ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Draught pint at Redbones on 1/13/2006. A deep burgundy hue is just barely perceptible against the black olive colored body, though gazing at it for a while, I do determine it to be quite clear. Head is a fizzy mess of large beige colored bubbles that quickly recedes to a ring, with no lacing. Aroma is quite unique for the style. Cinnamon immediately apparent, quickly mixing with an earthy, dry brown maltiness to give a very true barley note. As the beer breathes and warms, the cinnamon unfolds in to a more poignant roastiness, though it still seems that there is some type of phenol, as I can’t wholly attribute a spicy cinnamon-like flavor to the malt. As well, there is some dustiness to the aroma. Bits of baker’s chocolate and crusty brown bread finish out the overly dry aroma. The flavor seems decidedly dried out, very attenuated and rather lactic as well. Earthy, dry, burnt malts are too dominant amid the watery wasteland that is the body of this beer. Bordering astringent, in fact, with a terribly prickly carbonation. Some light lager yeast crispness on the end, but taken without any supple malts, it seems rather out of place as well. No alcohol apparency. natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
GCBF. Poured a nice dark roasty colour. Looked really appetizing with it’s small ring of white head. Nice malty smell, with a touch of acid tang. Taste was somewhat disappointing, with the malt flavour being dominated with phenolic and off flavours. Dusty taste, like the keg hadn’t been cooled....EVER. Glah. Too bad, it looked and smelled great. I hope it was just this batch.... frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
GCBF. Pours a dark brown. Some malt in the nose. The flavour was not what I was expecing, malty but some other unwanted flavours as well, exaust, rotting vegetables. I wish I could try it again sometime. Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Hazy dark brown colour. Very fresh malty aroma - it is a Baron beer after all. Light coffee flavour, fairly light but again quite fresh. Lacks the depths of dark malt I’d expect in a schwarzbier...it’s more of a dunkel but even then the freshness is more accented than the complexity. beerdork1968LS (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2005 does not count
Had on tap at Brouwers Cafe in Fremont. Nice black lager with good roast / chocolate / malt aroma. Toasty and sublte roast add to the malt sweetness. Nice clean malt finish, you can tell it was lagered. Good attempt at the style.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe. Dark black with light ruby tints and a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is very toasty, with some nuttiness and a light noble hop aroma. Well lagered. Flavour is also malty, nutty, and toasty with some faint earthiness. Subtle noble hop flavour on the finish. Easy to drink with a bit of faint anise and sweet maltiness in the finish. These guys know how to do Germany proud. porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2005
On tap. POured a dark ruby color with a light white head. Smelled of toasted malts and malts. Tasted a bit watered down but still had a good nutty, toasted maly backbone. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours dark ruby, slight chocolate hue, large white foamy head, mild carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Malty nose, very slight toasted aroma, slightly nutty.   Smooth on the tongue, very lightly toasted malts, and a slight lactic twinge.   Moderate body & mouthfeel.   Finishes clean and rather nutty, along with a subtle toasted malt.   Seems almost like a heavy Brown Ale, but good nonetheless. leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2004
On tap at the Palace Kitchen. Kind of dark in this place so hard to see what exactly I was getting here. Looks to be a dark brown color with ruby highlights. Faint hints of roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Light bodied, very similar to a lager, with roasted malt and chocolate flavors. A quality beer.