nearbeer (5462) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
650 ml. Dark with a small lasting ring of foam. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke and caramel. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, smoke and light herbs. Smooth body is near-medium and very drinkable. ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Appearance: Pours a near black body with some ruby-hued hints at the edges and capped with a medium-sized, ivory-hued head.
Smell: The nose is comprised of light roasted notes smelling of thinned out molasses, Breakfast Blend coffee, nuts, half a Tootsie Roll, and fruit.
Taste: Assortment of roasted malts tastes - mild coffee, sweetish Tootsie Rolls, more nuts, and charred grains. Subtle hint of dark fruitiness. Spicy Noble hops blend with the roastiness from the blackened malts. Larger toasty caramel tones on the latter half. Drying finishes with lingering hints from the hops and roasted malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A solid, satisfactory Schwarzbier that goes down easy. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, just about black, with a moderate cream colored head that lasted until mid-glass and left a film with each sip. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and just a hint of smokiness. The flavor has more roasted malt and a bit less cocoa than the aroma, along with some mild smoke. The flavors compliment one another quite well. Nice body without being heavy. Goes down way too easily. Enjoyable. Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy mcox90. Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Brownish head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malts, and sweet brown chocolate. Nice aroma. Flavor is smoked malts, dark chocolate and bitter malts. Smoky dry finish with toasty notes. This is good. puboflyons (3446) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2008
From a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a dark brownish-black with littlle or no beige head. It has the look of a smoked porter. Aroma of malts, coffee, cocoa, and hops. Good mouth feel. Taste is malted chocolate with light, fresh hops. A dry finish. A very nice product.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle from mcox90: pours dark dark brown almost black small off white head. aroma is a big roast and some chocolate, the malt is ther but the roast dominates slight cocoa too. flavour is nice great roast with some bitter chocolate and mice maltiness good beer Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
660mL from Half Time. Confident, aromatic and charming, friendly dark lager.
jgb9348 (6328) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Focused on the dark malt character, neglecting the fruits, but doing so well at chocolate, roasted grains and soft toffee whispers that you just want to take it as it is and drink a lot of it. Remarkably drinkable for a lager of this bulk. Strinking a fine balance between sweet and dry. Just a touch of soft balancing hops.
Nothing of note here.
Deep dark brown coloured body with a cola glow when held to the light and a nice one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of sour grapes, metal, malt, nuts, coffee and a bit of light hops as well - nice and complex. Medium-bodied; Roasted malt flavours up front with some light smoke, a bit of nuts and coffee in the taste and some subtle pit fruits to round out the flavour. Aftertaste shows some sour grapes, light sweetness and a potent malt that keeps hitting. Overall, a pretty well crafted beer, definitely one of the easier Schwarz’s I’ve had and pretty complex, considering it doesn’t stay harshly in the palate at all! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-June-2009. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From mcox90 via trade. Poured super dark brown, kind of black. The head was short and tan with spotty lacing. The aroma was a nice blend of smoky malts and some brown sugar sweetness. The flavor was fairly sweet, with a nice but not overpowering compliment of smoke on the backside. The mouthfeel was almost medium in body and it finished clean. Enjoyable. Sad to see they’re closed. hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle shared by nick butler on 2/5/2010.
dark woody brown pour with a lasting hot cocoa colored head.
big whiff of cocoa puffs followed by more chocolate, nutty caramel, earthy woody notes and possibly some coffee.
mix molasses to those characteristics and you get the flavor.
the body is thicker/richer than i’m used to in a schwarz but it gives it some depth... neat. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8