bluevegie (3030) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real dark body, looks black, short lasting light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and coffee plus hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Taste has lots of coffee but somehow it doesn’t seem over the top, some ash, dark chocolate and a medium body.
gam (2911) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour good head fawn colour medium carbonation the aromas chickory coffee fresh bean smell flavour rich chocolate nutty caramel liccorice salty note no harm good ibu strength coffee bean taste very good slightly dry finish coffee done well sweet malt good bitter aftertaste nice ale
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Black coal colour with a foam top the colour of a good latte.Pours thick and meaty with a strong coffee bean aroma, a bit like iced coffee. Bitter dark chocolate flavour that sits on the tongue. Medium bodied and would go nicely with tiramusu.
JanLaursen (2503) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 650 ml. Pitch black with a massive foamy beige head. Aroma is bready, roasted malty with notes of coffee and preserved dark fruits. Flavor is sweet and quite bitter, nice roasted finish, coffee, licorice. Quite fizzy carbonation, creamy texture. A very well tasting lager, and a quite radical take on the schwartzbeer style.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A surprisingly good, deliciously meaty lager this one turned out to be. At just on cool a steady pour resulted in a black as black bodied beer lined with very fine carbonation. Tight, tidy and satin sheened tannish pad atop lasts the length. Aroma of Banksia, gum tree bark and smoked red wood, damp soil, oak, cocoa and freshly kilned coffee bean comes thick and fast. The persistent head adds a creaminess to the palate. Heavy smoky edge with a backbone of macchiato-like coffee flavours. At first simplistic but well presented. A touch of vanilla and bitter burnt berries linger long with the smoke. Assertively bitter but in complete balance. This is moorish stuff. Had the saliva glands just peaking; the olfactories working overtime. It is beautifully rounded, thick and full in body and silky smooth in feel. Lasting presence just tops it. I was confused as style but geez this is good. Lovely! (65cL, no date stamp, BWS Ellenbrook)
hawthorne00 (2099) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown tinged black with a large tan head that fades to 1 cm. Singed caramel and coffee aroma. Taste has roasted malt, coffee, slightly salted licorice. Roasted bitterness and grass in the finish. Solid enough beer.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Platform Bar. This is a dark lager so I thought schwarzbier was the best category. Uses Zarraffa Coffee and really is like drinking beer coffee! To this end they have done really well. Not terribly complex, but good easy drinking. More a breakfast beer than beer geek breakfast!
davidm (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 650ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, toffee, coffee, and cola. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy off-white head.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a lasting tan head.
Nose shows heavy coffee and some oatmeal backed by soft roasted malt.
Similar amount of coffee as a flavour, perhaps a bit heavy-handed. Underneath is some sweet malt, very clean.
Too highly carbonated.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good stab at a coffee beer but not great. Very intense and clean nose of milk chocolate and coffee, and hints if roast. Palate is lean by comparison, perhaps the lager base being a bit restrictive, although the chocolate and coffee does hang around, albeit in a mild fashion.