JorisPPattyn (7678) - 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!
Beershine (5193) - 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.
kappldav123 (4541) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Starts fine malty, modest dry, nice smokey notes. Not as sweet as other schwarzbiers, more spicy. Finish well balanced, malty-spicy, still interesting smokey notes. Good one!
jfb (3431) - 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.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 The head is ok, body brown. It smells wooden, roasty, bit fruity. The taste is wooden-flat, bit fruity, roasty.
Idiosynkrasie (3100) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, diminishing, beige head. Decent dark malty aroma has notes of dark bread, some grain, a touch of caramel. Taste is initially minimally sweet caramel malty with a touch of bread, slightly metallic in the middle part, in the finish again slightly sweet dark malty with a touch of chocolate. Nice in taste but thin, light bodied and watery throughout, especially in the middle part.
Grzesiek79 (2910) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
resin, bread, cheese, coffee, chocolate, cooked vegetables, bubblegum, raisin, butterscotch, smoke, brown, sparkling, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, lively, astringent,
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50 cl, courtesy of yespr. Clear reddish brown with a small off-white head. Sweet lightly roasted aroma with some decent campfire notes of smokd wood. Very soft carbonation, medium body. Flavor is sweet caramel with licorice and light roast and a ashy, medium bitter finish. Decent.
mile (2653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some bread with light roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel, light roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, light roastd malt with light coffee. Lightly sweetish schwarzbier - not too sweet.
Grima (2028) - 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.