MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 Impressions from the schwemm:
-Frothy foam and clear reddish-brown hues adopt an icea tea look after but a few minutes.
-Like their Pils, this has an aqueous, überclean feel, which is ridiculously drinkable.
-Toffee and roastiness present simple ideas to the flavor spectrum.
-Charred meats subtly suggest depth in the nose.
-Flaky roasted malt bitterness rises in the back.
-The tiny bubbling and lean body are too slippery for my tastes.
-Everything’s so timid and watery, this is ultimately boring and appears to be brewed for the masses.
From the bottle at the brewery.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Dirty brown colour with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruity with some tobacco. Diacetyl and caramel are rather too clear. Very sweet... erm... NEXT!
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle at Zly Casy, on May 23, 2009
Clear dark copper color, fluffy tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at Plan B, shared with larsga, OleR and Gr0ve. Golden-brown body. Rapidly declining white head. Dry aroma of dark malts. Caramel, almond and dusty hops to the flavour. Ends very smooth and dry. Clean in the mouth. Nice dunkel (Copenhagen, 28.05.2011).
Fin (6627) - 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
kevnic2008 (6586) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is toasted malts, bisquits, caramel, and roast . Flavor is mostly the same.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty, fruity, grassy aroma and a light sweet fruity, hay, straw taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (BB Feb/08), Bamberg.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of minerals.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly lean for being 6%. Not a lot going on.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
alright. not really that schwarz and with only faint rauchiness
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy brown body with light lazy carbonation. Grainy caramelly aroma with grassy notes. Dry-sweetish caramelly toffee taste with grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Dry-sweetish dusty grassy aftertaste with oily buttery herbal notes. Highly drinkable session beer. (0.5l bottle at DBF’11. Also had it at brewpub, but that was before I started rating.)