TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Hausbrauerei Altstadthof: Penetrable black. Fizzling off-white head mostly dissipates. Dull and uninviting nose of medicine, plum and cola. Lighter shades of minerals, dark chocolate truffles and earthy cocoa. Watery and flimsy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Overbearingly acidic roast clashes with potent chocolate. Extremely flabby with a faint overripe plum and medicine edge. Ensuing notes of paint and plastic exacerbate the fusel sharpness. Some malty lushness is vaguely perceptible, with much of it being obscured by the rotting plums. Finishes with a cola-like sweetness and malt-deadening fruity twang. Very muddled, limp and colalike, poor malt definition, etc. Quite lackluster. And apparently this was once a reputable schwarzbier worth traveling for. Bummer that no longer seems to be the case.
thellgren (273) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.2 l draught @ Altstadhof, Nürnberg (part of the beer tasting palette). Colour is, well, black. Taste has roasted malts, some sweetness and chocolate. Very nice.
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery in Nuremberg. Black beer lasting beige head. Roasty chocolate and malty flavour. It’s fine. Not overly intense but a decent schwarz. Some light roast Full in the mouth.
Roublard (172) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tapped in Altstadthof brewery, Nurnmber. Carbonised light body, color could be a bit darker, aroma is rich - fruits (banana, apple), chocolade, malts. Tastes with very chocolade tones, finish is medium, not so bitter.
Moravius (490) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vom Faß im Altstadthof, Nürnberg. - Antrunk sahnig, stark röstmalzig mit Noten von Mokka und der milden Aromenfülle eines unfiltrierten Bieres. Wenig gehopft, was aber durch die Schwarzmalzaromen ausgeglichen wird. Herber Nachtrunk. - Schönes Dunkles. Auch in Literflaschen zum Mitnehmen erhältlich, leider stark überteuert.
kapusil (599) - HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1l bottle. Reddish dark brown body, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits and creme. Pretty much like the aroma of a good stout. Lots of coffe in the taste with creme and dark fruits. Very balanced beer. I like it.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 13/V/13 - 1L swing top bottle @ Dieter’s place - BB: ??/XII, no year indicated, so not a clue as to it was this year’s December, or last year’s. (2013-464) Thanks to Dieter for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, bit earthy, overripe banana, bit lemony. MF: lots of carbon, light body. Taste: very unpleasant sourness, vinegar, bit of dried fruits. Aftertaste: very sour, lemony, vinegar. Clearly infected. Too bad.
Erasmus_ro (1374) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewpub 01/02/13. Pours black with auburn tinges and a medium, latte-colored head. Aroma is caramel, roasted, chocolate, delicious. Strong chocolate. Taste is chocolate again, dark fruitiness, light roast. Palate is light with not much carbonation. Not as delicious as the aroma lets you expect.
rauchbierlover (596) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep cola body with a beige head. Aroma of ripe fruits, roasted malt. Sweet finish
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured into a ceramic mug with a beige head. Light roasted malts, a hint of fruity sweetness, and a crisp finish. Very refreshing for a schwarzbier.
EithCubes (4902) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap in Nürnberg, dark-colored, sweet and malty, a little portery malt in with the fruit, some nice roast, faint hops. Malty but with sufficient balance, has nothing to do with a Schwarzbier as I know it, but it is sufficiently süffig!