BlackHaddock (4124) - 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).
MiP (13788) - 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.
rickgordon (3845) - 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.
culchiem (2619) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a cafe in Berlin. Jet black with a large cream head. Aroma of toasted malt. Flavour is roast, mild sweet with a creamy light coffee palate
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap in dresden... expected more from this based on appearance but i guess that was a bad estimate
Marko (4053) - 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!
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
08/03 Draught at Zum Dampfschiffe, Köpenick. It poured dark brownish body with small head. Strong coffee malt aroma. Fine malty schwarzbier flavor, coffee, chocolate, some caramel and even yogurt. Bitterish mostly, but sweetness and sourness make it up, too. Medium bodied with nice long fine coffee finish. Has one of the best coffee malts I’ve ever encountered in a schwarzbier, but anyway its very tasty and full especially for the style. Yup, Doggythedog made a great find on those two!
Quack-Duck (8065) - 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.
EithCubes (5088) - 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.
larsniclas (5730) - 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.