jtclockwork (16443) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft backlog from brewpub. 400th DO/no label beer rating. Pours black. Nose and taste of light coffee, toasted black malt, light smoke and roast. Lighter side of medium body. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Mahogany body with minimal tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, with a medium bitter roasty coffee finish. Light/medium body. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2008
on tap-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is molasses/chocolate/anise, some peat. Taste is licorice/some peat, secondary earthy/acidic hops. Light side of medium body. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
A mild stout, both in taste and alcohol. Not bad as a beer or a shwartzbeer, there’s chocolate here. Roasty and coffee-ish, even a hint of wood and smoke, but medium-thin mouthfeel. Also bleach from glass in nose. Malty sufficiently to be Quaffable.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Dark brown pour, small beige head. Roasted grain, hops, earthy flavors, hint of caraway.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 PorterPounder (7889) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Date: March 20, 1998
Appearance: dark ruby red, whispy head
Flavor: bittersweet malt flavor, hints of weird stuff, hints of bitterness, too funky
Date: November 20, 2009
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: roasted aroma with a light sweetness
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
On tap at their Buford, Ga. location. Pours a dark ruby red fading to black with a slight mocha colored head. Has some fresh lake water accents to the aroma with a little bit of chocolate for good measure. Detect some brief chocolate notes in the flavor with some fruitiness and all around decent bitterness to keep it interesting. Slightly thin mouthfeel, Strong finish. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
Nearly opaque black pour has a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and lightly roasted malts with a slightly earthy character. Starts with some toasty caramel and roasted dark malty sweetness with some grainy character and light hoppy bitterness. A decent, fairly authentic schwarzbier. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Dark brown, almost black. Little head and full bodied. The fire brewed woody aroma is more noticeable is this beer than others from Max Lagers. Very sweet, carmalized and chocolate malts. A little coffee taste is detected as well. You can notice some hops on the aftertaste, but the balance is not quite right. Very average beer. decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Light chocolate and coffee. Chocolate, roasted malt, with a good malt bitter. A tad thin but good carbonation.