Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Pilsener
London, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16552) - , 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 (5882) - 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 (4018) - 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 (3606) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1606) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
bottle, beermerchants.com, as Black Friday. A heavy licquorice aroma, which is equally strong, and sweet, on the palate. Not as much smokiness as I expected and quite a grassy, fruity finish. Cherry and raspberry flavours are faint but noticeable. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from The Horseshoe, Hampstead. Labelled ’Black Friday’. Deep brown color with a small off-white head. The nose is light cocoa, some grass and light grains. Simple. The taste is simple toffee malt flavors, prickly licorice. Lightly grassy. The body’s pretty light, active carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent schwarzbier. Simple, easy to drink. Nothing crazy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2012
Keg at Brewdog. Dark brown with a tan head. Pretty decent schwarzbier. Light malt and grassy hops. Crisp. Not really bold or high grade enough for a guest tap spot at BD and a bit rich to be charging this much for it but those things aside, this was a well crafted black lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
On keg at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15622) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
tap at brewdog ...thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... light grassy nose ... bitter woody fruits ... soft toffee ... dry roast ... little to bitter ... and quite a lot of hay in linger

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