BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
A nice easy to drink Schwarzbier. This was cold and tasted very good. I really liked this and will get up to Seattle soon to try some more.
TimE (6269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2007
On tap at Masshiko Japanese restaurant (I love Seattle for having micros on tap at a wide number of restaurants). Gentle chocolate malt nose leads to a somewhat sour chocolatey body and a highly yeasty finish. Nothing special, but quaffable. ebowman (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2008
On tap at Palace Kitchen in Seattle, WA - Pours very dark/black wthout much head. Aroma of cola/caramel. The taste itself is unremarkable and leaves a lot to be desired given the nice aroma. anders37 (27588) - 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. DuffMan (10754) - 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.
CraftBC (4) - Alameda, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007 does not count
22 oz bomber. Deep ruby brown, no head (might have been an older beer). Slight chocolate notes give a decent body but lack of carbonation robs it of any bite. A disappointment because its feels like there’s a good beer underneath. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Pretty unremarkable. Deep brown pour, light roast aroma with some cocoa/coffee tones to it. Taste is much the same, there’s just no single thing that jumps out. It’s not bad, and is a fine enough beer. ClarkVV (6962) - 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. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Lasting white creamy head with a deep brown. Again, the spicy yeast. Interesting stuff. Brown malt, wet wheat. Somewhat lacking the malt for a Schwarzbier? BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Deep brown, nearly black, with light head. Cola-like appearance. Nice, mild roast aroma with some chocolate. Clean with no burnt notes. Body has a dank dive bar beer flavor, and imperceptible roast. Almost akin to a cream ale body. Lackluster.