omhper (25546) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
Bottled, thanks Lubiere! Dark brown, rich firm head. Spicy chocolate aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and well rounded moutheel. Creamy with licorice and coffee, chocolate and toast. Spicy bitter finish. Harmonious. Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Very dark brown. Frothy, bubbly head. This has a bitter chocolate nose, woody hop notes, and a touch of toast. Sweet, depth of dark sugars. Thick body, sweet and with a dark chocolate finish. Ferris (16274) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle - Toast and roasted malts. Jet brown with a rich light brown head. Lots of toast and cocoa and a bitter finish. The finish is long and lingering with burnt toast notes. I was on board till the end, where unfortunately it takes a wrong turn. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
A deep dark beer with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nutella chocolate, coffee, grassy hops. In mouth, a chocolate, bitter coffee, floral hops, nice and smooth. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.
Sammy (12601) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Black with a big bubbly head and lacey. A strange sulpher aroma. Wine like initially, and a chocolate taste, thinner than expected for the style.Roasted, but some astringency in the finish. so-so drinkability owing to flaws. Private Beaus buying club bottle.
jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
2012-10-08. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma has an interesting tangy quality to it, mild roasty malt character. 6+ Flavour has sweet malty core, modest bitter roast, tangy accents. 6+ Very sooth average plus bodied palate, velvety carbonation. 3+ Okay, it is a decent take on a schwarzbier but it is not really to my own tastes. On tap at Brewmarket, Brick Works, Toronto DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Mike. Stouty appearance, nearly black with a finely bubbled light brown head. Roasty black malts and chocolate, hints of licorice, dark brown bread. Actually very good! MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
My Bottom Line:JoeMcPhee (9516) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Toasted bread generosity moves into roastiness, as herbal hops freshen up this lean and soft Schwarzbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam slowly crumbles into the brown-edged black.
-This is very drinkable for a 7%+ brew.
-That being said, the 7% is not necessary at all. The same flavors and body would have been great at 5% (like most German Dunkels or Schwarzbiers).
-A lightly fruity acidity increases drinkability.
-This is authentic, despite the high abv.
Deep black pour with a thick sticky white head. The aroma has a bit of roast and some nice toasted/roasted malt character and a bit of licorice along with a touch of toffee and some light fruit with a bit of char. Lightly sweet and a little bit chocolatey. A little bit herbal on the back as well. Nice brew. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Very decent for a schwarzbier. I usually don’t like the style much. Pours black/dark brown with a little head and lacing. Smells boozy and malty. Taste has some fruitiness, some sweetness and a bit of nutty bitterness. Medium carbonation. A little spice in the aftertaste as well. Tap at Barhop.