MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, near black with a tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and grain.
Taste of chocolate, toasted malt, yeast, rye and orange.
Medium body and high carbonization.
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Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty chocolate nose, light smoke, taste is dry, smoky sausage, sweet chocolate, bitter. RussianDragon (877) - - NOV 30, 2014
22 oz bottle brought back by Andy, many thanks! Pours a translucent brown nearing black with a tan finger of foam that settles to nothing. Aroma is mild and sweet with a hint of rye. Flavor is same with a certain metallic tang near the finish. Thin bodied, medium carbonation, bitter rye lager finish. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bomber. Pours a black color with beige head. Burnt, roasty, ashy, rye aromas. Burnt, ashy, spicy, burnt toast flavors. Pretty nice. nimbleprop (8924) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours a murky, deep brown with some cloudy, off white head. Nose is mild but has some malt, some mild brown sugar, a little dark bread, pumpernickel, some mild yeast. Flavor has much more brown sugar, some turbinado sugar too, malty, bread, some mild chocolate, quite yeasty, some dark grains. Clean finish. Solid.
Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Deep. Aroma was roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee and caramel. Taste followed and was silky smooth. Coffee upfront, creamy toffee and bitter on the end. czar (9604) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
pours unclear dark brown with a frothy and creamy light beige cap, nice lacing. smoky burnt caramel, charred roasted maltiness - mineral but never ashy, some red berries, astringent and spicy woodsiness, pepper. average to light carbonation, light body - tad thin, balanced and lightly astringent, chalky and spicy finish. low-key lager fruitiness - beets but no kalamatas. ncie stuff anyhow. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of chicory and coffee. Dark indeed. Taste is of coffee with the slightest bit of ash (bummer). Both body and carbonation were moderate. Overall I thought it was pretty good for a schwarzbier. Maybe I need to seek out the better examples of the style now? Foxbush (2141) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery The beer poured a deep black with no head and lacing. The aroma of chocolate and burnt malts greets you. The taste was full bodied with chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. The beer had a average carbonation. This is one of best I have of this style. The finish was nicely done with dry roasted malts closing out the beer. This was a birthday visit to the very successful Westbrook Brewery. mansquito (7127) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Associated, Bushwick bottle: pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and rye. Nice light rye bitterness which mixes well with the chocolate. Nice slightly chewy body. Good.