Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
6/30/07 On Draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is malty with smoke, caramel and butterscotch notes. Appearance is dark brown with an off-white head. Flavor is sweet malt forward followed by red fruit notes and candy flavors. Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with good carb texture for being such a low bite. Overall, an enjoyable light bodied beer that’s very easy drinking. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
GCBF sample. Tasty dry chocolate. Nice and very much as described "Starts with a slight roast flavour followed by a faint chocolate body". WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Tap @ Green Dragon. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is smokey and full of coffee. Taste is full of coffee and malt and its pretty nice. Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Body is black with brown edges, thin light tan head. Aroma is lightly smokey, licorice, roasted malts, with a little bit of coffee. Taste is lightly roasted, some caramel, some hazelnut to it also. Could be fuller, but a good beer. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
22oz via Capital Market. Ok, i have only had a couple of this style..but have been wanting to try a good one. This pours a brown/black with ruby highlights and a semi-tan head. Nose is all about roasted grains, and a little chocolate. THis tastes very carbonated, with lots of nut, some roastiness, and some berry notes. THe dark currants are there but they are buried undrneath the roasted malts. Mouthfeel is abit thin, carbonaton a bit high. But still..this is good for what it is..just drop the carbonation a bit and this will be outstanding!
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Bottle... Poured deep, deep ruby, almost black, with a beige head. Aroma of zesty spices like nutmeg or mild cinnamon and a musty malt presence. Light palate with a subtle sweetness from maybe cocoa, and a mild bitterness maybe from earthy hops before being well rounded with malt notes. bb (9525) - 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. Dorwart (2598) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Good sized milky brown head of very fine and creamy bubbles. Reduces slowly. Rich roasty aroma with some chocolate, malted milk balls, roasted grains and a bit of berry. Color is a very dark brown. Lively in the mouth with some soft roasted malts, dark chocolate and some grainy notes. A little bit gritty on the palate. Finishes roasty and smooth. A pretty good schwartzbier. 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. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle: Dark mahogany, nice head and lacing. Nose of peanut shells and light roast, some caramel in the flavor. Nutty and roasty, nice smooth finish. A bit lacking in the roast department but plenty nutty and still tasty.