lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the colour! b l a c k. i love the nose on this. straw bale, grassy, sweet malt, minerals. flavours are long, malty and dark. good palate length.
ideal black session beer
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Had it in a forest on a biking trip up the mountains in the Yanai / Obatake area. Clear dark brown colour, beige medium head. Sweet well toasted malty caramel aroma, bit chocolate to it. Good mouthfeel. Sweet well toasted malty caramel flavour with chocolate and bit bread to it.
Theis (13806) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle near Omote Sando. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Nice roasted and light burned malty. Charcoal. Ryebread. Nice licorice. Chocolate. Dark bread. Nice bitterness.
GoufCustom (883) - HONG KONG - MAR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long; Clear opaque black colour; Razor thin head and residual beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing and not much carbonation; Fragrant aroma of burnt coffee and roasted malt; Pleasant smokey taste of roast dark malt, black coffee, burnt toffee, dark chocolate, liquorices, and grassy hops; Medium body with smooth, milky palate; Taste profile is dominated by very notable and smokey roasted dark malt, very pleasant roasted coffee and mild liquorices, all underlined by nice, low-key milky palate throughout; Hoppiness is mild grass plus mid-strength, comfy bitterness, with a lingering and memorable finish. Slightly dry after taste, bitter but fairly easy to mouth.
Comments: I am totally in love with this one! After a few sips and youíll realize not only it features all the niceties in a Schwarz - black colour, right body, mild and pleasant roast malt aroma, good roasted coffee taste, and smooth as silk palate - its goodness makes it more than just a good Schwarz, it feels like a stripped down cousin of Guinness FES, and I canít imagine if get a bit more creamier and a sweeter malty character, it could mount a serious challenge against Guinness. For now , It stands as good as any nice Schwarz, and I canít get enough. This one is a winner!
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a deep black color with a medium beige head. A sweet nutty nose. A nice flavor of metal, roast, smoke, overly roasted coffee beans, dusty dry earthy malts. Pretty nice and flavorful. Actually, this is really tasty bordering in on a porterís general flavor. Nice. 66th Japanese rating.
left_bank (71) - JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
too mild of taste,especially with the name given for this schwarz.tastes like a creamy/smooth burnt chocolate milkshake.
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of subtle burnt coffee. Taste is dilute dark coffee.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Hotel. Dry stout with a very strong coffee flavour. Iíd never call this a Schwarzbier.
mkel07 (3741) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml botte from Fifth Element. I wasnít expecting the thick black goodness that poured forth from the botte. Good tan head with a roasted malt aroma thick with coffee and smoke. Long smokey flavour that sits in the mouth for a long time. Unexpectedly very good.
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows chocolate, soy sauce, roasted malt. Somehow both sweet and salty smelling...
More complexity shown in the flavours. Big cocoa and chocolate liqueur but also a bold roasted character with plastic notes.
Body seems a little watery.