GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours dark brown with a dissipating off white head. Some roasted malt and caramel aroma with banana, a little metallic. Sweet finish with chocolate.
bartlebier (1967) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Craft Beer Store HH 11/14, bb 02/15. Generic Schwarzbier cover that pours like liuid rusty toffee, with very moderate herbal hoppiness and roast exotics, offering some toffee and milk chocolate hints, veering into generic macro Dunkel territory where it substitutes roast, nuttiness for liquid, watery caramel. Does not become cloying and is drinkable like a lager with a pleasant fruitiness, but that’s about it. Nothing for a South-African collective contracting in a Bavarian macro to wax preemptively Brazilian&lyrical about yet.
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the St Albans Beer Festival 2012. Poured a dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel and roasted nuts. Burnt sugar in the flavour, with some lager malt and light roast. Finish was berries, cocoa and dark malt.
Beerhunter111 (8273) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Leicht trübes kuperbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht säuerlich, hefig, malzig. Geschmack wässrig, leicht röstmalzig, säuerlich, nicht besonders gut!
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Nice reddy amber coloured poue with a nice lasting cream coloured head.Aroma is yeasty, , earthy woodland berry, twigs. Flavour is light, some tart berry, nutty amber twiggy malts, and carbonic acid bite in the finish. Light metalic note in the finish. The head really does stay put rather nicely. Paalte is fluffy and airyand a nice dry finish. Chalky water profile. Clean lager with decent character if a bit light.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Stuu666’s. Pours clear brown with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of herbs and light caramel. Taste is toffee light herbal bitter. Bit fizzy.
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown, nose is sweet toffee, grassy, taste is fizzy, dry toffee, light roast.
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at The Chequers in Walthamstow. Malty aroma but a little thinner on body than expected. Easy drinking though, not too carbonated.
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Slightly yeasty and roasted malty aroma with notes of leather, as well as traces of caramel and chocolate. Moderately sweet flavour, quite light bodied with a calm carbonation. Slightly roasted dark malty aroma with shy traces of chocolate, bread crust, leather; dry-ish, slightly sweet and roasty bitter, also quite short finish. A slim and Schwarzbier-like brew. 16.IX.14
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some brown sugar and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some burnt notes, malt and raisins.Medium body, lively carbonation.