Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bomber. Poured chocolatey-brown with a short, but dense-ish cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolates, molasses, and lesser coffee, with sweet, smoky caramel bringing up the rear.. smooth and sweet impression. The flavor opened with a tart, malty kick and coffee bitterness, quickly backed by dry-roasted caramel and chocolate notes.. dry coffee bitterness, lactic character, and vanilla surrounded.. finished roasty and dry with a fine blend of everything I previously mentioned. Medium-bodied at its very most.. dry and roasty as mentioned.. this was on the hoppy and bitter side for the style, which was a welcome twist. I could drink far too much of this. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22 oz. bomber via trade with thetomG- thanks again, Tom! Pours a cloudy brown-ruby-amber color with a finger-thick beige head with nice retention and lace. Aroma isn’t very strong, but has nice notes of roasted chocolate and German malts, nuts, caramel, and toast. Flavor improves upon it, with notes of roasted chocolate malts, toast, wet tea leaves, tobacco, fruit, and some earthy notes. Light-medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and a leafy mouthfeel. Finishes dry and roasty. Tried right after the Sprecher Black Bavarian, this is another really nice Midwestern schwarzbier, a style I hadn’t thought much of before. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, chocolate, and grass. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bomber. Pours hazy dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, Ans roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bit of smoke, and a little coffee. Pretty tasty schwarzbier. anders37 (27047) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish/brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty grainy bready chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty bready chocolate flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty bready caramel finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a white head. The beer is very clear. The aroma is a nice mix of caramel, chocolate and toffee malts, definitely a malt bomb. The flavor is mainly caramel malt, roasted malt and a hint of smoke. I don’t get too much chocolate in the flavor after getting a lot in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is chocolate chips, roasted pecans, and brown sugar. Taste is toasted marshmallow, creamy vanilla, and hazelnut oil. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2010
22oz bottle from west lakeview (old rating).... seen this on tap around town but picked up a bottle instead... pours a dark cola brown with a slowly forming thin ring of a frothy white head... aroma of german grains and malt, cola, in addition to flavors of sweet caramel, grain, light cocoa as well as some subtle roast on the backend. mildy sweet through the middle and finish with a prick of bitterness at the very end. carbonation falls in the middle of the road and the body is somewhat on the lighter side. pretty drinkable nonetheless. looking forward to more from these guys.
7/3/7/3/14 TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
22 oz bottle from a friend. Been trying to track this down for awhile. Pours a nice blackish brown, lighter edges but largely opaque body. A light brown moderate head sits atop and dies down to a decent film, decent lacing overall over time. Aromas are roasty malts, barley, light cocoa and coffee grounds moving into a touch of creamy sweetness, caramel and toffee. Initial is similar, a sturdy body for a Schwartz, roasty malts with coffee, cocoa, sweetness and a creaminess in body move into caramel, toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Nice balance of flavors with a decent hopping in the finish to compliment the roast and sweetness. A solid Schwartz that gives a decent abv on top.. But it doesn’t get obnoxious. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep brown with some amber highlights around the edge with a small off white fluffy head. Aroma is toasted malts, a bit of cocoa, a hint of smokiness, a bit doughy with just a tiny bit of dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, lightly nutty, roasted and slightly burnt malts, chocolate and some coffee. Lightly bitter and dry finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Alright beer, nothing standing out