kramer (5360) - 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.
mjs (5324) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, on 2009-07-29) Deep dark brown and clear. Medium sized and long lasting tan coloured head. Liquorice, chocalate and roastedness in aroma. Medium bodied and dry palate with quite high carbonation. Malts, roastedness, ash, liquorice, chocolate and bitterness in taste. Roastedness and bitterness in aftertaste.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a tan head. Hoppy aroma with a coffe note. Roasted malty flavor with some chocolate bitterness.
thedm (5139) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew sampled at Dicks Bodacious Bar-B-Que RB event poured a small sized head of finely sized light brown colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left a poor lacing and a semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body. The aroma was sweetly malty. The mouth feel contained a mild malt bit but was otherwise unnoted. The flavor contained notes of this sweet malt and mild brown malts.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Oliver Twist. Dark reddish brown coloured. Very malty and slightly fruity with notes of chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice.
thebeertourist (5098) - 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
Nisse666 (5086) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2011 Bottle from SB östersun thx Markus cons 2011-01-15 Göteborg
AR: roated malt, some coffey, a bit green peppar, when poured some dried fruits -dadels
AP: dark brown body, light beige/brown dirty rocky head fluffy curtains
F: great bitterness, sour, roasted malt, some fruitiness in the background. But the sourness isn’t good. Don’t know if it was the brewers intation but on the other hand it might been a wee infection BB 2011-08.... new rating 3,2 new average 3,5!
AR: hops, roasted malts, red fruits
AP: pitch black body, wee of white head
F: hops, roasted malts, red fruits
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle. Dark reddish brown color with creamy head. Soft roasted and nutty aroma with licorice notes. Dry and salty charcoal flavor, firm hop flavor and bitterness.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little spicy, roasted and licorice aroma. Ruby color, light brown head, good lace. Starts ligh sweet, flowery, light body, light roasted. Bitter and coffee finish.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with off-white head. Malty aroma. Malty, smoky flavour.