GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tap at CCB. Deep brown to ruby with no head. Nose is sharper coffee roast and dark cherries. Taste follows suit: heavy baked cherries followed by heavy coffee and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with good bitterness. Easy to drink. Heavy coffee presence. Successful.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
My Bottom Line : douglas88 (9051) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Prominent roasted malts and their coffee bean angles dominate this lager’s date and vanilla-like fruitiness for a sweet but quite flavorful pint.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the blackness with dark brown hues.
-The low carbonation makes the sugars feel bigger.
-This is rather drinkable but it is obviously brewed to suit North Americans’ tastes for bolder brews. This is richer than any authentic Schwarzbier I’ve had.
-Mouthfeel is slick and silky.
On tap at Coffee District, Delray Beach.
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours a clear brown color with a medium tan head. A big nose of sweet smoke and malts. A easygoing flavor with light metal and smoke, some toast and candies. Good. Clean. solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Toasty and very drinkable. Black pour with OK head. Some bitterness in crisp finish. Lots of raw barley aroma. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
11/27/11. Growler courtesy rbrazell! Thanks, man! Pitch black pour, slight ruby edges under the light, with a nice tan head that holds, sticks, and laces in streaks. Nice aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder, roasted malts, and a touch of graininess. Wonderful chocolate flavor, milk chocolate, with a touch of fruitiness and graininess. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel, but well carbonated. This has all the flavors of an awesome porter but with the easy-drinking smoothness of a lager. Delish!
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
The “32oz” swing top growler, courtesy of markwise, pours nice and dark with light colored mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, a bit of spicy black licorice and then a very light note of a sour almost soured milk note. The taste delivers a similar experience only in flavor form with dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, black licorice and then an interesting slightly soured yeastiness. Cool stuff. nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4oz pour at Churchkey is a murky, transparent black with some creamy white head. Malty nose, light smoke, dark chocolate. Flavor is malty, stale licorice, smoke, coffee grounds. Medium bodied, sweet finish. Just too sweet. radagast83 (8006) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Bluejacket/Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during SAVOR week. Poured a dark color, almost black, with a light brown color. Aroma was chocolate, caramel, toffee perhaps. Smoke notes are pretty well balanced. PorterPounder (7893) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl. - on tap - Fermentation Lounge. Dark, black as coal pour with a thick mocha colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is very deliciously fragrant with some chicory, licorice and creosote notes. Flavor starts out with some smooth espresso notes, some unsweetened chocolate, finish has some cookie notes to it - similar to a biscotti, a hint of licorice to round it out - very flavorful. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very solid. GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey for the Cigar City & Funky Buddha SAVOR event. Black with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, roast. Tastes of smoke, caramel, toffee, roast. Medium body with a dry finish.