hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 On tap at the Lost Abbey release of bourbon barrel Angel’s Share on 3/15/08. Holds a weaker similarity to Serpent’s Stout, which I sampled alongside. Thin appearance, only a bit of light tan head and lacing. Black center with dark brown edges. Ashy and smoky aroma with a robust coffee character underneath. Dark chocolates mixed with more coffee in the flavor and a bittering tangy finish. Medium bodied, easy to drink with lots of carbonation. Aroma became a little fishy with warmth, eventually becoming quite unpleasant. Interesting. Apparently this is made using the second spargings from Serpents Stout. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of stefanje. Thanks, Stefan! Pours a dark chocolate-brown color; light tan head with patchy fine-bubbled lacing. Essentially smells like cocoa powder; Baker’s chocolate, bitter chocolate; slightly tart lactic character, some chalk. Mouthfeel follows suit: lots of cocoa, Baker’s chocolate, and toffee; generous Schwarzbier character, if a touch chalky and bittersweetly tart; pretty interesting, dense beer. Medium finish: Baker’s chocolate, cocoa, and toasted grains. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Dark dark brown with tan head. Cramel, coffee, nutz, and light malt aroma and flavor. This was really weak with a thin body. bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Lupulin Reunulin. Black, tan head. aroma is roast, a bit of caramel. nice medium body, good malty base, roasty-toasty finish. not bad at all, but not great. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
bottle @Pauls Hoboken#1-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is chocolate-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats? Taste is chocolate/coffee-dark malt, some lactose, nutty, oats?, slight hops bite/acidity. Nice, occasional.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Black in color with a thin layer of brown lacing. The nose shows off coffee, dark caramel and malt. The nose is pretty simple but comes off as almost deep. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with good balance and a finish of bitter coffee. A strange combination of "heavy" attributes as well as "light". trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Not my favorite from Port, by any means. Pours black, with a slightly tan head. Smells like smokey meats, burnt toast and a bit of coffee. Dry, but thin. Slightly watery palate, with the same flavors, and just a touch of sweetness. The flavor is mostly bitter, but without the bittersweet flavor of hops I’m so used to - it’s just bitter. Needs more carbonation. Not a fan. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - FEB 27, 2009
22 oz bottle from Julio’s: poured dark brown with a smallish dark brown head. Moderate roasted malt and coffee aroma. Flavor is fairly big on the coffee and roasted malt. More porterish than any schwarzbier I’ve ever had and if it’s a lager, it’s a porter with lager yeast. Pretty tasty but again, this is not a schwarzbier. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours dark brown almost black. medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt ,bitter chocolate. Taste like coffee with slight smokey bite. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with vineous alcohol. Somewhat plain roasted flavoour with plenty alcohol coming through for some reason.