phaleslu (10669) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2017
12 oz. bottle from poisonneddwarf - thanks again! Pours a deep, dark cola brown with a moderate beige head that settles into a ring and film, leaving some spots and ropes of lace in the glass. Notes of toast, twigs, tobacco, chocolate, mild roast, and chestnuts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty, earthy, smooth mouthfeel. Nice. Went down fast. Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at The Celt in Idaho Falls Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Clear dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel and nutty
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour
Appearance: Darker red brown. Clear. firm head of off white medium bubbles
Nose: Dry darker roasted malt. A bit smoke. A bit sweet.
Taste: Darker roast malt, very little hops. A nice smoky presence. At touch sweet
Body: Thinner to medium
Parting thoughts: A nicer dark lager. Nothing terribly notable. Not worth going out of your way to seek out.
IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle: Clear dark brown smooth lasting beige head. Very inviting roast aromas. true, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Enough sweetness to make it easy and smooth. Very nice stevoj (5572) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2016 On tap at Mai Thai. Not quite black, but a very dark brown. Thin creamy beige head, lots of lacing. Mild roast malt aroma. Taste adds a touch of sweetness to take the edge off of the bitterness, making this exceptionally smooth. Creamy mouth feel.
jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle: Deep brown color with a thin beige cap. Aroma is roasted malt, a little smoky, and bits of sweet malt. Taste is smokier than expected, but modest. Lightly sweet, bits of chocolate. Tasty. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2015
I ended up having this in a pint glass. Yeah, I know, next time, pilsener glass. However, after smelling and tasting, uh...yeah, no need to fret about glassware.
The appearance was a nice looking black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. Light lacing strung down after the beer started going down.
The smell had a huge roasty coffee bean to light smoke, light breadiness was here and there.
The taste pretty much copied the aroma and lead to a refined smooth sticky sweet light choclatey aftertaste. A semi-dry finish accompanies the aftertaste.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionable aspect to it. Super smooth stickiness just lathers up my tongue nicely but still doesn’t overdo anything.
Overall, I say this was a nice schwarzbier. I would love to try again in proper glassware. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12-oz. Thanks, A! Pours a near-black with a loose foamy light tan head. Big sweet soft roast and milk chocolate on the nose. Creamy light body with dancing carbonation. Gentle, balanced roast and milk chocolate on the mid palate, in perfect cohesion with the body. Mild lightly sweet finish. Really solid. andrewje41 (4256) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Draft pour. Pours really dark with not much head. Strong malt forward aroma. Nutty, malty flavor with a little chocolate too. Not a bad beer at all. Enjoyed this. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours black and red when held up to the light, it has a thin light tan head. Aroma is typical black lager, roasted grains, some chocolate malt, ash. The taste is ash, roasted dark malt, chocolate, not bad at all. Body is medium light, carbonation is medium. More impressed with this than I thought I would be, my little local brewery did good on this one.