markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of a recent Tampa Tasting. Pours a brown ale brown with an off-white head. Nose is some roast, some earth, some cocoa, some chocolate, and some ash. Flavor is similar with roast, chocolate, light earth, dark chocolate, and some ash. Light to medium in body and a really nice schwartz overall. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Darkness Day 2012. Beautiful beer. Roasty and wood. Dark pour. Very nice and glad I got to try this. SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Got the caramel and chocolate while drinking it. lively CO2. But I also got a little wood taste to it. Good beer. Keep pouring it. Tmoney99 (14968) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle shared at Natifest 12. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable brew.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Sample at Natifest. Dark brown color. Little light brown head. Licorice nose-smell. Very bitter taste. Some bite. Roasty malts, big licorice. Light carbonation, dry texture. Not my thing
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Didn’t know this was imperialized, which is a complement given how well balanced yet robust this was. Lots of chocolate, smoke, and a touch of anise in the nose. Full body, light but lively carbonation, and a very nice, smooth schwarz for such a big beer. Roasted but pert, a good one. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
651mL yellowish white wax thanks to noodleuser. Pours tepid clear brune. Bubbles. Nose is rich vanilla and sharper bourbon. Small tomato. Taste is thick vanilla, rich, full milk chocolate. Palate is rich. Good stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Draft at Farmhouse. Clear red-mahogany with fair, creamy, tan head / / Light body tending towards weak, dry with some bitterness on the finish / Simple flavors of coca cola, burnt coffee, tobacco, and toast / Mediocre. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
Draught at Flossmoor Station - brewpub. Black - offwhite head. Hard burned, smokey, herbal, nutty, nice malty, nice bitterness, pleasant body and finish. Good amount of smoke. deyholla (12258) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a good amount of smoke and roast with backing dark grains. Flavor begins toasty with dark grains and then finishes with a bit of smoke.