Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at brewery. Dark brown, almost black with red tint and foamy off-white head. Nice looking brew. clean with asphalt, husk, and dark malt. Quaffable beer with low carbonation. Nice sweet malty flavors and licorice permeat, then finish also with anise and asphalt and is not a toasty example. Really good.
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with golden accents. Dark fruit nose with a light toastiness. The palate is a bit thin but its also toasty. Finishes thin, with just a subtle hint of dark sugar.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5 liter bottle at spuyten. Pours a nice deep dark amber-coppery brown with a nice lasting head. Aroma is a sharp toasty almost roasted malt character, nutty and chocolate- very clean sliight yeast, and no diacetyl like the previous beer. Rich toasty, dark munich and slight chocolate malt flavor, a drying toastiness, nutty all the way through and a crisp clean finish. Great Schwarz.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Novare Res.
Pours a dark reddish brown with a foamy brown head. Sweet, malty flavors. Almost root beery. I liked this one, the smooth body makes it pretty nice too.
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a dark ruby-brown colour with a fluffy light brown head. aroma of herbal hops, roasted malts and a little barnyard. flavour is grainy roasted malts, with more herbal hops and a hint of coffee. medium body and carbonation. not much of a schwarzbier.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Clear dark brown, nearly black, colour, small head. Aroma of roasetd malt. Light- to medium-bodied, malty background with good hints of roasetd malts, caramel and toffee. Well-rounded with aromatic hops. Well-balanced, well-matured Dunkel.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Vegetal and very malty with a touch of roast in the nose. The pour is mostly black with loose brown highlights and a fair bit of filtering. No bottle conditioning. Sweet, lactose flavor with some sugary malts, cocoa, and a bitter roast finish. Solid.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil - dark amber beer, with a moderate, soapy lace - lightly smoky aroma, with notes of chocolate, char, tobacco - medium-bodied - crisp, almost tart up front, followed by some notes of berries, doughy flavors, light bitterness and roast - very smooth, solid, drinkable - nice schwarz.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5L bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep brown, ruby-tinted beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly malty and cocoaish with a soft toasted malt character. Chewy and sweet but with a light chocolatey character. Deeply cocoaish flavour over a soft but well-lagered clean sweetness. Lots of munich character through the middle. Really nice beer.
omhper (23423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (Bayerische Anstich) at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark brown, small head. Dusty and lightly fruitywith medium body and soft mouthfeel. Mild with careful notes of nuts and molasses. Somewhat spritzy. Low bitterness.