KyotoLefty (9033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the brewery.
To speak the truth, a rather uninteresting unfiltered dunkel, when coming from a bottle after the lager or pils here. Medium dark, very little malt taste and almost no sweetness. A good bit of hops. I was already past prime tasting ability by this time, but it was a significant letdown after the lager. Not bad, but lacking most of what I expect in a darker beer.
fugitive (1849) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color dark red with small head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, hop. Taste grain, light smoke.
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cycled into town (Bamberg) from our campsite just outside at Bug 17-06-10 had this on tap at the brewery tap. Pours chestnut in colour with a white head, good clarity Some toffee and mineral notes detected on nose, and also in the mouth, soft mouthfeel. Surprisingly thin for the abv, bitterness at end. A6 A4 T6 P4 Ov12 3.2
dutchbeerpages (2181) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hmmm, not for me. It looks pretty but it’s very watery and has a not so great aftertaste. Damn, got the 1/5 liter bottle so I have some way to go. But I’m going for it!
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear mahogany with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of hops. Flavour had roasted malt, caramel, grassy hops and toffee. Finished dry and bitter.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Brewpub. Sulphur aroma like the other beers from Fassla. Maybe with a hint of toffee hidden somewhere. More toffee and some malts in the flavor. Not at all a bad beer.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexanderj. Brown pour. Dark german beer flavors, some smoke and sweet grain. Traditional dark lager, and decent in that regard.
TimE (4885) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, roasty on the verge of being smokey character. Much more smoke than any other Schwarz I’ve had. Takeaway bottle at the brewery.
altonbrownd (5414) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Wildeman. Dark brown body that looks like a soda, with a nice head. A malty and toffee nose. Watery and prickly texture. Taste of malts, caramel. Pretty good.
3fourths (9059) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark chestnut brown body with a patchy, large-bubbled tan head. sweetened roasted chestnuts in the nose, sticky almond, toasted cereal grains... excellent aroma. up front there’s a bit of cola resemblance, but more nuts, caramel, baked bread, dried stone fruit and sweet tobacco to make up for it. body is good but not great - no strong structure, no sharp crispness, but it’s still sound and drinkable.