omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at RBJG park session. Almost black, fairly rich head. Licorice aroma with lots of coffee underneath. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Caramel lures underneath all the coffee. Medium bitterness.
Theis (12740) - 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.
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly cacao - with a hint of dark roast malt. Near med body. Flavor is very slightly sour chocolate. Probably from the near burnt malt. Nails the style. Dry finish.
faroeviking (10294) - 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.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small tan head that is quick to fade over a near black body. Aroma of coffee, leather, light wooden and must notes. Taste is dry, cocoa, smoke, coffee grounds and leather. A little bit sourish. Dry mouthfeel. Better than their Vienna.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread sandwiches the caramel maltiness into a simple union sealed in an oily, svelte body. This is a clean and efficient Schwarzbier, nothing less, nothing more.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the copper-tinged black.
-Roastiness is rather mild, but the malt profile still works.
-Carbonation is harmless and fits the silky mouthfeel.
-That toasted bread dominates the nose, and reappears in the finish.
Bottle; 2007 vintage; best before 2007/12/27.
DruncanVeasey (6935) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackish and stouty, filthy tan collar and lace. Fat and persistent. Brine, chocolate, smoke and bramble aroma. Bittersweet, burnt and swimming with yeast extract, cocoa and roast. Baltic-like, but creamier. Dry and attenuated with a burnt toast-like lingering bitterness. Too thick and ’glossy’ for a schwarz? Richly roasty, massively drinkable stout. ’
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Toffee and malt aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavor with light floral notes and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Caramel and light citrus lingers with light spice.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours black with a thin tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a smooth dry dark molasses flavor with a licorice finish. A bit watery.