kramer (4892) - 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.
thebeertourist (4777) - 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
sayravai (4669) - 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.
mjs (4535) - 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.
gyllenbock (4535) - 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 (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Transparent dark color with some ruby notes, and a nice beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Dark malty, toffee and a bit roasted.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet with a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, toffee, bready and roasted.
Overall impression: Quite nice schwarzbier. Starting to like this style.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden
Cuso (4376) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Almost black color with medium white head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in aroma. Taste, coffee, chocolate, bitter hops, some fruits. Long bitter finish. Nice. Early rating from 7/2009.
Grovlam (4154) - 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.
Nisse666 (4139) - 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
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l. Deep red brown coloured. A fluffy white head. A rich fruity aroma with hints of coffee. A balanced flavor where roasted malts dominates, A dry bitter and fruity finish.