Svesse (5816) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is dark brown, almost black with firm off-white head. Nose is malty, roasted with lots of chocolate, black coffee and hops. Taste is roasted, dry and fruity with chocolate, liquorice and a hoppy, bitter finish. Brilliant!
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Indy tasting Dick’s BBQ 3/31/06 - thanks MrWalker - Aroma is roasted dark malts and smoke. Pours cloudy dark brown with small head and good lacing. Flavor is roasted dark malts, chocolate, earthy, and smokey. Palate is sticky. Tasty brew. I may have to dig into the style a bit more.
kramer (4568) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, via MrWalker. Clear brown body with chestnut highlights. Fluffy one inch light brown head with nice retention. Chocolate malt nose with some nuttiness and a lighter note of roasted malt. Alot of chocolate malt on the flavor as well, with a finish that leans to the astringent burnt malt side with hints of smoke. Moderate bitterness in mid swallow and finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, thinning a bit on the finish. A nice enjoyable beer, not overly complex on the flavor, but certainly interesting enough to seek out if you’re a fan of Schwarzbiers.
stouby (3489) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at home.
Black with light brown head, almost diminishing, good lacings. Aroma moderate malty (burnt) and hoppy (flowers). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, long duration. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonated
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma. Hints of caramel and hops too. Lots of roasted taste and hints of chocolate. But lots of bitterness in the flavor aswell. A very nice one.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light chocolate and roasted malt nose, dark brown color, foamy low head Quick sweet taffee malt, peaty undertones. A little butterscotch is unfortunate in the middle. Powerful woody, roasted grain end. Lingering coffee-like bitter in the sides of the mouth. Medium body, metallic mouth feel. Big punch at first then a long tapering profile.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uhhhh Secret Santa Jonas - that was over yummie, thanks a lot: Nice dark brown color with some red bling bling. Small layer of a fizzy head. Nice malt, caramel and toffee nose. Toasted malt taste with caramel and nicely spicing up traces of coffee and cardamon. Dry finish - very nice.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Very dark brown beer with red tones. Head is beige and creamy, not long lasting. Flavour is sweet and filled with bitter chocolate. Finish is dry, with good cleansing bitterness. Soft on the palate, a bit watery body. Even though it is bottom-fermented, it tastes more like a decent porter than a schwartzbier
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
To me it’s more a dark lager than a schwartzbier. Very dark, lots of roasted character but still lets the hops through. Refreshing for a dark beer like this. NIce aftertaste.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown colour. Beige, small head. Chocolatey, caramelly aroma. Roastmalty, bitterchocolatey taste. Not very hoppy for the style. Medium bitter and roasty finish. Mediumbodied. A great, though untypical schwarzbier. Thanks to MrWalker for this nice treat.