omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black coloured and unfiltered. Roasty aroma. Medium bodied, rather dry. Nice velvetty maltiness, earthy flavour, very complex.
It leaves you with a balanced bitterness and the feeling that you’ve just a world class beer. To me this beer defines the very standard that other schwarzbiers are trying to live up to.
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery which is a damn nice place. had a big beige head peering out from the top of the ceramic mug, a quick pour of a few drops into a used hefeweizen glass showed it to be a dark brown with a purple tinge. aroma of sultanas, cocoa powder and a faint hint of some stewed fruit. incredibly lush in the mouth and then does a nice little disappearing act. hint of charcoal in the lightly bitter finish. all class, hard to imagine a better schwarzbier
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub November 2006. Very dark brown with tinge of red. Aroma contained roasted notes with some sweetness. Very drinkable, with chocolate and caramel prominent. Excellent.
Bierkrug (2132) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, 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.
gilpou (18) - St-Hubert, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, raisin taste mixed with a little roasted. Nice foam structure. Hops not so present in the main taste. Very good I recomende it for all people who visit nuremberg!
jonas (5595) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strawberry earthy aroma.
Cloudy red brown,
stable brown creamy head.
Doughy minerally fruit (strawberry).
Fullbodied, creamy mouthfeel.
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Altstadthof. Aroma of toasty malt, dark brown sugar and some breadiness, also faint fruitiness (yeast esters?). Attractive deep mahogany hue, clear, with a creamy and lasting head. Flavor is similarly malty and sweet, some light chocolate and pumpernickel notes, with a very fruity, again apparent yeast character in the finish, along with traces of licorice. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated, medium-bodied. Very pleasant.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewpub. Dark brown with wonderful complex aroma of chocolate and sweet caramel. Flavor is dominated by more caramel, chocolate and licorice. Lightly fruity with a pleasant malt profile like all the beers from the place. Excellent!
Maverick34 (2178) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Very dark brown w/thick beighe head. Aroma is coffee and nuts. Taste is coffee w/mild hops. A great schwarzbier, one of the best.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
This Schwarzbier seduces with its tight and muscular flavor layout comprising raisins, roasted cereals and chocolate-tinged caramel, all in a lush body.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam tops the blackened brown, leaving no lacing at all.
-This is a tad sweeter than your average Schwarzbier, but all the flavors are cohesive and nicely expressed.
-The finish is a bit too quiet for my tastes in the style. I would have preferred lengthier malts or hop bitterness.
-The malt profile is complex and quite flavorful.
-Hops seem accessory, but the wooden, herbal connotations add depth to the compelling malt profile.
On tap at the brewpub.