MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Prunes and figs shower the caramel maltiness with their fruity sagacity, as chocolate roams on by adding complexity to this sweet Tmavé.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the brownish copper.
-The fruity sweetness in this may recall brown rum at times.
-The body is soft and well-rounded, the archetypal Tmavé build.
-That fruitiness (prune-driven) could get annoying to those who don’t like this kind of fruit.
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub.
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of roasted malt. Beautiful colour and large, creamy and consistent head. Not as sweet as many Czech dark beers, quite dry and full of taste (coffee, caramel and roasted malt).
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light toasted malt nose, dark clear brown color, fluffy biege head. Nutty middle, woody dry end with a lingering peatiness. Thin, but a good example of a Schwarzbier.
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, berlinerbierfest. decent shade of purple with a thin head, aroma of plum and caramel, reasonably sweet, flabby mouthfeel, golden syrup, traces of burnt toast, average
pivnizub (9292) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flip-top bottle:Deep amber coloured, mid-sized tanned head, lacing and quickly diminishing to a small, stable creamy layer; a mix of dark malt, toasted and roasted malt in the quite dry aroma; robust dry (malty-) bitter flavour, light bodied; lingering malty, a bit coffeeish finish with a little sourness detectable. A good example, well crafted.............
MiP (14446) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Weak, slightly roasted, but pilsnerlike aroma. Dark brown colour, small creamy head. The flavour is quite roasted, as well as the aftertaste. Flavour also has a little fruitiness. A bit thin, but this is of course Schwarzbier.
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Internationales Bierfestival in Hamburg 2006: nice brown color, nice medium head. Sweet caramel taste - roasted malt in the finish. Decent.
EithCubes (5239) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at the Leipziger Bierbörse, where it was listed as a Schwarzbier (and tasted closer to one than a Dunkel). Rich, frothy, creamy, lacing tan head, very dark ruby color. Slight roasty flavors and a very dry aftertaste. Where’s the aroma though? Very weak. Oily, medium body. A Disappointment.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Had at the International Beer Fest in Hamburg, Germany. Pours brown with a beige head. Burnt toffee and caramel aroma, with some chocolate in the taste. Pretty decent beer, but just OK compared to other Czech dunkels.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hamburg Beer Festival (Derer Schwarzbier): Dark amber with a tan head. Good light roast, nice caramel too. Tasty medium body and quite morish. Good stuff.