Embrouille (2778) - - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 33cl. A lot of boiled begetables in the nose. Decent taste. Medium bodied. Mediocre.
Cantabrian (684) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The label is indeed black, but not the beer. With a bit of an optimistic effort, I’d call it "dark amber". It kind of confirms that Schwarzbiere have cool labels but are pretty boring when it actully comes to drinking them. I think that is it for me with German Schwarzbiere for me, although I still want to try the Hasseröder due to my fascination for Auerhühner/Capercaillie. This beer is very sweet, much malty, with a regular whiff of a pale lager (or a poor pilsener) with a roasted side on that nose. The flavour, as mentioned above, is rather cloying sweet, with loads of caramel, a bit like some poorer baltic porters, but in this case it has an interesting medium body and a nice balance of flavours in the finish, with a suggestion of hoppy bitterness, but nothing to get one too excited. Boring, but not despicable.
McTapps (2363) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours out in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Nose of malt and spice. Nice taste of dark roasted malt, barley, brown bread, pepper and herbs. Easy and quite nice to drink, yet nothing that special and delicious.
MichaelBruch (2342) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Es beginnt einfach süffig mit einer leicht bitter-herben Note. Danach wird es zunehmend süffiger und süßer, bis wir beinahe einen brutal süßen Bock haben. Karamell und Zucker regieren hier ohne bösartig zu wirken. Nicht schlecht.
kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour. Aroma of watered down malts, coffee. Taste is light sweetness with a decent hop bite and some roast. Ok.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, body black, darkred. It smells roasty, darkmalty, fruity. The taste is darkmalty, a bit roasty, sweet. Not bad but a bit to mild. 11/10/11/12/11/11
mile (2475) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light roasted malt with light coffee. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and light roasted malt with light bread and light coffee. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light roasted malt with light coffee. Quite one-dimensional, caramel sweetish dark lager (schwarzbier).
Hermod (2593) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. BBE 03.11.13. Poured dark brown with a thin dirty white head. Aroma has porrigde, roastedess and lots of oatmeal. Flavor has oat, sweet sugary notes, light chocolate and roastedness. bit on the sweeter side. Enjoyable, smooth mouthfeel, surpisingly light bodied.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the 16th BBF, from the sexy nurse with the sturdy legs. Deep, dark brown body with a short lacing tan head. Light berry and roast in the nose, taste is utterly cloying sugar with faint berry and roast covered by maple syrup. Medium body. Unfortunately, this one’s a dumper.
Idiosynkrasie (2787) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown with average, frothy, minimally lacing, beige head. Grainy, dark malty aroma, some hay, a touch of roast. Taste is increasingly moderately sweet dark malty, a has fresh minimally fruity, a touch of hay. Tasty.