doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy! Pours a dark BLACK! Nice tan head that laces well. Malty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. taste is roasted malty goodness, chocolate and coffee. Mouth feel is just right, not too thin, but just thick enough. Aftertaste is coffee like. This is one good beer!
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. A pleasant black lager, with rich chocolate and toasty malts, some brown sugar and plenty of leafy hops, before a lingering, bitter, finish. Easy drinking for the ABV and enjoyable.
tsd08460 (900) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from Total Wine in Chantilly (VA)
Aroma: caramel, molasses, roasty, chocolate, coffee
Appearance: ruby-black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured black, quick fleeting tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee. Taste was bittersweet chocolate, toasty, molasses, cola.
gopherfan99 (1436) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pours cola brown with a thin beige head; aroma chocolate, malt, coffee, and a hint of caramel; taste is sweet with chocolate, malt, caramel, and a hint of coffee; finish is dry with some light roasty bitterness; wow, I was surprised by this one
CH-303 (2042) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some tan head.
Aroma: Malt, roasted. Some dark fruits?
Taste: Dark malt, coffee notes. Light sweetness. Roasted.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
sjohnny (534) - - SEP 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt. Like toffee and vanilla. Pours like dark coffee with a thin tan head that leaves a ring around the edge. Light to medium bodied. Thinnish mouthfeel. Burnt toast and bitter coffee. In a good way. A clean bitter finish.
solidfunk (7881) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some roast and light caramel. Black pour with good head. Light nut. Crisp and caramel finish. Bottle.
slowrunner77 (10464) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Fairly complex flavor of dark roast, nuts, a little dry. Some fruit in the nose too. Good but not great.
ChadPolenz (1726) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier
AROMA: Fairly generic lager scent; no dark malt or sweetness. Slightly musty, otherwise neutral. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red to black proper. Medium dark tan foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: Light/moderate dark malt with slight bready quality. Some roasted malt comes through on the second half with a nice (but quick) chocolate flavor. Some dry bitterness is noticeable with mild spicy hop flavor. Bottle may have suffered some heat damage; palette is mild and a tad dirty. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; moderate CO2; not crisp but not viscous like a stout. Smooth texture. Some lingering astringency. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Average example of the style at best. Seems off. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of roasted malts, bits of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter roast taste and a touch of hops on the finish.