kingofthemtn (55) - - FEB 10, 2015
Beer #4 of 6 from my mixed dark beer 6 pack. Vanilla porter move over, Black Forest beer is taking the winner’s podium. The color is a nice opaque brown/black with hints of cola when held in the light. Aroma is malty and beckons you into the forest. Taste is delicious and complex. Chocolate, vanilla, malt, caramel, nutty all at once, all singing in perfect harmony. Palate starts creamy but finishes thin, not in a bad way. Overall : I will be buying more of this soon and adding it to my ’attempt to homebrew’ list. Erzengel (8619) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2015
*Old rating. 2010. The beer starts smooth, chocolate, slightly smooth, dark roast, intense but not too malty. Very dry, smooth, round but a bit too watery. Nice. joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours red/black, small off white head, very little lacing. Aroma of faint caramel. Taste of sweet malts, faint bitterness. Medium/light bodied, lively carbonation, mouth feel is kind of thin. Finishes sweet with notes of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. It’s not bad. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Caramel noir, fruits et pointe cendrée sont les parfums captés par mes narines. Goût de pils noire. Je peine à rajouter autre chose. Légère en bouche. Plutôt facile à boire. Correcte dans son ensemble. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Bouteille. bb 31 jan 2015. Provenant de la caisse mixte d’automne. Une bière noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez légèrement chocolaté. Une bouche ronde, légère, avec des saveurs simple de chocolat et un houblon européen agréable.
jrodooo5 (1638) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Decent looking nearly black pour w/ a thin tan head & some lacing. Aroma is faint w/ some very subtle caramel malt. The taste is light but finishes slightly roasty. It’s nice & quite drinkable but nothing all that special going on! Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-27-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown cola color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades quite fast leaving some light lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter smell overall with lots of caramel mixed with some chocolate and vanilla. Along with these smells is a decent showing of roasted malt and a little bit of coffee. Other aromas of a more cola like nature are there as well; overall the aroma is sweet and dark smelling.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. A good dose of caramel and vanilla are present as well. As the flavor moves from the initial it remains relatively constant with the roasted flavors growing slightly stronger in flavor. The roast flavors increase only to decrease once again toward the end of the taste. In the end, with a bit of more sweetness and chocolate coming to the taste, it leaves a nice sweet and roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side for a brew of 5.5 % with a rather average carbonation. Both are decent for the style as they make a drinkable brew while still maintaining some of the darker flavors of the brew.
Overall – A decent beer overall. A little on the sweeter side, but tasty overall. Freaky_tiki (1219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from my neighbour -- thanks man! -- who refuses to join RateBeer. Just may be the ugliest beer I’ve poured in a long time: pure cola soda, no hint of foam, thin watery limp black liquid. Taste is okay. Malty lager. Yippie. Could be worse, but it ain’t good. coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
An interpretation of a Schwarzbier I’ll agree. Yet it lacks on nearly every angle. The watered down caramel malt body equals meh. Nose is blistering ephemeral. So much so little can be discerned. An abrupt finish leaves one thinking ...... I’m glad that my wife pass d for this carp and not me. mbgrayson (767) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown, with thin tan head. Aroma of malts and dark fruits. Taste is typical of a schwarzbier, dark, smooth and malty. Thumbs up!