SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Draft at Brass Tap: Poured a deep dark brown/black with a reddish hint. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Taste is a bold malt with spices and molasses. The Germans who follow the code would roll over if they tried this example of Schwarzbier! cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2011
32 oz. swing top growler via trade with
smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted, almost burnt malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt and light chocolate with some herbal hops trying to bust out. Finish is smooth and roasty. Medium body. Schwarzbier beers are probably my favorite style of Lagers and this is a good one. Thanks Jason. OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Draft at CCB. Nose is heavy roast with some light chocolate and hay. Pour is dark brown with a decent head. Taste touches on roasted notes and some light coffee and chocolate flavors with a bit of hay and straw notes in the mix. Not bad. Macegan75 (859) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Growler at one of Damico’s tastings. Nose is bacon and roasted malt. First sip is malty flavors of licorice, chicory andblack strap molasses . Finish has nice bitterness but not necessarily from hops. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours dark black coffee with an amber hue and decent creamy caramel head. The aroma brings pleasant roasted malts, fresh coffee, and black licorice. It tastes very similar, starts with light sweet roasted malty coffee notes that taste so fresh and delicious. The body is just right, not crispy or creamy, but so smooth.
fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
roasted grains dominate, though it finished a bit thin with a hoppiness that sort of throws it off. not bad but not that interesting either. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Multiple draft samples at Redlight. Oh yeah....now we’re talking. A 5.5% Schwarz from my local brewery? Sign me up! This sucker pours dark and chocolaty, just a bit of light peeking through it’s mahogany edges. A thick and frothy cap of mocha foam sits steadfast at the head, leaving traces of tattered, wet lace on the glass as it slowly settles to a swirly surface film. The nose is big on roast, suggesting of dry chocolate and mocha most prominently, touching on sharper coffee edges at times, along with rich, blackened caramel. It’s really nicely balanced and approachable, yet loaded with character. Flavors are largely the same, though they take on a bit more fruitiness. I get cocoa beans, dry cacao roast, roasted mocha, and a caramel finish. Mmmmm....tasty! The palate might be my favorite part of this beer. It is notably less substantive than most CCB beers, yet still sufficiently creamy, and perfectly, I mean perfectly carbonated. Damn fine beer here. This is the best CCB brew I’ve had in some time. Can this stuff please! cheap (6249) - CHINA - DEC 13, 2011
Had this on tap at Willards Tap House in largo fla. Looks like a stout. Mild easy aroma of stout. Friendly and fun, to an extent. Not overwhelming but there is a roasted slighjt burnt finish. Bitterness also builds on the finish. beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap at Redlight. Dark brown with a tan head. Scent is roasty. Taste is same with a lot of coffee. jcwattsrugger (12579) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head with black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is roasty dark malt/oat-molasses/peat, spice/earthy hops. Full body, chewy.