anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste. Oakes (19370) - 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. jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with quick dissipating white head. Nose/taste of toasted bread, cocoa and toasted grain. Light bodied. bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Bomber from Sondra. Blackish color with ruby translucence. Beige head that left quickly. Aromas of dark roasted malt and perhaps coffee and chocolate notes. Near medium body with light, fizzy carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour dark roast malt. Finish is rather balanced. Fairly refreshing. DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a medium mahogany brown with a rather lively light brown head. aroma of coffee with fruity nuances. Palate is on the thin side and slightly overcarbonated, with flavours of coffee, chocolate, with a reedy vegetal note in the end. Just okay for me, not as roasty as I like.
JoeMcPhee (10129) - 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. bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Light roast aroma. Roast and malt flavor with light chocolate. Medium bodied. Roast and chocolate lingers with light malt. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
22. Black with no head, lace, or visible carb. Mild roasty, cola-like nose. Fizzy thin body. Roasty, cola-like mid-palate, with a long cola finish. Needs a little breadth of flavor, and some more visible carb and head. Plenty of carb in the body; maybe a bit too much. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Black with a viscous brown head. Yeasty, dry, black malt aroma. Medium body. Creamy smooth dark malt flavors are mildly sweet with a taste of earthy molasses. Very little if any bitterness in the finish. Glug glug burp burp best describes this beers drinkability. ClarkVV (6958) - 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.