kevnic2008 (9140) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark malty smell with caramel. Similar taste with some roasted aromas. Hard toasted bread.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Rich roast-malty aroma, slightly leafy with notes of caramel, dark chocolate and a tinge of molasses. Bitter-sweet flavour, a bit slim bodied with a soft carbonation. Tastes like liquid Malzbonbons from Bavaria with the right bitterness-sweetness ratio; rather dry and slim roasty bitter finish. 16.X.12
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, 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!
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, picked up at the brewery. not very dark, more like copper, with a thin but lingering head; brown bready aroma, hints of hay; light bitterness, some caramel; pleasant soft texture; drinkable but unexciting
kappldav123 (5336) - 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!
Beershine (5218) - 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.
Erzengel (4948) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
*Old rating, best before 27.08.10. Dark and roasted brew. Earthy flavours, intense and heavy roasted malt. Hints of sweetness, quite dry, burned bread. Great with a moderate bitterness in the end fitting in well.
Idiosynkrasie (4564) - 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.
jfb (4383) - Freising, 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 (3425) - 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.