mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a deep brown almost black with ruby highlights. nose is roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, and slight chocolate. smooth on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and a great finish. jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Pours black with creamy tan mocha head. Nose is licorice, chocolate and breads. Mouth feel is bready. Taste is chocolate malts and licorice. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Good alce left on the glass. Smooth taste. Coffee notes both in the taste and the aroma. Slight bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty but not something I woul search out for myself. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Very dark brown pour with off white head. Nose is dark roasted caramely malt. Molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and roasted notes throughout...some light and crisp lager notes. Very refreshing and repeatable...I’m impressed. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a spotty cap of medium brown. The aroma reeked of deliciousness.. warm chocolates and molasses surrounded by sweeter mocha, vanilla, and a touch of caramel.. moderate roast throughout.. perfectly balanced. The flavor found more of the molasses and mocha at the semi-sweet, lightly-burnt core.. sweet milky chocolates, vanilla, and a touch of earthy husk around.. finished on the sweet side with a lovely complement of dry-roasted coffee bitterness. Medium-bodied at most, dry, and well-balanced on the palate.. this was one of the easiest-drinkin’ beers I’ve had in a while, and it somehow maintained tubs of character too! I’d love to have this on tap in the basement (seriously.. anybody with a hook-up, please let me know!).
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft at Graydon’s Crossing (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a near blackish pour, dark brown edges with a decent tannish head, almost chocolate milk with with decent film, laces ok. Aromas are black licorice, light roastiness, touch of sweet toffee malts, light creaminess. Initial is lighter bodied, a dash of dark licorice, light sweetness, very nice on the palate. A pleasant light black licorice, touch of caramel and creamy sweetness. Light floral hopping, very smoothed out and sessionable. Licorice lingers on the palate. A tasty flavorful schwarz with that extra licorice kick and roasty malts with sweeter cocoa. Tasty vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Sampled at Schlafly’s 2010 Repeal of Prohibition Festival - Really nice Schwarzbier. Pours very dark with a tan soapy headd. The aroma has sweet licorice, chocolate, dark malt (no bitterness), vanilla and cream. Medium clean body with fairly light carbonation. The flavor starts with dry cocoa, very nice roasty malt with good bitterness and a bit of spice. The finish is spicy and bitter. Great beer. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
12oz bottle from my Secret Santa - thanks, deyholla! Nice to try this, having had the barrel-aged version a couple times. Nice frothing dark brown pour, with a nose that’s far more chocolatey than roasty. Certainly more sweetness turns up in the flavor too, with the nice caramel flavors coming out nicely. But the roasted goodness of the schwarz is in there too, and it’s a lively and refreshing take on the style. WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. A black color pour with a small off white head, medium carbonation , spotty and jagged lacing . Aroma is caramel and roasty grain , coffee ,black licorice, and spicy hops . Flavor is very roasty , lightly sweet , lightly bitter with some roasty malt,caramel, black licorice, and earthy spicy hops . medium body , smooth creamy mouthfeel , very sessionable and very good , Nice work Shorts . LilBeerDoctor (4229) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Shorts. Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma of lots of roasted malt and grains, creamy bitter chocolate, and a hint of lactose. Flavor of toffee, lots of bitter chocolate, roasted malts. A light mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Very nice and quite a tasty schwarzbier.