bhensonb (15345) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2017 Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel, and light, floral earthiness. Black with ruby highlights and a mostly diminishing, off-white head. Dry, somewhat bitter, and somewhat savory, with hints of cocoa. Light-medium bodied with a good level of carbonation, and a clean, roasty finish.
Bottle as Dark Offerings at RFD. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of slightly toasty dark malt with chocolate and leather . Med body or better. Flavor is making me think of chocolate malt tablets with leather and/or anise in a subtle way. Very tasty schwarzbier. eRock_2013 (475) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2017 Sampled this under the label "Black Lager" at the Columbia World of Beer Festival 2017, appears to be one-and-the-same beer based on the label art and description. Regardless, I was excited to try another Devils Backbone brew, and I was quite pleased with their classic rendition of this style. On tap, this poured a simple dark brown, with a toasty dark malt aroma. Toastiness proceeds to a warmer roastiness in the flavor, which is dark chocolate and coffee malt. Some roasty bitterness present from the dark chocolate notes. Smooth with a medium body, would be very drinkable i imagine, with a simple clean finish of milk chocolate. True to the style as it doesn’t have much hops to speak of and relies entirely on a complex malty profile to distinguish itself, and succeeds in doing so! Would love to have a full pint of this some day. brownaler (678) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Has a syrupy coca flavor with ground coffee like malt. Finish is a bit milky. Panzuriel (2306) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Appearance: Medium to darker brown. Finger of tan foam.
Nose: Sweeter roasted caramel malt. Touches of roasted nuts and wheat toast
Taste: medium bittersweet caramel malt. Touch earthy, touch roasty. Finishes cleanly
Body: Thinner with soft carbonation
Parting thoughts: A pretty decent example of the style. Nice find.
woodychevy (874) - - DEC 9, 2016
Shared bottle. Decent. Great style- a lighter bodied and less sweet dark beer. Medium bodied. Notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel but with the crisp finish and bitterness of a lager. Perfect fall-ish beer. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2016
draft that poured a medium brown the aroma had hints of coffee and caramel in this lager. nice body and flavor throughout. very surprised at how good this one was. body was mild to med easy to drink and good flavor start to finish. TEJA (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2016. Nice roaste malty aroma. Fine roasted malty taste with a bit too sweet finnish. Medium bitterness and a good body. njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Poured a dark brown with off white head that quickly disappeared to the glass edges. Aroma of lite milked coffee, some chocolate and caramel. Taste was Med roast coffee, coca, the coca gaining in strength in the finish to aftertaste. Also seems to get a bit of a bitter ting in the finish as it warms. olsvammel (7246) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Dark malty and bready smell with a light farty aroma. Similar taste. Light toasted and roasted. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2016
this is a very well done schwarbier if ever ive had one. i really like this one a lot, dont care who owns it.