josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2012
I had this on tap at Das Bierhaus in Burlington.
This one was served a bit too cold, but the flavors did well under those conditions. The slight smokiness crept in as the beer warmed. The base beer tasted more like a schwartzbier, but either way a very good creation tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
The aroma is roasty, smoky, chocolate. The appearance is deep brown/black, reddish hue, off-white head. The flavor is chocolate, roast, brown sugar. The finish is chocolate, roast, molasses. The flavor and finish are sweeter than the aroma. Medium in body, slightly thick. Pretty nice. thornecb (5916) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate covered caramel upfront turning to mildly smoky roasted nuts and espresso in the medium length finish. TylerGreenDC (953) - - FEB 17, 2016
Draft. My bar IDs this as a rauchbier, but the flavor is big roasty walnuts and a bit of roasty cocoa, not smoke. Aroma of faint coffee. Starts with a big burst of roasty mouth feel that disperses quickly. Refreshingly wintry! Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
thepatrickman (1358) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, soft Dunkel like vibe you see in Czech Tmaves. Nice straight clean woody feel, hints of raisin and molasses. 7+
Top: medium tanned, mocha like cap. Some lace and rings on glass.
Base: brown of unknown opacity.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft sides, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild smoke, molasses. It has feel of smoked dunkel. Very clean work. Mild top end of hops.
other notes not a Schwartz per se yet enjoyable dark lager for sure.
On draft at York River Landing, Maine. Smoke and chocolate that finishes lager clean. Very well made. mansquito (6438) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Trapp Family Lodge: Pours a black color with a beige head. Aroma is all smoky, roasty, and chocolatey. Taste is much on the same level. I liked the smoke flavors, but they were certainly not dominant. Roasted malt and chocolate made definite appearances. Well-balanced throughout. This was easily the best beer I got from the sampler. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Stowe, VT. Pours a clear dark brown colored body with some mahogany highlights. Finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is nice with some bready malts, lightly sweetened caramel, a touch of smokiness, a light roast, and some floral fruits. Flavor is similar. A bit smoky up front with some soft bready malts and a light caramel. A bit of a floral fruitiness in the middle with a light roast before this finishes smooth, clean, and nicely dry from the roasts and a light hopping that give this a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following medium-thin body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid schwarzbier. The smokiness is pretty cool and this still has a nice, lightly sweetened bready maltiness that is all balanced with a clean, dry finish. Feels a tad thin at times, but drinks nicely. Good beer. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On draft. Dark brown with a light tan head. Smells sweet. Smoke and dark malt flavors. Nice beer!