Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Nice flavored brew! The palate is a little thin, but the flavor isn’t overly malty like I was expecting. An overall unexciting brown ale tasting beer. Original rating 2.8 11/25/05 12;27am. Re-rate- Oh wow this beer has an interesting aroma. kinda green bottle funk mixed with smoked wood. Tastes as cool as it smells. Dark red appearance, full bodied with a great mouthfeel. Smooth and crisp with just the right amount of carbonation. Big malty flavors dominate, but it is perfectly proportioned w/ hop balance. Low abv means great session brew...prob w/ smoked meats.
EvanFriend (423) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, a hint of dried fruit, bread, maybe some slight smoke or something like that. Very refreshing, but with some flavor as well.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, somehow put in their schwarzbier bottle. I get dark fruits (plums), caramel, and some roasted malts. Taste is sweet finishing dry.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1001) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Root-beer dark brown with a 5-mm coarse, foamy tan head that lingers as a thin film. Aroma is lager, pumpernickel, with a bit of sour dough and a hint of raw sugar. Body is medium-light, watery, a bit starchy, with soft, light, fat carbonation of medium-light intensity with pretty much no burn. Flavor is whole grain bread, touch of pumpernickel and grass, some slight grain sweetness, bread crust on the exhale. Clean with minimal bitterness. I am very impressed with the multifaceted bready notes in this beer. Body is top notch.
neur0 (982) - GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Es hat eine Farbe wie Ebenholz, mit einem bernsteinernen Einstich. Es ist klar filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig und leicht röstig. Der Geschmack ist röstig, bitter mit einem leichten Einstich von Lakritze. Der Nachgeschmack ist bitter mit einem aschig-rötigem Aroma.
cazort (554) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle here in the US, labelled as "Schwarzbier". Pours with little head. Quite dark, looks jet black unless I hold it up to the light, and then looks a dark reddish-brown. Aroma is strong, suggests molasses, caramel, dried fruit, overripe fruit, and a hint of vinegar. Smells surprisingly boozy, for the low alcohol content. Thick body, rich, heavy. Flavor a mix of sweet, sour, bitter, and savory flavors. Carbonation very slight, imparting only a hint of prickly sensation. I prefer lighter-bodied Dunkels. For how low the ABV was on this one, it was awful boozy and heavy, qualities I don’t like. I do like the complexity of this beer’s aroma, though. If you like imperial stouts, and you want something a little less alcoholic, this might be a good choice; this beer seemed pretty much like an imperial stout in flavor, aroma, and body.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark lager with thick, creamy foam. Feels like silk on the tongue until a bitter brussel sprouts/ruccola-like aftertaste kicks in. The main taste is creamy, soft and sweet, in the middle between pilseners and red ales.
Bill Becker (562) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues shining through.
Roasted malt in the smell along with a distinct hoppy bitterness.
Roasted malt bitterness up front with a biscuit malt and grain kick backing that up.
Light bodied with medium carbonation.
A very good Schwarzbier.
Inbreak (2918) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating rerated 29.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Artemis, Celle:
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, caramel malts, nuts, "knekk", hay, grass, hops, hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly dry roasted, caramel malts, hay, burnt caramel, soy sauce, coffee, grass hops. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Oelbas (237) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rødlig brun med et kortvarigt cremebrunt skum. Duften er præget af malt. Smagen er livlig med en karamelagtig sødme, der hurtigt overdøves af brændt malt. Eftersmagen er maltfyldig og får bitterhed både fra brændt malt og humle.
Smager nærmest som en sød version af en schwartzbier.
klas (365) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle bought in Germany. Dark with small head. Malty aroma and taste. Rather ordinary.