roast. Flavor strikes me as a munich dunkel rather than a schwarz. Munic malt, light roast barley, not tannic bitterness, carafa, mild grainy sweetness.
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2009 Total Score: 2.8
Dark bodied with an adequate, crisp layering of head. Brief whisk of carafa beneath the nose trailed by hints of hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, lacking roastiness desired from the style. Strong beery underpinning. Eh.
Taster – Washington Winter Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – A dark malty Pilsner with a deep rich flavor. This was a very nice beer. Tasty and a welcome change to the regular Pilsner riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours a dark brown tone with a thin head. The aroma is full of dark malts that are pleasantly fruity and a little tart. Light roasted malts in the flavor combine with some dark fruit and a touch of tartness. Seemingly pretty light bodied and thin. BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
Supper dark brown with light off white head. Aroma was malty and smokey, almost peaty. Flavour was burnt toast with some caramel malts. Tasty deceiving beer. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Draft @ Strange Brewfest 07: Pours a dark black/mahogany hue. No head or lacing. Nose of light roast, dark pickled cherry and a touch of toasty caramel. The flavor is sweet with the same roasted cherry note. Tart, balanced, "lagery". The finish is watery as is the mouthfeel. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Draft at Winter Beer Fest. Pours a blackish brown with a tan head. This beer sorta took me by surprise. The taste is huge with nuts, chocolate, caramel, a trace of coffee and smoke. A lot tastier than any other Schwarzbier I’ve tried.