kramer (4694) - 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.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) very dark brown-red color with a medium, tanned head. Roasted, quite dry aroma, but with some caramely-plummy maltiness and moderate hopping. Very roasted-malty, but still quite dry and ashy flavor. Smooth, chalky, medium-bodied palate. A tasty and quite complex dunkel.
thebeertourist (4662) - 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
mjs (4277) - 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.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Fair lacing. Dark mahogany color. Butter, caramel, brown sugar, liquorish and burned notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light to moderated malty burned bitterness. At the same time some sweet flavor that balance this beer. Light bitter burned finish.
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (old notes)
Dark brown, almost black with a medium brownish head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and something sweet. Rather bitter and with a long aftertaste.
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Almost black colour with a medium white head. A lot of roasted malt in the aroma. Complex flavour, fruity, roasted barley, caramel.
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small tan head that quickly dissipated, poor lacing, transparent, minimal carbonation, and a red brown hue. Nose was malty, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Flavor was malty, chocolate and smokey. Tingly palate. Light-medium body.
tkrjukoff (3900) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl, Sir Winston, Östersund. Pours pitch black with a light brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted, malty, hay, smokey and fruity. Big roasted body; acidy, fresh, hoppy, fruity and slightly sweet flavor. Finishes bitter roasted.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Bottled.
Dark brown. Roasty nose, lots of chocolate and licorice. Wonderful flavour, unbelievably yummy. Richly hoppy with notes of chocolate and slightly licoricy.