TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml swing top (BB 10/2011)
Thanks bierkoning! Dark copper color, huge beige head. Dark malty, toasted aroma with hints of soya sauce and caramel. Light bodied. Some caramel, toasted malts, some late bitterness. Soft and dry. Very typical schwarzbier.
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Herb-malziger Antrunk, sehr mild. Im Mittelteil etwas würziger, dazu leicht säuerlich. Die Malzigkeit bleibt auf geringem Niveau, das Bier ist fast wässrig. Im Abgang ist das Malz immerhin wenig schokoladig und kann die Wässrigkeit so verringern. 7/6/6/7/7/6
jfb (3175) - GERMANY - MAY 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle, thanks grima!) pours a clear dark amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and roasted malts, very grainy with a hint of dried fruits. flavour has lots of raisins and dark fruits, with some light notes of cardboard and roasted malts, slightly harsh. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
bierkoning (9582) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Steinkrug @ Windfelder Stegaurach. Roast and a bit of beechwood in both aroma and flavor. Ash. Totally dry, yet with some malt character. Loads of character in this excellent beer.
Grima (2002) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer in the glass is very dark brown, fine with good cream head. Very roasting coffee and toffee-like aroma, some caramel is also there. The beginning part is caramelly, with lots of toffee and a good bitter coffee aroma! The aftertaste coffee roasting, subtly bitter, again with plenty of toffee! In the further course rules the toffee flavor, coupled with decent coffee and a caramel note, which loses something of bitterness.
Maria (9909) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s dark, red-brown with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, licorice and syrup. The flavour is light to moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, syrup, caramel and licorice – a really nice schwarzbier.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, lightly beige head over foxy-amber beer with golden highlights. Bready, nutty malts nose, very lightly roasted; discreet. Fresh, leafy-greenery tatste with parsly, and again (hazel)nutty notes. Bitterish aftertaste, roasted-hoppy; light body with some slickness. Bitterness grows in time. Nice dark lager. Not really a Schwarzbier in my experience. Txs, Sebastian!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Marktstubn, Bamberg
Dark brown with a thick head. Toasty character is assertive with nice chocolate notes and a fairly nutty flourish in the dry finish. Some toffeeish notes add complexity. Toffee notes emerge as it warms. Nice brew.
Beershine (5179) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ dive bar. Dark brown color with red tint. Lots of lace. Tight beige head. big, sweet malty aroma. Soft smooth palate. Bready dough malts predominate. Cookies. Teddy bear, cuddly beer more like a braunbier than a schwartz but very drinkable.