patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours dark brown with a moderate head that has some staying power. The aroma is mild roast malts. It has a good roast malt flavor with maybe mild coffee presence. Medium bodied and smooth, this one leaves some lingering roast in the finish.
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2007 Dry, roasty ,bitter and a decent schwarzbier. Page 266 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 347 out of his 500 Classic Brews to go.
robinvboyer (4425) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 pour very very dark, lots of malt in the nose, with some caramel. flavour is much the same, sweet, and hearty, nice beer.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown, tan head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, caramel, pine, malt. Flavor is caramel, malt, vanilla, grass, pine, slightly bitter burnt coffee.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dark brown body with plenty of tan head. Surpriseingly sour aroma with very pronounced fruit notes. In the mouth, this beer starts out sweet with a building coffee-like acidity and roasted bitterness. Notes of sourness and fruity sweetness (black cherry) mix at differing points in the palate. The finish just died, however, with a very mild lingering chocolate-like flavor... Still a great, interesting beer.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing beer! Rich dark brown color, slightly lighter than a porter. Aroma and flavor rich of malt, molasses with a hint of chocolate thrown in for good measure. About as smooth a finish as I ever had for a dark beer.
Dogbrick (12596) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew pours a dark reddish-brown with a medium thick tan head that has fair retention. Thin spotty lacing. The aroma consists of dark fruits and malt. Medium-bodied with a somewhat roasty aspect. Medium body but thin at times. Malt, coffee and prune flavors are present, along with a touch of hops. The finish is roasty and sweet, with a mild coffee aftertaste. Average overall.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours jet black and then turns slightly brown with a small white head. The aroma is kind of lacking but has trace smokey notes of roasted coffee. Taste is what the aroma lacks, with a nice bitterness and some smokiness. Overall not a bad beer
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 Poured from a can. The beer looks pretty decent. A very dark, almost solid black/brown, when you hold it up to the light it’s almost a dark dark blood red colour. A foamy beige head that stuck around for the first little while and left good lacing. An aroma i’m having a hard time pinning, but definitly some nuts and oats in their. The flavor was enjoyable, a light sweetness, malts, a really mild hint of chocolate, a good beer, I enjoyed it but over all found the beer to be a little lack luster, the flavors seemed held back somehow.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma yields touches of almond butter, toasted croissant, light oats and wheat fields. Toasty and rich. Pour deep black-brown, with mahogany-orange edge. Flavor shows a lightly sweet, slightly metallic rounded malt, with lots of Munich, some wet oats and lots of sea salt. Light edge of cocoa roast and charred lamb. Nutty and somehow drinkable. Body is a touch thin, but not detracting. In the smack, a rising dryness from nut skins and light hop resins. A run of the mill, clean Schwarz, with a nip of character