beastiefan2k (3900) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle poured into a copita glass. Black color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly earthy with a well lagered roast. Taste is very clean with less of these direct aspects coming through, still there but light. Easy drinking, a fine Schwar, there aren’t too many as is, I could keep drinking this one for a while. dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
22oz bomber. Pours a medium chocolate brown with a small/average bubbly beige head. Strong chocolate notes on the aroma with some grassy hops and biscuit. Thin watery body with soft carbonation. Chocolate and toast on the flavor. Not very complex but good stuff. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of chocolate, licorice, and some light smoke. Flavor is sweet with some hints of chocolate, malt, smoke, nuts, and caramel. Some light licorice comes thruogh at the finish. Smooth and sweet. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks! Nose and flavor show some smoke, chalk, and roast. Nice and on point for the style. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, light roasted malt. Flavor adds some nuts and bread. Pretty dry. Pretty tasty, seemed weak at first but grew on me.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
From a bomber bottle. Note: This was about a year old so it may have been slightly past its prime. Pours a dark color with a finger of head which disappeared very quickly. The aroma has some roasted malts and slight sweetness. The initial flavor is that of dark fruit sweetness and roasted malts. Some coffee is also present, though its very slight. On the aftertaste some of the noble hop profile comes through. Overall its very well balanced and a very decent dark lager. sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
pours dark brown, off-white head.
aroma of dark fruits, light roast/coffee and caramel malts.
flavor, malty, fresh apple and dark fruits; currants, hints of smoke, roasted malts, as it warmed up, gained a little chocolate.
Light and tasty. thornecb (5874) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention leaves slight sheets. Roasted chocolate and toast aromas. Crisp chocolate upfront with a lasting, slightly sour smoke finish. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Dark brown-black, lacing tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasty. Taste is roast, coffee, fruity, nice astringent roast finish. mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours pitch black, medium off-white head, moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and yeast. Taste is predominantly a light bitter, roasted malt, with mild balancing sweetness. A little sticky, light body, refreshing.