nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013 Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Red Eye brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear cola brown colored brew with a creamy beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of fruit, floral hops and some mild chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate, very light coffee and a touch of floral hops. Finish is semi-dry, then a crisp aftertaste with some toasted dark malt presence. Leaning towards a light porter character but with lighter body. Solid Schwarzbier overall.
Tap at Old Fashioned. Brown-black body, respectable beige head. Pretty much all you can ask for in a Schwarz. Doughy, fresh, mellow chocolate. Medium bodied, balanced. Brown chocolate, caramel.