SHIG (4965) - 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! MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
Draft @ Brewery. Pours a nice pitch black beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and hint of toast. Flavor is very strong and firm, roasty sweetness with roasted caramel in the background and more ground coffee in the front. Very malty, strong and full bodied. Very nice stuff. tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Tap @ Redlight Redlight. Pours pitch black with a nice tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty fruity sweet bready. Flavor is fruity lightly roasted malty, lightly bitter a bit smokey. Finishes dry fruity malty. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Shaker pint draft at the Brass Tap in Coral Springs, Florida. The pour is a dark brown black with a one inch khaki head that falls quick. The aroma is soft roast and char nutty malt. The taste is the clean fresh nutty malt with the char roast of the nose. The palate is medium to light bodied with active carbonation and a mineral soft roast dry finish. Clean and very well made. weihenweizen (4205) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours opaque black with beige head. Good lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and sweet roasted aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt and a light bitter hop finish. I like this one.
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice tasting beer. Light and simple. Easy drinking. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. This is a nice brew that I wouldn’t mind drinking again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-04-2012 50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
On tap at WOB - Clematis. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt and sweet smoke aromas. Good mouthfeel, with all kinds of dark roasted malt and coffee notes.. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours a dark back with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and chocolate. Taste follows, roast is nice, not over the top. Smooth and very drinkable.
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Another huge mug pour at redlight... Pours a mostly darker stouty black pour with less intense deep reddish semi-tan edges and topped with an enticing creamy light beige head... Aroma of roasted grain and cocoa throughout. Solid with a touch of burnt ends... Flavors are solidly mire if the same with a solid roast and cocoa flavor profile. Easy goin body with mild to medium carbonation. Pretty darn drinkable. 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!