mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 [1636-20080829] 350mL can. Sweet malt aroma releases more chocolate notes as it warms. Black brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More sweet malt in the flavour with some wood and chocolate coffee notes. Medium-full body is a little rough. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable and pairs well with a sushi silver lunch boat.
(@ Tako Sushi; North York, ON)
romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, B.C. Poured with a nice, light tan head, but not very much carbonation. A clear, dark ruby color in the light. Low, roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Moderate roasted malt flavor with bitter-chocolate and a medium-low bitterness. Slow, dry aftertaste that lingers with a subtle roastiness. A clean black lager that, in spite of it being Japanese, would pair well with blackened Cajun food, Mexican mole, cold cuts on black rye bread, or chargrilled steaks.
DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, clear, moderate tan cap. Rich burnt malt aroma. Very roasty, surprisingly malty palate, hints of scorched coffee beans. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish. A pleasant surprise!
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Ruby colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is metal, roasted malts and some hints of metal. Flavour is roasted malts, some dark riped fruits and some hints of rice. Not very exciting.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty unremarkable schwarzbier. Not too dark roasted a flavor paired with an average bodied beer. Still OK.
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black. Nice amount of head.
Aroma: Burnt and roasted malt. Caramel? Metallic?
Taste: Again burnt and roasted malt. Malty aftertaste.
Info: 334ml bottle, 2/9-2007
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. poured dark brown with no head. Dark roasty malt aroma and flavor. I like the style, but this is a pretty weak schwarzbeir in my opinion.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich caramel malts with some light roast and a touch of sulfur in the nose. Clear, deep amber-brown coloured body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to a lasting cover with some nice lacing. Light roasty character is perceptible above the smooth somewhat sweet, nutty malt flavour. Bitterness is quite restrained. Medium light body with somewhat strong carbonation that attacks the front of the tongue. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (marked "Munich-type", BB 08-11, Brewery Creek, Apr-08).
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a a near-pitch black with a good thick head which doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is slightly odd - black sesame, sweet, light caramel. Tastes similar - again, black sesame, lightly toasty, some diacetyl and very light and sweet finish. Slightly under-carbonated, thin body with a touch of milkiness. Not terrible, I kinda like the black sesame thing, but there must be better Japanese beer out there...
kidmartinek (4383) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown pour almost opaque. Pours with a glorious head, that lasts a few minutes. Smells like full dark malt and a little caramel. Tastes roasted malty and has a bit of balancing hop bitterness. Metallic taste at the end and in the aftertaste kinda ruins it. Finish is a little rough and bland.