deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2010
On tap at Map Room. Pours a clear near black with a thin gray brown head that dissipated completely. Aroma is full of malts with dark grains, roasted grains and a bit of caramel and toffee sticking out. Flavor is full of roasted grains with a bit of a smokey note and underlying sweet grains. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a citrus flavour. A hint of dryness in a roast finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a deeper reddish black, ruby bottom with a touch of brown. Big cakey light brown head laces well and sits atop very pretty. Aromas are a dusting of cocoa and roast, light creamy sweetness, toffee, with a touch of coffee, barley, and nice aroma overall. Simple yet right what it should be, maybe a faint anise, caramel, toffee. Initial is fuller side of light bodied, moderate roast and toast, some coffee, anise, light cocoa, the creamy sweetness falls away a bit. Touch more roast and coffee, very drinkable, with faint bitterness and more prominent lingering roast, biscuits, and faint anise. Light and drinkable, yet still some impressive roast flavors, mellow sweetness of toffee and biscuits, dark chocolate. Very nice Schwartz lager, flavorful and easily quaffed, a touch of creaminess in the body lingers. A strong addition to FFF’s darker malt profile and a lager to boot. Tasty and something I would drink often swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2010
GABF 2010. Very good schwarzbier. chestnut brown pour. roasted malts & coffee dominate here in both flavor & aroma. Nice medium mouthfeel. Job well done nuplastikk (6254) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Draft at FFF. Served in a short Stein Glass. Roasty chocolate-coffee aroma. Black-brown with a steady beige head. Rich, medium bodied. An excellent Schwarzbier, perfectly balance between the rich malty chocolate tones and the faint peppery hop bitterness. Perfectly sessionable, a touch hoppier than a typical European example. Awesome.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. This Schwarzbier pours a medium brown color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is slightly roasted malts, chocolaty and sweet.
A light to medium bodied Schwarzbier. The malts are chocolate, coffee and a touch sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good balance. Some nice malt sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
nickd717 (4679) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours from the tap a dark brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The aroma is roasty and earthy with some sweet caramel. The flavor has somewhat sweet caramel malt, roasted malts, slight coffee and earthy hop bitterness. Medium-bodied with a nice smooth mouthfeel and a good carbonation level. A solid offering from the Floyds. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Sampled at the Three Floyds brewpub. Black pour with small whispy tan head in a dimpled mug. Aroma of chocolate, oreos, medium roast and light creaminess. Flavor is strongly roast and chocolate malt forward with very little hop presence. Most of the bitterness from the beer comes from roast and light coffee flavor. Very dry. Similar to the Dunkel they released last year, they hit the style on the mark. Good example of an underrated style in American Craft brewing. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Draft at fountainhead, pours brown-black with small off white head. Pleasant aroma of toasty and roasty spent grains, floral hop notes, clean authentic lager yeast quality too. Flavors balance everything into one of the most enjoyable schwarz I’ve had in a while (maybe ever), toasted grains that never fall heavy on roast, grassy hop bitterness, clean lager yeast finish. Im surprised that nothing is overdone with this, FFF nailed it. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Growler fill from FFF. Pours Near black-brown with offwhite head. Nose is cocoa, a hint of roast and toast, no hop aroma. Some light toffee as well. On taste, very soft and round with more cocoa and sweetness. Toffee makes another appearance. Finishes pretty dry, though is also quite luxurious in the mouthfeel. Pretty fantastic Schwarz.