harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery in Nuremberg. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. it’s a slightly treacle flavoured schwarz. Nit great not much hop on the finish yet it has a spicy finish. Ok. Less good than the blond amd neither worth coming to Nurnberg for.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, red edges, fluffy white head. Aroma of nuts, choco, caramel, toasted elements. Flavor followed, malt heavy, depth of an altbier there, but not enough hops or dryness in the finish. Not a classical schwarz style, only called so to emphasize that it is dark. Actually dunkel is a better classification, not far off from a Munich dunkel especially as found in Franconia, where dunkel is generally light and way off from a munich dunkel. Finish was a bit malt sticky with light carbonation. A nice brew, not highly drinkable.
JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Barfüßer, Nuremberg. On draught. Brown color. Moderate roast flavor, a bit thin on the palate but sessionable enough.
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark burnt read color, tending towards black. Aroma of caramel. Toasted, malty notes, caramelly but not sticky or sweet. Pleasantly tingly on the tongue.
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, clear. Small tan head dissipated quickly. Aroma is molasses and malt. Flavor is roast, toast. Not sweet. Finish is crisp.
blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Very light roasted malts, really more like toasted malts, some light bready sweetness, and light earthy notes. Relatively bland.
rauchbierlover (617) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola with a small beige persistent head. Roasted malt taste, some choco, caramel. Sweet finish
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tap in Nürnberg. A gradient red-chestnut at the bottum up to black at the top, with a lacing light brown head. Genericaly sweet malty nose, silken mouthfeel but the taste is essentially blenderized Wonder Bread crusts on top of a bit of malt sugar. A fascinating thing, I guess, but a bad sign when my first reaction is "echhhh...." and I struggle to choke it down.
Fin (7692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Had this on tap at Barfusser, Nuremberg, Germany, Tuesday 5th June 2012 Pours dark brown with a hint of ruby red glontong through. Soft in the mouth with some caramel. Like the blonde this also has a lihht sourness on the nose but flavour is good if a touch simplistic and a tad thin. A5 A4 T7 P3 Ov12 3.1
Lowenbrau (2185) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1l bottle. Caramel, chocolate and toast aromas. Dark Amber color, hazy, with non persistent light brown head. Taste sweet, with some sourness/acid. Light body, creamy texture, medium to high carbonation. Dry and long finish.