pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
22oz bottle. again thanks to justin....pours dark pretty close to black with brownish hues at the edges. very thin light brown head tops it off..... aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and a little ashy.... flavors stay true with an emphasis on the roasted malt, chocolate, and a little smoke at the end. medium body and lively enough carbonation to give it some perkiness. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thanks to Hellbilly for this. I must say this brew grew on me. Dark brown pour; almost black with tan head and some spotty lacing. A interesting funky coffee aroma. Slick mouth-feel with lots of coffee and some hints of chocolate. Burning taste finish. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Thanks Todd. The beer pours to a very dark cola colored body with a thin creamy darker beige head. The aroma is nutty coffee and rich milk chocolate. Roasted bark and twigs. Very complex aromas. The flavor is rich with roasted black malts, coffee and chicory. Nice richness but slick roast that finishes clean. Average slick palate. Great lager overall. Dry at times. Aroma also had some burnt toast later on that became apparent. notalush (5875) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Sampled at Dickinsonbeer’s Hoboken gathering - cloudy dark brown - highly roasty aroma, notes of vanilla, loads of espresso bitterness - kind of bitter and ashy, but the vanilla sweetness adds a decent counterpoint - some burnt sugars and light tobacco quality - tastes more like a stout than a black lager, but a good one. nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Tasted at the Lupulin Reunulin at the Brickskeller. Tomme Arthur said this was brewed with the mash run off from a Serpent Stout batch. Pours a watery, although opaque black with a faint, slightly tan head. Smells smoky and wheaty with chocolate and coffee in the nose. Flavor is heavy on the coffee with nuts, toast and cocoa all combining. Finish is clean with just a bit of lasting coffee bitterness. Lighter and crisper than a stout, but very similar in terms of flavor profile.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2008
(Lupulin Reunulin) Dark brown body with small brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, coffee liqueur, some cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, coffee liqueur, roast, light chocolate, burnt. Smooth medium body, light syrup, low carbonation. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours a dark brown/black with a moderate, dissipating tan head. Aroma, at first anyway, is incredibly close to the Serpent’s Stout, but eventually gives way to other things. Strong roast, coffee and licorice elements at first, followed by nuts, toasted pumperknickel and maybe rye-like grain, similar to an O-fest. Tastes of similar elements as well with a big dark burnt toast, dark chocolate and strong coffee flavor, but all mellowed out to a a real drinkable level. Finishes with roasty espresso flavor and strong dark bitterness. It’s interesting to taste potent imperial stout style flavors in something that’s so easy to drink. Palate is medium bodied medium carbonated, and I would call it thin cause it’s so drinkable, but it’s far from thin-bodied. I never thought I’d say this about a schwarzbier, but this is pretty f*cking hardcore! Tasted pretty nice with a roasted pepper chicken breast recipe topped with bleu cheese chunks. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Didn’t know it was a schwarzbier when I bought (just saw it was by port brewing and I grabbed it) it so it was a bit surprising to see the black pour. Bit of licorice and dark roasted flavors make this reminiscent of a porter with a slightly thinner flavor. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, shared by goldtwins. Dark brown pour. Aroma is burnt malt, black licorice, coffee, some light malt sweetness, and nuttiness. The flavor is the same, very strong flavor for the low abv... burnt finish is somewhat bitter. Nice beer. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Dark brown pour with a strong dark tan head. Nice roasted German malts in the aroma. Chocolate, cream and dark malt. Chewy, velvety mouth feel. Nice dark malt flavor. Dark chocolate roast, tobacco hints and a mild roasted finish. A beautiful and highly drinkable dark lager.