Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle at Bishop Arms Järntorget Gbg, okt 2012. Brown beer with a small offwhite head. Malty, bready aroma. Bready, malty flavour with caramell notes.
Chudwick (2182) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Double deuce - pours dark ruby brown with beige head. Nose is roasted caramel and chocolate. Flavor adds floral hops. Better than any of the other schwarzbiers I’ve had. Watery to sticky. Light to medium sweet with slightly less bitterness. Coffee aftertaste. This is giving me hope that this style is not as bad I thought it was.
ROGUE (2120) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very, dark brown color with a medium, frothy, beige head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and some earthy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, with roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earthy hops, and some nuts. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy and light (dark brown rather than black).for a schwarzbier, and over carbonated, but just what one should expect in a "black pilsner". This includes a good bit of dark malt in both the nose and the flavor. Better and stronger flavor than aroma. A successful collaboration producing a nice combination of styles. Better after some warming.
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Nearly opaque, deep mahogany with thin buff head and good lacing that starts very nicely, but doesn't linger. .
Aroma of roasted malt, sweet pilsner malt, grain, chocolate and nuts
Taste of roasted grain, sweet pilsner malt, pineapple, smokey chocolate and nuts.
Medium/light body with medium/high carbonation.
I liked the pilsner attributes with the dark, smokey roasted aspects.
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gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very easy drinking black beer with a bit of roast and chocolate in the taste. Hops were present but it was more or less a dark malty beer. Interesting and enjoyable.
tastybeer (1774) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy Birgadier, thanks! Pours black with a tan head, good retention/little lace. Aroma of chocolate, lager yeast, light roast. Taste is grassy, roast, chocolate, light cream. Palate is soft, slick, light chocolate finish. Good.
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tattooed Mom. Poured a dark red brown. Fizzy off-white head. Burnt wheat. Dark chocolate caramel malt. More bitter dry than sweet. Good carbonation. Nice full well blended flavors. Charcoal finish. Low on alcohol but high on taste.
conway (1575) - - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nose was a little weak and taste was pretty traditional pilsner. Not a lot worth noting outside of the color.
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arkurzynski (1559) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generous pour from motortoddhead! Deep brown pour with frothy off-white head. Nose is gentle roast and faint coffee with lager-type malt and mild caramel. Flavor is smooth roast, caramel, and a faint fruity malt character. Some wet malt as well. Residual, powdery roast.