Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$3 on-tap during Happy Hour at HopCat.
Appearance: Welp, itís black. What did you expect? Decent lacing, nothing special.
Smell: Ash. Smoke. Chocolate.
Taste/feel: Like the smell... tastes like ground up bricks, soil, smokey ash, roastiness, and a bit of chocolate. That should sound disturbing -- and it was disturbing to my dad and sister -- but itís what I thought the beer would taste like, and I enjoyed it. The smoke/ash flavor isnít massive, but itís definitely there, and the chocolate/coffee flavors follow. The feel is a bit thin for my liking, but it does make this a very drinkable beer.
Another tasty brew from Shortís. Iím not too sure I like this more than their Black Diamond, which is a pretty similar beer, but itís still one that Iíd like to have again when I want a dark beer thatís not quite a stout or a porter.
ebone1988 (1531) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is nice, light roasted malt, roasted nuts maybe. Appearance is not quite black, more like dark brown. Taste is solid, like a good porter, roasted malt and a touch of something sweet. Canít put my finger on that. Mouthfeel is perfect, super thick. Overall it is pretty great, good work Shortís.
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split in the beer garden at King William IV on the Rainbow IPA day, sourced from a bin end sale at the Cask, 21/09/13.
Light black with a good sized off white head.
Nose is dark malts, toffee, dark fruit notes.
Taste follows, light cocoa, a touch lactic.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.
Inbreak (5032) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 03.10.2013, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Big brown-ish longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet and rich, dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, dark fruits, burnt caramel, grass. Taste is kind of sour-ish dry, dark malts, grass, sour coffee, sour unripe berries, burnt caramel and ashtray. Medium bitterness, veru thin sour-ish mouthfeel. Bad bottle??
bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted malt. App: black with thin tan head. Taste: good mix of bitter chocolate with sweet tones. Palate: full with a long finish. Overall: very good.
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen and drunk at home. Black beer lasting beige head. Itís a toasty roasty chocolate type beer. Itís half decent, quite drinkable and I like it.
thomat (3538) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ GBF 2013. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, roasted and bitterness. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ beer exchange, pours a dark brown. Flavor is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Easy drinkin.
caesar (6816) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, large sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, earthy and grassy hop. Lots of roast and quite high on bitterness in taste. Fairly dry. High on aroma and taste, but finish is a bit watery and dry, which is actually the only thing that lacks in the beer. Great stuff.
bpar73 (991) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma of roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla. The taste is malty with roasted grains, burnt and dark bitter chocolate. Smooth creamy finish with a hint of raisin. Joe knows Schwarzbier!