M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle. Deep black with a thin cream head and heavy lacing. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate and milk followed by just a hint of lemon blossom hops. Heavy coffee flavour with a lick of milk chocolate. Luscious, strong mouthfeel at the front of the palate followed by an immaculately integrated dry, bitter finish. Quality stuff.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee-black pour with a yellow-white head. Moderate carbonation. Very strong coffee flavours as expected, however there is no overpowering bitterness that is usually associated with beers that have added coffee. Very light bodied, as it uses lager yeast that makes this beer perfect for the months between summer and winter, as it has qualities suitable for both .
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really nice roasty coffee style beer. I kind of wish it had a bit more body but considering it is a lager it’s a mighty tasty beer!
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured black, with just touches of ruby on the bottom and on the sides. One finger of mocha colored head. Good carbonation and head retention. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.
S-- Lots of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Get a touch of lemon bitterness.
T-- Pretty straight forward. Coffee and a good deal of it. Some chocolate sweetness and a little bit of lemon from the hops.
M-- Higher than medium carbonation and a very dry finish. Coffee and chocolate feel stick around a while. Feels more like a stout more than a lager. Very robust feel to this.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly good beer. Pure pitch black poor with an interesting yellow head. Plenty of coffee aroma and slightly burnt grains and molasses. The sickly sweet molasses did begin to take over a little toward the end of the beverage but over all a beer full of tasty interesting flavours.
Choos (725) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, floral and malt
App: black, tan head with great sheet lacing
Flavour: coffee and malt with some hop balance
Palate: long coffee and hop finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gam (3909) - 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
Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 650ml bottle on 28/12/2010. Pours a dark mahogany. Has a strong aroma of coffee with some chocolate and raisins. The flavours are dark roast coffee, burnt malt, toast, dark chocolate and a bit of caramel. This one has a very nice sweet bitter balance, and the carbonation is spot on. A very nice, quite meaty dark drop.
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a coffee drinker though really enjoyed this black coffee lager. Very strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Lots of bitterness as expected. Would probably even buy this again.
JanLaursen (3227) - 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.