Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one seemed a bit skunked. Not a whole lot of anything going on here. Quite drab and boring. I also remain skeptical that this is even a schwarzbier as I get some certain esters and fruity character. No doubt a flaw. In addition, the unique roasted malt character indicative of the style remains docile and submissive. Odd sweetness to it as well. "Heaven"??? More like purgatory.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from TBone, thanks!. Deep dark brown color. Mango, caramel and ginger in the aroma. Caramelly sweet flavor with mango, hints of ginger and carrot. Hint of salt in the aftertaste. Tasty dark lager.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on bottle)Clear, very dark brown with a beige head. very sweet, almost cloying molassses and canesugared sent. watery and burnt taste with a coffeeish finish. The best part of this beer seems to be the very long finish, with notes of rom and raisins
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) "Hell" was a pale beer so this "Heaven" s’gotta be black? Somehow I would’ve expected things the other way around. Anyways, this really is pitch black with a small light brown head. Dry and bitter with a lovely hoppy aroma and an almost absent sweetness. A bit too ashy for my liking. 260405
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Bottle... Very dark, burnt orange lager with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Understated aroma with afterthoughts of chocolate and smoke. Hearty, but nondescript flavor for the most part... other than some light roastiness. Leans a touch on the bitter side of balance. Medium-bodied with a whole milk mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, medium bitter finish. Thanks go out to marsiblursi for providing the bottle!
thedm (4920) - 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.
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bitter and very roasted, somewhat unbalanced. I prefer Hell!
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smokey malty and rubbery aroma. Nothing special. Some tea-leaves in flavour and finish. Not very nice.
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.