Erzengel (1707) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to MisoW for the bottle. Shared with ThirstyBird. Neutral to malty nose. The beer starts quite dry, malty, a bit roasted. The body is full, chocolate, Espresso. Very nice. Slightly bitter. The aftertaste is long, not too thick, very nice roasted flavours, a bit bitter and nicely dry in the end.
--> Great beer!
Palme (2912) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from trade with Misow. Yeah, looks quite nice this, really deep deep dark, almost black in the glass and it has a medium sized fading grey beige head that’s leaving some nice lacings. The nose is at first quite wort-burnt infused, a bit like a German kraft maltz but after a while it opens more up with subtle nuances of cold coffee, thin chocolate, dark malts and a little bit of something slightly spicy. Hard to identify, but it smells quite nice. A really nice flavor on this! It’s light burned around the edges, no, a more than a little - quite burned without being to much. Almost like the burned charred part in a good barbecued beef. It’s not a heavy weight er on the mouthfeel but that would not suit this beer either and the carbo level is nice gentle and prickling. A little bit of cold coffee and even hints of chocolate paper. Did not expect all that to be honest, but this was actually quite good. Would not mind drinking this again! 10.09.2013
Geiserich (3072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanx to Cuso! Aroma of malts, roasted malt, dark cholocate and a hint of coffee. Very dark brown color and a brownish, creamy head. Flavor is malty, roasty with toffee and dark chocolate notes. Also some black coffee notes. Roasty, light bitter and dry finish. Good one but more a Schwarzbier then a Dunkel in my opinion.
Douberd (1550) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Many thanks to MisoW! Poured into a lager glass, ABV 5.5%
Pours a very dark brown, almost black beer, with something more than two fingers of light beige head. Foam is creamy and thick, with very good retention and after it finally collapses to one third of its size, it leaves medium thick lacing on the glass.
Aroma of roasted malts but mainly chocolate, lots and lots of it, sweet and milky.
Taste begins with lots of coffee and a light bitterness, continues with milky sweet chocolate and returns back to coffee, which lingers for quite long on the aftertaste too, together with its bitterness. Very nice!
Medium thin body, low carbonation, maybe too low actually, it could use a bit more.
Overall a really nice beer, maybe it’s because I haven’t had a black lager in a while, but whichever the case I enjoyed this very much.
McTapps (2767) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Cuso - thank you my friend! Pours out in a unclear dark brown colour with low head and medium body. Nose of malt and leaves. Taste of light leather, light malt, mild bittersweet chocolate, woods and light roast. Easy to drink, nice and solid Dunkles.
MichaelAwesome (2762) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to imrich for that experience. Lots of roasted malt and nuts combined with a bit of sweetish malt and some dark coffee. Classy dark piwo which is quite quaffable and easy to dtimk.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle, from a trade with Cuso. A finger of short-lived beige dense head, atop a translucent, dark ruby brown body. Smell of pumpernickel and dark peppery, gently roasted malts. Slick mouthfeel, medium full. Clean and balanced malt flavor. Much of the same as the aroma, Faint coffee and dark fruits in addition. Clean, delicate sweet malt finish. Very likable.
mmahut (528) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body with ruby corners with almost no foam. Aroma has caramel notes, sweet. Taste has caramel notes, dark chocolate with hints of coffee. Bitterness is low, but balanced. Body is full, high carbonation.
bartlebier (1090) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, courtesy of Cuso. - More of a watery porter with a great roasted malt quality and some hop character, better than any Schwarzes but still not a likely favourite stylewise.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, light bread, nuts, grass and pine. Flavour is roasted caramel, light malt acidic, nuts and grass.