MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Dark brown to amber colour with a steady foamy off-white head. Shy nose of nuts and roasted malts. Soft bittersweet flavour. Only light to medium bodied, sharp carbonated. Slight taste of roasted malts with notes of coffee and an unexciting dry and hoppy finish.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. US Schwarzbier label. The green bottle with an unmarked end date scares me. Pours a clear dark brownish red color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, grain and raisin. Taste is toasted malts, grain, coffee, dark fruits. Thin bodied.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a schwarzbier as it was described at Paradiso. Pours a clear deep red with a thin, off-white head that leaves no lace. Aroma is maraschino cherries. Taste is black cherry soda. Very easy to drink. Light-bodied. Very doppelbock like- too weak for a schwarzbier and no roast character. Not sure why that would be a "trendier" label if it’s just plain incorrect.
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, danke nach Bochum. Clear dakr colour with a mid-sized off-white head. Malty, hints of caramel and chocolate. Nice.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, I thought this was a scwarzbier. Pours clear dark brown/ruby with a creamy, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, fruit, corn flakes. Tastes of roasty malt, cabernet, slight nuts. Finishes malty, with some chocoff and nuts. Medium palate. Not an elite beer, but a very drinkable one. I’d buy this again, and for a buck a bottle at Half Time, I’ll definitely be seeing this one again.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on January 5, 2012
Clear dark reddish brown color, medium lasting tan to light brown head. Malty, grainy, some fudge scent. Malty, fudge, sweet, somewhat berry taste, some minerals that throws me off. Malty aftertaste. Medium to moussy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Very nice, very drinkable, I’ve had it before and I’ll buy it again fro sure!
Nicely done Einbecker!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black with a thick off-white head. Thick caramel and chocolate German malt aroma. Chocolate malt and earthy grains are most dominant. Finish is sugary sweet, but a little thin, otherwise a pretty good schwarzbier.
jtclockwork (7108) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour in glass. Nose and taste is slight smoked woods. Mostly lager. Rated 2/23/03
kevnic2008 (7095) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a foggy wood brown, with a light tan frogs’ eggs bubbly head. OK label. Sweetish cereal aroma. A little tinny, tangy, sweet.. Flavor is dominated by the malting. Tannic, woody, sweet aftertaste. Medium beer. Decent, perhaps a little plain.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Bottle. Barley - sweet corn syrup aroma. Dark brown with small head. Simple sugar and barley flavor. Not sure what trendiness has to do with the difference between dunkel and schwarzbier. This sample tasted on the old side as it was much sweeter than the typical dunkel - probably much better in Germany. Re-rate in Germany - actually a much light aroma and taste - much drier and hoppier. Very different but really can’t say I’d rate it much different - still not very impressive.