RexTalionis (1425) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Fass at Hausbrauerei Altstadthof in Nürnberg. Poured dark ruby in color with tan head. Sweet and malty aroma. Slightly burn and roasted malts in flavour Bittersweet finish with a rather burnt aftertaste.
fugitive (1032) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@brewpub. Color brown with big brownish head. Aroma coffee, roasted malt, smoke. Taste roasted, smoked, caramel, weak bitter finish.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 (draught) pours the darkest ruby colour with a frothy dark beige head. aroma of herbal hops and brown sugar, toasted malts, slightly musty but in a good way. flavour is the same, with lots of toasted grain, very smooth, with a slightly alcoholic roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
TEJA (1156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A friend brought a bottle from Germany for a tasting. The tasting was one week after best before date and unfortunantly the beer was more like a Rodenbach than a Schwarzbier.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ brewpub. Great, true black color with thick beige head. Cola aroma has some coffee grounds too. Slick palate has a little diacetyl. The coffee flavors are pronounced and has a porter quality to it as well as coffee creamer but not in a bad way. Drinkable.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@brewpub (as Schwarze). Very deep ruby red colour, close to black, with mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is quite much roasted malts along with some mild syrup and also mildly smoked wood, some grassy hops. Flavour is roasted malts, some smoked wet wood, caramel malts, some nuts, mild toffee as well as some tarry notes ("tervaleijona"like). Very pleasant brew!
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewery in Nuernberg. Ruby colored Molases flavors, only a little sweeter with a hint of smoke. Nice level of sweetness with flavors of nuts
Bierkrug (1919) - Idar-Oberstein (In Iraq), Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 A great black beer. Lives up to its name and is very smoth for its type of beer. Nice light brown head and crisp carmel. Outstanding beer.
armando629 (2206) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I taked it away in a one-liter flip-top bottle. Poured dark ruby-black with a creamy, delicious lacing beige head.Characteristic earthy aroma with roasted malt,cacao, some sourish yeast. Moderated carbonation, fine tart, a mountain of roasted garins, coffe and dark chocolate, some earthy character. Lemony and roasted aftertaste. It was fine!!!
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Altstadhof Brewpub, Nurnberg. Black with cream head. Quite a tarry, coffee impact right from the start then a heavy sweetness. Fruity sweetness, blackcurrant, right through with a dark roasted malt flavour. A reasonable beer.