burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012 kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Explodes into the glass with a dark chocolate pour and a thick pillowy tan head that lingers thru much of the drink and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is a pleasant malty chocolate backed up by a hint of caramel. Unfortunately, the joy ends there. The mouthfeel was thin, watery and very metallic, completely dominating any flavors I had hoped to gleen fromt he taste, and carrying all the way thru the finish. I was left with a finish of all metal and not watning more. How could something that started so well end so poorly?
22 ounce bottle pours a coca-cola brown color, aromas of chocolate, roast, malt, and some rye. Flavors follow suit, nice light rye spiciness overall. dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Deep brown in color with excellent. Flavor is light and smooth but chocolatey and roasted.
Notes: GABF visit oobawa (1491) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2011
I was expecting a lot out of this bottle, and ended up fairly disappointed. The dark malt is weaker than you want in a Schwarzbier, leading to a lagery fruitiness that covers up any benefits of including rye. The oily, slick texture feels great, but that doesn’t help the general blandness that plagues this beer worse than its horrible name. (11/08) johnnnniee (4344) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Received in trade from KarrHeel03, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a dark brown color with beautiful garnet highlights and a good sized tightly bubbled tannish head that persists forever.
Smells of cherries and plums, chocolate, caramel, rye bread and a slight spiciness as well. Very little hops left, but I believe this bottle is almost 2 years old so they’ve surely faded.
Taste is a creamy chocolaty spicy fruity affair. Definitely a unique take on a black lager. Smooth with chocolate and brown sugar notes up front meld towards a fruity spicy rye character that lingers long after every sip. Super creamy mouthfeel, Medium body and carbonation level. I really enjoyed this one. I wonder how this would have been fresher, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as is. BelgianBeerGal (4085) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Traded 22oz 2008 bottle. Very dark brown color with a bubbly tan head and nice lacing. Carbonation makes it look cola-esque.Big aroma of chocolate and malt plus a hint of rye. Much of the same in the flavor with chocolate and the rye pops up in the finish. Much fuller mouthfeel than expected. Something different and nice.
madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
27th April 2009 smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Deep chesnut coloured clear beer. Short lived chocolate colured head. Nice palate - silky smooth and soft leading to a crisp bite in the finish. Spicy and bitter rye with a subdued touch of very light roastiness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. A bit different this beer! Goes down easy.
Bottle shared at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours dark brown/black color with brownish head. Aromas of roasted malts, rye, chocolate. Burnt malt flavor with some spiciness from the rye. THere is also some chocolate and coffee notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Last bottle from Wine World, Whew! Pours a deep dark red with a medium creamy head. Scent is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate and rye with coffee. Nice. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Brew one, Vintage 2008. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
22oz bottle. Very dark, dark brown color. Light tan head. Spicy, peppery aroma of the rye. Loads of roast. Burnt grain scent. A good bit of chocolate malts as well. Very thick body, like a heavy viscous motor oil. Nice flavor, lots of char, a bit of spice. Finishes with a nice earthy hop. Citrus with dark chocolate is a great touch of flavor to leave behind. Has aged beautifully.
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was dark roast, chocolate, and spice. flavor was coffee, dark roast, chocolate, and spice with a medium body and low carbonation.