jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, toffee, slight nutty aromas. Burnt, ashy, malty, slight metallic flavors. Not as good as I was expecting based on their other German lagers I’ve had.
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Craig’s. Pours black/brown, coffee on the nose also some meaty notes, slight caramel sweetness. Same stuff going on also slight chocolate a bit thin.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of light smoke, faint chocolate. Taste is Moyer of the same. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (7806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is smoky, sausage, roasted, taste is similar, light sweetness.
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... dark black .... thin tan head ... soft dark malts ... dark chocolate malt roast nose ... soft sweet coffee chocolate malts nosr ... dfark sweet thin... chocolatee roast .. soft roast .. dark malr ..soft chocolete
Doofgoblin (469) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really good schwarzbier. The nose is toasty with distinct roasted malt ...taste is very toasty like crusty bread...also has elements of sugary coffee, although this is secondary to the toastiness...the finish is clean and easily crushable...and it doesn’t have a strong "lagery" tinge...it’s a good beer to get you limber for something stronger...
HighlanderOne (1102) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brewers Cask. Not getting much but malt in aroma. Almost stout black with a bit of tan head. Tasting roasted malt, cinnamon, grassy hops, coffee, licorice, brown sugar. Not what I expected from a black lager, but quite delicious.
kajser27 (631) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to black, medium to small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, roasted barley, bit of toffee, some roasty acidity. Taste is medium to low sweet malt, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted coffee and some roasty acidity. Sweetish roasty finish. Medium bodied and carbonation.
(bottle at GBBF 2015)
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to Kenny, 03/09/15.
Mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is sweet malts, toffee, hint of vanilla.
Taste comprises light smoke, caramel, biscuit crumble, treacle toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok for style.
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Ken, 5.1%. Very dark brown, red hue, small foamy brown head. Aroma is ash, blackcurrant, earthy and a bit farty. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is smoke, soft malts, light metallics with a bitter finish.