kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of nuts, smoke, roast, chocolate. Flavor is about the same. Medium boy, malty finish. checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle: Poured a dark black with a faint tan head. The aroma was roasted malts and a light smoke. The flavor was lightly smoked malts, roasted nuts, and dark chocolate. Definitely had a porter like feel. Overall, another VERY tasty beer. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
nice dark color, taste is like a dark lager, elements of roast malts, smokey, tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle from JCB. The pour is opaque black with a very light brown head. The nose is clean. I guess that may just be a nice way of saying that there’s not much there. Maybe a light scent of roasted malt and noble hops. The flavor has a little bit more going on. Yes, there is a nice blend of roast and chocolate to go with the slight herbal layer. The problem I’m having is, how is this beer so different from a porter or stout? I know that it is supposed to be a lager, but the flavors here do not say that to me. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy or cavie. Shared at the Houston RB Tasting in October. Pours dark with an off-white head. Nose of roast malt and smoke. Taste is of smoke and tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and dry.
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is malts, roasty, slight smoke, ok. The look is brown in color with a beige colored head. The taste is smoke, malts, and roastiness. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was coffee, dark roast, and caramel. flavor was grains, dark roasts, coffee. light body with medium carbonation. Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Dark brownish red pour. Aroma of sweet chocolate and darker malts. Taste has lots of roasted malts. Some old coffee flavor. Interesting and quite to style. LinusStick (3484) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
A delicious schwarzbier..probably the best I’ve had. Aroma was good. Dark malt and a hint of coffee. Pour was a perfect dark black with a puffy tan head sitting on top. Taste was like a stout...very strong for a schwarzbier. Dark chocolate and bitter coffee with a thick mouth feel and bitter dry aftertaste. Nice carbonation also. jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
From a bottle poured dark brown with a small head. Nice sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.