NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. The aroma is lightly roasted, perfumey and licorice heavy. The body is a dark ruddy brown and the head is frothy, two fingers thick, lasting and a nice tan color.
Big licorice fore gets almost salty and gamy tasting at times. Molasses, anise way too much roastiness to be a real Schwarzbier. It is nice though. Enjoyable to drink if a little smokey/gamy at first....but that fades and it is mostly a licorce/anise acented beer with some mild chocolate notes and just a hint of saltiness in the finish.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Almost black in colour with a rather large brownish head. Roasted and malty with notes of coffee and chocolate. Somewhat dry and hoppy finish.
Gr0ve (2082) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black, and with a beautiful ruby red hue. Throws a tall light brown head that clings to the glass. Roasted barley aroma with a dry dose of dark chocolate coffee. Smells like a stout. Flavour is also very dry and very roasted. This is a stout to me - and surely not a schwarzbier as there is way too much roastedness. Dryish bittering hops, and little, if no, aroma hops. Dry roasted finish.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Reading 2006 (Sunday) - thanks Duff. Dark, almost black with ruby hues when held to light. The mosty malty aroma is masked by lots of carbon dioxide coming off it. To taste this is sweet caramel and malt with restrained fruit character. A beer that is extremely easy to drink.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice dark lager, with lots of koffee bitternes and sweety dark chocolate. A good dark lager, I like it!
TheJestersBeer (1883) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep mahogany brown, beige head.
Malty, toasted taste, chocolate, ash, licorice, hops, caramel.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, carael, hops, earth, chocolate. Quite nice.
finol (1878) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Pours black with a beige head, very porter like.
Actualy there are some porterlike qualities to the taste as well, rosted malts and some acidity.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden. Rudy brown colored beer with a small creamy head that doesn’t last well. Nothing to speak of in the dull nose. Faint smells. Flavor is not flawed, but again very dull and doesn’t provide much to describe. Little mouthfeel. A barely drinkable beer.
AndySnow (1826) - 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.
thomat (1800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice dark lager. Color is dark redish brown with a thick beige foam. A smooth brew with chocolate notes and a good bitter aftertaste.