DesertDevil (687) - Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Charred barley mixed with a prominent phenol note pace the aroma with minor notes of black licorice and plums. Pours glossy black with a thin but incredibly even khaki head. Sweet caramel and a quite bitter rye taste clash at first. The taste is further hampered late by a thin stale coffee note and a slightly rancid nuttiness (somewhat like peanuts and walnuts) lingers in the fairly dry finish. Meh.
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Deep mahoganny. Good Tan head. Enjoyable example of a less common style which I tend to really enjoy. The smokey and roasty malt profile is excellent. Some cocoa. Earthiness. Great character.
Ibrew2or3 (8408) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ticked this months ago.
Poured up at the brewpub with nice deep rutty red to mahogany body supporting a tiny dark tan head. The aroma is a little timid offering snippets of dark roasted maltiness and some toffee. The taste delivers a mix of dark roasted malts, some smooth black licorice and then faint hints of yeasty notes that border on some esteriness. To midway and into the finish a moderate level of burnt malts comes to the surface and makes itself known among the other flavors.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/21/12 sunup schwarz bier...,may the schwarz be with you,
Dark porter color w a creamy ow head.
A + f is coffee,roast,milk, licorice
Super creamy...very un lager-y...earthy,spicy hops. 7/4/7/4/16
NachlamSie (3386) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the brewpub. Pours a deep red, near black. The aroma is malty with evident lager crispness and cereal. This is a little roasty, but not as much as a few others in the style. There’ s just a hint at coffee. The flavor is grainy and not heavy. Overall, it’s a mild schwarzbier but still a decent session brew.