MiP (13478) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught as Jarosova/Jarosover Dunkel. Mild malty aroma, slightly buttery, but pleasant. Clear dark brown colour. Nice stable creamy tan head. The flavour is slightly sweet, nicely malty. Mild carbonation. Good.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a big off-white head. Aroma of caramel with mild roasted notes. Dry malty flavour with toffee, caramel and toast character. A bit thin and metallic.
pivnizub (8724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (anywhere in the Saxonian Switzerland): Literally black, smaller, lacy off-white head; relatively dry caramelly and coffeeish nose; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, distinctively light bodied; coffeeish and roast-malty dry finish. Drinkable, no too great......
Quack-Duck (7728) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught at Dresden Frühjahrsmarkt 2013. Clear deep brown colour, beige head. Aroma of roasetd malts and caramel. Chocolatey, hints of caramel, roasetd malts, dark dried fruit. Smooth and very pleasant.
Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee aroma. Heavily carbonated coffee caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Short sweet aftertaste.
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draught in Friedrichshain, Berlin]
Dark brown. Creamy head. Notes of fruits and toffee.
Sweet, smooth and soft.
EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Leipziger Bierbörse. Dark ruby, lacing, creamy, rich, frothy eggshell head. Aroma has some sour notes, vague bg fruit. Taste has chocolate and strong red berry, hops, with a dry toffeeish finish, creamy, medium-light body. Very smooth. Overall, not bad.
Marko (3878) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Zum Dampfshiff in Köpenick
Poured a quite dark red-brown, thick fluffy tan head. Sweetish, slightly coffeeish nose. Yoghurty, distinctly milk caramel-like. Light hop bitterness near the end. This is actually a quite good Czech dunkel, which, combined with the fact that noone’s rated it in 2 and a half years, makes this an even better catch!
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[On draught in Friedrichshein, Berlin]
Dark brown colour, rich creamy head. Big caramelly aroma, with notes of fruits and coffee as well as toffee. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with that perfect balance of caramel and coffe, the latter is very pronounced in the finish, as well as a touch of toastiness.
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught into a lovely tall vase shaped glass in the ‘DAB Bar’ on the same street as a Berlin Brewpub that is always closed when I try to get in.
The beer looked a picture, dark brown, very dark in fact: a tan coloured creamy foam head sat on top throughout the tasting.
Malty, chocolaty and roasted caramel molasses made up the smells.
Those aroma giving malts also dominated the taste, with hints of coffee and toffee flavours now coming through along with the chocolate and caramel notes mentioned in the smells.
Medium body for a schwarzbier, some I’ve found to be rather thin: this was one of the better ones for body depth and strength.
It looked, good, it had a good smell and it tasted good too: one of the best schwarzbiers I’ve come across (this being my 15th review in that style).