SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth stuff, I wonder what this would be like on tap. Not particularly íSchwartzí in color, but quite dark, light tan head peters out. Not as robust as similar DAB product, but at 4.9% one could slide this back all day and not be overpowered by the alcohol or aftertaste.
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottled poured into pint. Dark Reddish brown, easy carbonation and clean aftertaste.
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N3lson1 (66) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious German Dunkel! Get a bunch of these and enjoy them with your best buddies, theyíll appreciate this one!
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 You know, this is an older bottle, and it seems to have suffered a bit of a drop off in aroma and flavor. Iím not going into a lot of detail. this beer does me right though. Itís got nice, rich malty flaves, the caramels, and sweetened malt-o-meal. Nice toffee aroma, with maple. I love the blackened grains, stark and bitter and smoky. Like an old curmudgeon in a comfy, malty recliner tossing hop flowers in the fireplace. I canít wait to try some more schwarzbiers. I bet this is dynamite when itís fresher.
Addendum: Smells a bit like old tree bark, and leather. Clearly sepia; beautiful transluscence with a healthy froth. The lace slips down easily like garters on prom night. Delicious malty darjeeling. Unsweetened baking chocolate, walnuts, dark brown sugar. Give me a pitcher with rye bread, radish, and a nutty, strong cheese.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.33 to snifter starts as cola with tan head diminishing to thin rim huggin lace. Somewhat shy of anticipated depth by color with first whiff, but in mouth decent roasty cocoa n fig opens. Again thin and rather short ending semi-dry and a touch smoky. Not horrible choice overall however.
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Schwarzbier bottle. Dark reddish/black color. It has a funky taste that doesnít seem to be the same as the regular dinkel taste. Iím inclined toward not finishing the bottle, because this is kind of nasty. Maybe itís a fluke.
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent, dark brown color, fluffy off-white head. Lots of malt in the nose. This beer is very sweet and smooth. So sweet and smooth, in fact, that itís a bit cloying. Drinkable, but not a fridge staple.
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I must say that this was a very refresing beer, crisp, not too malty having a clean hoppy finish. All of the "Schwarzbiers" iíve tasted were real winners, this included.
FleeVT (40) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap into a flute glass.
Pours an extremely dark brown, with a slight amount of light penetration. Itís a relatively clear brew with a tan head. Not much to the nose here. Itís malty and a tiny bit yeasty like bread. Extremely mild. Subdued malts on the palate. I do not really find any hops to speak of, which I was expecting in a Schwarzbier. Nice crisp and clean finish. A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a silkiness to it though. My first exposure to a Schwarzbier. A good beer that just surprises with itís milder flavors, smells, and ABV considering itís appearance. I knew what to expect, and still I was surprised. A great beer for when you want multiple darks.
Serving type: on-tap
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried the Schwarzbier version, although the Dunkel was sitting next to it on the shelf...Hummm. Dark brown to black, very prominate decoction derived aroma, light bodied, some roast flavor. Bitterness medium to medium low. The main trouble I have with most European beers sold in the US is the oxidation, itís a long trip from there to here!