dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown with a rocky tan head. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Mild bitter hop aftertaste.
lusikka (5187) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a very dark brown colour without a head. Aroma of sweet toasted malts, nuts and some bitter hops. Flavour of sweet toasted malts, nuts, bitter hops and mild smoke notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a finish of toasted malts and hops. Nice and tasty schwarzbier.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head.Aroma of malt, dark berries, caramel and cooked vegetables. Flavor is sweet an malty with some caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (6269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt caramel and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Ragnampiza (181) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from "Il Regno di Gambrinus". Served into a tumbler. Pours a beautiful dark and rich blood red colour with some brown highlights, with a persistent yellowish/dark beige head, that leaves an excellent lacing on the wall of the glass. Pretty clear as is possible to see through. Deep coffee aroma and toasted malts, not much chocolate to be noted. In the mouth there are still roasted malts, coffe and a very present hops bitterness. Watery texture, soft carbonation. Well executed Schwarz, highly enjoyable.
Kavu (1903) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark red with a low head. Aroma is quite light with roasted malts and some alcohol. Flavor is mostly roasted malts, but quite well balanced. Pretty decent.
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle, BBE 26.8.2011
Aroma has roasted malts, bitterish chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour is typical to dark czech lagers, sweetish but not too sweet though. Roasted malts and hints of metal. Drinkable stuff, but nothing special actually.
AshtonMcCobb (2059) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Re-rate - appearance lacks head this time, but much stronger nose - liquorice, coffee, chocolote. Taste, more of the liquorice and some coffee.
Previous rating 5/4/6/5/13 = 3.3
50cl bottle. Pours a really interesting black with a ruby hue around the edges. The nose has initially very little going on but then a delicate amount of coffee comes through. The taste is creamy at the start but it builds to intense chocolate. The palate is medium to big in structure, a very creamy texture and then a beautiful clean finish. Overall, creamier than I expected from a schwarzbier - the palate really makes this one.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with Sunday dinner- a rare and occasional luxury in our house, normally gobbled before work. Not this time. Black with ruby highlights and a pocked tan collar sinking fast. Aroma of drinking chocolate swirled around in a rusty tin can: pretty good. Chocolate and iron-driven with a finishing punch of roasted grain softening into dark chocolate digestives. Slightly astringent metallic afters. Otherwise good.
Sigmund (4681) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, ABV is 4.4%. Will be imported to Norway soon. Very dark reddish brown colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Surprisingly moderate aroma, some "dusty" malts. The flavour has a nice maltiness with mild roasted notes, but is not very sweet. Moderate but noticeable hops, dry finish. Refreshing and pleasant to drink.