tbauer1134 (18) - - OCT 28, 2011
I had never seen this before so I picked up a 22 on a whim. Not a big fan of Leavenworth/Fish but I was intrigued. Beer pours beautiful dark brown with a killer thick head. Roasted malts, and coffee aromas are very evident. The mouth is rich and thick with more roasted malts and coffee. Nice smooth finish. Impressive. GJP90X (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
deep dark charcoal color, mild tones of liquorice and red fruits; nutty mid palate of candied walnuts and toffee, long smokey finish. superspak (5889) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2013
22 ounce bottle into lager glass; October notched, no year (probably 2011). Pours fairly clear very dark brown color with a small fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass; with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, toast, coffee, dark bread, floral, light pepper, and roasted earthiness; with some subtle pear and apple. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with hardly any yeast fruitiness surprisingly. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, coffee, dark bread, floral, light pepper, light pear, apple, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, floral, light pear, apple, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and robustness of roasted flavors; with good complexity and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier! Great balance and robustness of roasted flavors with minimal yeast esters; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyably offering. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Very tasty. Dark Black in color, clear with a thin head. Good dark malts. chocolate, and coffee flavors. This was a very tasty lager. Great Job Fish Brewing. romulusnr (16) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Thick meaty dark head. Strong flavor, low bitterness, leather and woody. Well-offset hops. Lightly tangy afterbite.
poisoneddwarf (2624) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bomber, thanks Darrin. Aroma is strong in coffee, nice and roasty. Flavor is dry and bittersweet, roasty; light flavors of licorice, grain, wet river rock. Pours black with red highlights, large tan head with great retention and lace. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Tasty. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. A one finger white foamy head rises atop of a semi-dark brown to black colored body. Light speckled lacing graces around the glass.
The smell has a burnt chocolate to semi-cake like quality and a slight creaminess. A slight vanilla displaces the chocolate as it warms.
The taste is semi-sweet with a gentle roast and a delicate porter-esque mild creaminess to roll into the aftertaste and lead to a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body and has a soft carbonation to allow a gentle creaminess rolling all around.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good Schwarzbier I could have again. Kleg (383) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2017
22 oz bottle. Pitch black pour with a beige head and decent retention. Light lacing. Dark roasted taste with minimal coffee flavor. Smooth and clean. Easy drinking.
troopie (2414) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle. Black with a lasting beige head. Some roasty notes in the malty aroma. Rather fuller in flavour than the average American dark lager. Dark roast coffee, almost espresso tunes in the flavour. Good hop finish. Reid (2610) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, S.Salem. $4.59
Black lager..very black with a lovelly creamy,thick yet bubbly tan head.
Aroma very lager like..and with hints of caramel and chocolate
Smmoth taste low carbonation..roasty ,coffeelike malts..some dark chocolate..slightly burnt notes. Pleasant.
Nice smooth palate..the low carbonation works with this beer.
But i do have to say this is much more a Schwarzbier than a ADL