Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours an opaque cola brown with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, tan head. Malty aroma has hints of burnt hops and a fruity touch. Flavor has a core of roast malt and hints of charred wood and - horehound? Caramel? Not sure. Smooth texture is a teensy on the watery side and has about average fizz. OK, not Heavy Seas’ best, and I hope not Devils Backbone’s best - but an enjoyable beer. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Nearly opaque, deep mahogany with thin buff head and good lacing that starts very nicely, but doesn't linger. .
Aroma of roasted malt, sweet pilsner malt, grain, chocolate and nuts
Taste of roasted grain, sweet pilsner malt, pineapple, smokey chocolate and nuts.
Medium/light body with medium/high carbonation.
I liked the pilsner attributes with the dark, smokey roasted aspects.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2012
bottle - Pours near black with a roasted malt aroma. It has mild hops bitterness, roast character, a medium body, and overall is fairly good but not that special. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Double deuce - pours dark ruby brown with beige head. Nose is roasted caramel and chocolate. Flavor adds floral hops. Better than any of the other schwarzbiers I’ve had. Watery to sticky. Light to medium sweet with slightly less bitterness. Coffee aftertaste. This is giving me hope that this style is not as bad I thought it was. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head, black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light burnt plastic. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Name: Land Ho!
Date: July 16, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, touch of candy sweetness, light imaginary roasted
Flavor: sweet and roasted flavor, spicy, lots of roasted, touch of black malt bitterness, light spicyness, balancing sweetness comes through as it warms
Overall: unique, I like it
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle shared by Brad while watching Le Tour de France. Merci!
The beer is a dark chestnut color. Very dark, nearing black. Atop the beer rests nearly an inch of light beige head. Spotty lacing.
The aroma is subtle, offering hints of chocolate, roast.
Light, simple, mild roast. Easy drinking and soft on the palate. A touch of pine and bitterness. Overall, the flavor is a bit subdued and understated.
A decent beer. Nothing wrong with it. Good pairing with some spicy food.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-21-2012 alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has roasted grains, some earthy notes with some mild fruits. The flavor was roasted malts, earthy, mild fruit character, but comes off a bit thin and watery compared to other readily available schwarzbiers (ex. Dark Horse). Just OK. hotstuff (5144) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Backlog rating on 10-20-2012 at Fort Wayne Gathering - This bottled beer has a medium sized tan head with a short retention and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, hops and a suggestion of fruit. The flavor is bitter hops, roasted malt, semi-sweet and also has a semi-burnt taste. This beer’s mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink and has a lingering roasted, burnt aftertaste. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Roasted coffee aromas. Roasted coffee and a little hop bitterness. Overall not too bad for a black pilsner.