SHIG (4964) - 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! PorterPounder (8294) - 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. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at Churckey for the Funky Buddha event. Smokey malts and caramel toffee with espresso grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Delicious. RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Draft. Great example of the style. Big, roasty malt aroma with coffee, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Big tan head. Taste is rich, creamy, light and refreshing. There’s chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and crisp malt. Not too sweet. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Served on draft at Mekong Richmond, VA. Pours a clear very dark brown head with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and nutty notes. The taste is very similar with some berries and bitter hops. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.
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.