Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Schwarzbier
Camden, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The golden Bohemian skies turned black. The cool floral breeze spiked into a whirl of burning bitter fruits. Everything changed. A beautiful dance between darkness and light. Brutal and elegant. Thunder and shooting stars. It was Friday the 13th. Black Friday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 4 Jun 2012. Poured near black, with a thin off white head. Aroma of berries, roasted malt and floral hop. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with burnt sugar and grain. Finish was burnt malt, coffee and treacle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (802) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at Brew Dog Notts. Black - yes - one-dimensional smooth bitter thing with little flavour or finish. Slight smokey liquorice. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013

Draught @ BrewDog Camden, 113 Bayham Street, London, Greater London, England NW1 0AG.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120805]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London on 4th August 2012. Black with off-white head and a little lace. Fruity aroma with plenty of roast malts. Rich malty and slightly smoky main taste - berries, coffee, toast and smoke. Plenty of flavour foci. Tangy citric kick. Bitterish end with roastiness and tanginess. Zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (976) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
Tap brewdog Aberdeen Black with small film of tan foam Aroma is malty sweet with hints of light roasted malts. Some syrupy notes as well. Taste is some chocolate, slight coffee notes, slight roast and malty sweet. Some bitterness is present, but finish is sweet.. Light body, well carbed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Draught@Brewdog Camden, London. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, dark ripe fruits, some mild raisins as well as mild notes of rye. Flavour is being quite similar in a very nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
15th July 2012
Opaque black beer, little pale tan head. Palate is a little crisp and quite dry. Minerals. Dry dark malt, a little roast, but not bitter. Tiny bit of citrus in the minerally semi dry and crisp finish. Not bad and I think my first Black Pils!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6413) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
Bottled as "Black friday black pilsner", from Beermerchants.com. Pours almost pitch black with a moderate sized creamy tanned head. Aroma of light roasted malts, liquorice and chocolate. Taste is light sweet caramel, medium bodied with a light roasted end. Refreshing, nothing extreme, just good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2012
Average to indifferent Schwarzbier, not particularly inspiring in any direction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
A 0.33l bottle (on a Thursday) - from beermerchants.com that pours a dark brown licorice-body that’s impossible to see light through, and it has a really good looking big and lasting beige almost creamy and lacing head. It smells light malty with tones of roasted malts and licorice. Not extreme in any way, but it’s something calming and quite relaxing about this aroma. Hard to describe properly, but I quite like it. There is also a touch of hops in the background here. It has a comfortable average small prickling carbonation level with a somewhat thin and almost watery texture. Flavors has that same gentle and calming thing found in the aroma. Light roasted with some watered down licorice and a mild hoppy sting. This was actually quite tasty here in the steaming May sun that has taken every Bergensere by surprise. Skål i sola Ola! 24.05.2012

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