jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s brown with a small head. The nose is pretty rich. Plenty of toffee and cocoa. Charred grain. Nice toasty hop flavors. Lightly creamy roasted grain. Caramel cake batter. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Solid. tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft at Strangelove. Pours deep brown, near black, with fluffy beige head. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, caramel. Medium to light body, slightly watery in the mouthfeel. Nice roasted malt flavor. Doesn’t taste much like German versions of this style but it pretty tasty and sessionable. RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Finish is somewhat bitter. Very smooth. abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Coca cola colored body with a small dense light brown head. Mild coffee, chocolate, puffed oats and wooden notes on the nose. Roasted coffee, bitter flavors. Smooth and medium bodied. Lasting roasted finish. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2010 bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt and toffee notes. Dark roasted malts and toffee up front. IMHO the body can’t hold up the taste. Effervescent. Good body and mouthfeel.
DrinkinWell (389) - - NOV 23, 2013
Pours black with caramel colored head. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth, creamy finish. Nice beer! joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It pours very dark brown/black with a thin but creamy tan head. The aroma is sharply roasted with black coffee and mild cocoa. Hints of chocolate sweetness. The flavor is very dry and roasted/burnt with noticeable acidity from the roasted malt. Thin and coffee like with good bitterness and a dark chocolate, ashy finish. Nice one. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
22oz bottle 10/18/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Mug-Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of the same with more roasted malt.This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is one if not the best Schwarz beer I have tried. JDBaker11058 (2217) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Appearance: very dark brown, with reddish edges, and one finger of frothy tan head. Aroma: roast, chocolate, coffee, hint of caramel, and a good dose of grass and hay. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, slightly burnt brown toast, fresh-cut grass, black pepper, a hint of smoke and rye. Finish: crisp, clean, slightly smoky, with a lingering hint of chocolate. Notes: Pretty darn good schwarzbier. I measure all US versions of the style against Uinta’s Baba Black Lager, and this, while not in that neighborhood, is still excellent.
prawlie (1592) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle into a Jupiler Tauro glass. Black with a good orange-brown head, its bubbly. Fine chocolate malt aroma. Dry, roasty, a touch bitter, chocolate malty. Its smooth and nice, the roast hit mellows out after a few mouthfulls.