R2k2 (422) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark, yet somehow clear beer with a slightly brown layer of foam A somewhat sweet aroma of roasted malt and/or grain. It has a "bitter-chocolate" like taste, but is furthermore "watery". A somewhat bitter aftertaste, but doesn’t last long.
Een donker, doch iets doorzichtig bier met een lichtbruine kraag. Een iets zoetig aroma met een toets van gebrande tarwe en/of graan. De smaak is als die van bittere chocolade, maar drink weg als water. Een iets bittere nasmaak blijft niet lang hangen.
ippopotamo36 (1082) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5 lt bottle courtesy of a German colleague. Pours black with a tick creamy light brown foam. Nose of light coffee aroma, herbal digestive. Mouth is weak...some roasted coffee feel, high carbonation, watery feel. I have not picked where this beer stands!
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minutemat (3277) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle @ the 5th Shrewsbury Bottle share, courtesy of Blackhaddock down there. Pours black with an extremely mild, thin taste and weak alcohol even for a 3.8%. Thin roasts, soft toffee nose, quickly turning watery. Shame really as I usually love a good fresh Schwarzbier.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5 Litre bottle: BBD 8/8/14, brought back from Berlin and one of my offerings at the May Shrewsbury Bottle swap, shared between four of us.
Sadly it did not fair well in my eyes: like so many beers in this style it flatters to deceive, looking and smelling impressive and then failing to deliver in the flavour stakes. This poured a dark cola colour with a semi-sweet malty nose, the body however was thin and the taste had a weak roasted malt feel to it and not much else. Glad I shared it because I’m not sure I could have drank the whole bottle to my self.
Chopper925 (365) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep black in colour wth a lingering brown head, beautiful. Aromas are roasty, malty, dark chocolate, nice. Taste is dry, metallic, bitter, finishs with roast aromas and bread, dark chocolate. Palate is typically flat, with a full body and a oily texture.
Good classical Schwarzbier, for the ones who like it less sweet.
Taboada (593) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mml Bottle tasted on 29/04/2014. Clear black colour with a beige head. Roasted malts and brown sugar taste. The flavour is not balanced at all. Light alcohol and light carbonation. Next one please!
ruigo (1906) - PORTUGAL - APR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 50cl bottle from Trinkgut (Wittlich). Pours a clear deep brownish black colour with a small tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is roasted, liquorice, caramel and malty. Soft to average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet with a dry finish. Overall, a very drinkable beer.
mR_fr0g (7265) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Day 1 Bamberg Jolly 24/1/14. Bottle shared on the train. As Breznak Schwartzbier. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is dark grains, brown malt, worty sweet and some roasted grains. Flavour is slightly oxidised sweet malt, some soft roast and metalic flavours. . Some nutty malts.
CanCrusher (821) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown, almost black beer with small light brown head, that dissipate in a minute. Strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and nuts. Watery mouthfeel with light bitter taste and long lasting aftertaste. This is good dunkel, although it has only 3,8% alcohol.
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on the train from Nuremberg to Bamberg - the final hurdle, Bamberg post Xmas jolly day 1 - 24/01/14. As Breznak Schwarzebier.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head - a fairly handsome beer appears before me!
Nose is cardboard, light brown sugars, faint toffee, earthy, thin aromas.
Taste comprises grain, dark toffee, faint cocoa, earthy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying finale.