Westchesterco (2143) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Poured From a 12 oz bottle it is a dark brown with. A slight head. The aroma is malt and chocolate. The taste is boozey bitter coffee and some hints of chocolate finishes is bitter Iphonephan (7194) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Malty, chocolate nose. Flavors of bourbon and oak. Bitter roast finish. JStax (7129) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Poured on draft at the source. Pours a darker brown to black with a lighter beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of wet wood, vanilla, light butterscotch, and biscuits. Tastes of an aggressive sweetness with a lot of barrel note coming through. Tasty stuff. fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A black beer with a reddish tinge and a small brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla. The flavor is likewise heavy on roasted malt and chocolate with alcohol and slight woodiness. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good given the ABV, but no lacing is left.
4.0 S: Dry roastiness. Cocoa powder and lager yeast caramel. Simple, but delightful.
4.0 T: Tastes like the nose, but much much sweeter, which I like. Roastiness, bittersweet chocolate, lots of caramel, and lager yeast flavor (which is hard to explain). Very tasty.
4.0 M: Medium body. Rich velvety feel. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy.
4.0 D: I very much enjoy a good Schwarz and this is one of them.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-13-2012 19:18:01
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 4th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/24/12): The beer pours dark brownish-black with a thin tan head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt and chocolate. Medium body with a smoky character and notes of charred malt, bittersweet chocolate and some plastic. The finish is smoky and woody. Decent overall. JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Sampled at the 4th Annual Winking Lizard Cask Ale Festival. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of bourbon, a bit of smoke, tobacco and wood. Chocolate flavor with lots of oak to the point of tasting a bit plasticky with a boozy and fruity finish. Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle poured into pint glasses produced a white head that went a way to nothing on top of a black bodied brew.
The beer had a nice bready aroma with a light roasted malt smell. I liked the flavor if I didn’t see the darkness of the brew I would have not know it was a dark beer. Nice and light flavors a little sweat but with enough roast flavors to finish smooth. It was light in my mouth with great carbonation.
An easy drinking brew I finished my glass with no problem and was left wanting for more. A good Schwarzbier, I buy the beer just for the label it’s that funny.
Serving type: bottle
shigadeyo (3766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
7/09/2008: RN Dark Helmet Bourbon Aged Imperial Schwarzbier does have much aroma, but is sweet and mlaty with plenty of bourbon coming through in the flavor. I is very dark brown in color with a whisp of an off-white crown. The beer feels syrupy yet smooth in the mouth. I daresay that the barrel-aging actually stripped this beer of it’s delicate Schwarzbier characteristics. It added some bourbon, but not it just tastes like a plain bourbon brown or something...
Draught at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio. Rating #16 for this beer.
On tap at The Brew Kettle. Dark black color with light tan and quickly diminishing head with hardly any lace. Smokey aroma and a taste to match but not overpowering. Feels carbonated at the first sip on the lips and a bit of a kick on the roof of the mouth but finishes smooth.