JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark brown body with a tall, lasting light beige head. Scents of roasted malt and just a hint of biscuit and herbal hops. Flavors follow scents. Thinner flavors in the finish that I’m not sure if I want more or less. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 On tap at the Titletown brewpub, this beer pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick, off-white head that dissolves slowly. Aroma of thick molasses, dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is that of toasted dark malt, a little lactic acidy with some flowery hop flavor. Finish is slightly bitter and a touch of tartness. As Mel Brooks may be proud to see as it was written on the brewery menu chalkboard, "May the Schawrz be with you."notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2008
The flavor has appears to be slightly different each year.
2007: Toasted dark malt with some tart berry character
2008: Toasted dark malt with some dry hop and smoked character
2009: Toasted dark malt with some chocolate and a very smooth finish
A solid schwarz that drinks more like a porter - medium-bodied, with a strong roasty character and bitter chocolate flavor - a bit of coffee and sweet cream flavor - the sweetness gets stronger in the finish, but the roasted flavor keeps it in balance - quite good. tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
On tap at the brewpub bar, and chose a czech-pils glass serving. The color was clear, dark brown, almost black/brown, with some garnet tones showing through the liquid. The head was off white, modest, and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some wavey lacing. The aroma was roasted coffee and some baker’s cocoa in a lesser degree. The flavor exposed smooth malt, just a hint of sweetness, and low+ hop bitterness that teamed up with some roasty dryness to persist into the finish. A flavorful "black Pils". esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On tap at Titletown Brewing Company. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and very light chocolate. Taste of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and mild caramel. Fairly smooth with minor malt bitterness.
DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Beer #23 at GTMW ’09. They called it "Dark Helmet #3" when poured. Dark beer, head starts brown at point of beer contact, but is quite white at the top. After a note of root beer to start, the taste tends more toward a stout in taste, with dark roasts, but no chocolate or coffee. Goes down very nice. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at the Old Fashioned. Dark brown/black. Light coffee/roasted malt, soft Munich-type malts, brown sugar, and toffee. Flavor is a slightly acidic roast-type flavor that doesn’t round out well. Fairly light on the palate with trailing mild roast finish. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Sampler draft at brewpub. Smoke aspect in the nose. Almost fully opaque with dark reddish hues evident when held to light. Not much lace. Thin flavor; does not deliver on the promise the aroma provided. Smooth. Not a drain pour by any stretch. Would probably be better if served a little colder, although a beer of this style should actually be better a little warmer. An ok beer. Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is close to black with a small tan head. Coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malt, sweet. Finish is a bit acidic mixed with roast. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
An excellent summer time brew. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Head was large and creamy. Aroma was noticeably nutty. Taste was soft and creamy with hints of milk chocolate and almonds.