austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
A rather thin, sweet, mild schwarzbier (maybe even a dunkey) that’s got a lovely flavor profile if you like that sort of thing. I can’t wait to try their Vienna. Found it at a 7-11 in Tokyo. One of my favorites!
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellars. Nice malty beer. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a disappearing head.
GoufCustom (1003) - 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 you’ll 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 can’t 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 can’t get enough. This one is a winner!
mkel07 (4037) - 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 wasn’t 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.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer exceeded my expectations in all factes with the exception of aroma. The aroma was faint, undiscernable and almost non-existent. The color was deep black with a red hue when held directly into the light. A thin tan pillowy head was formed with the swilling, soon disappating back to the black lid of the brew. The flavor was fine and smooth with a nice velvety finish. There was no hint of abundant alcohol and the palate was clean and crisp with a ever so slight balance of malt and hops. The beer was certainly smooth and creamy. Overall, a very fine dark smooth porter-like brew.
Gr0ve (2174) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Dark brown bordering to black with some copper hues. Small off-white fine-laced head. Oily roasted malt aroma. Some caramel, licorice and dark chocolate. Low carbonation level. Smooth texture. Well-balanced.
doublebock (523) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color, with just a thin layer of head and little carbonation. Aroma of burnt caramel and peat. Smoky and roasted malt flavor with some anise . Surprisingly like a solid German dunkel.
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle purchased at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Nice roasted, chocolate, and metallic lagerish aroma. Really roasted with a decent sweetness. A pleasure to sniff. Moderately transparent mahogany body with a smallish, light tan head present. Starts a little metallic and a bit astringent, before this becomes nice and roasty in the middle. Not too burnt or roasty, though. Has a nice coffee character to it. Light metallic finish. Easy-drinking. Solid schwarzbier.
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pitch black with a thin head.some earthy, slight roasted malt in the aroma leads into a smooth, sweet flavour of subtly roasted chocolate malt. very impressive.
DruncanVeasey (7522) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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. ’