Bov (10285) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
canned; courtesy of Oliver Bieri - almost black beer with a poor head retention; vaguely toasted with notes of corn nd ashes; thin-bodied, harsh palate and with some bitterness; corny aftertaste with notes of burned ribbon
larsga (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Small beige head. Clear deep dark red body. Roasty caramelly chocolate and sugar aroma with bready notes. Sweet roasty chocolate taste with raisiny notes. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Sweetish roasty perfumy aftertaste with raisiny notes. Artificial, and faintly hot. (0.33l bottle, from a colleague.)
Radek Kliber (6602) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: front quiet creamy with cleaner lager themed notes. Proper mineral feel with continental hops. 6-
Look: clear dark brown with lighter tanned top. Rather short lived. 3-
Taste/Palate: medium bodied. Slight nutty feel with dark roasted barley, hint of fig and rye. Dark malts behind, hinted with chocolate and proper hops. Good profile but why so flat (served from can and very fresh)?
KnutAlbert (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Even sweeter than the pale lager. A Schwatrzbier brewed under the influence of other intoxicants from the country?
nimbleprop (5576) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle in Bogota pours a mostly transparent, deep brown with some thin, off white head. Nose is fairly true to style, yeast, some mild candy, a little industrial, mild toast. Flavor follows, malt, mild candy, yeast, some dark fruit. Clean finish.
solidfunk (5008) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Club number three or four in Medellin I ordered this by accident. The same taste of chemicals that the roja has, confirming that indeed they didn’t spill a paint can full of bleach in one batch by mistake - it’s actually meant to taste like this. Brutal.
dwyerpg (4815) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some light coffee notes in the aroma. The appearance is dark brown with a very thin poor-looking head. The flavor is that of a schwarzbier on the lighter side with a bit of coffee hanging around in the aftertaste. Mostly just okay.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
0.33 L nottle shared by larsga. Densy ash-blond head. Clear, shiny deep reddish brown body. Burnt sugar and dark sweet chocolate aroma. The same goes for the flavor. Brown/burnt sugar and sweet chocolate. Quite thin. Short sugary finish. One-dimensional and a two tads too sweet.
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a can. Dark brown color, medium tan head. A slight skunk malt smell. Strong metallic taste with a faint roasted malt accent.
Luvystypotables (973) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
No aroma, nice dark colour, not much head. Smooth taste but no real flavor. Mild palate of yeast.