yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Smooth roasted malt flavour with a nice liqourice note. Liqourice hops and dry roasted malt finish. Mild bitterness coming through.
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A black beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma is very malty combined with notes of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a light acidic edge from the roasted malt, since it is rather roated, and has a dry, bitter, and roasted finish. 28 IBU’s. MIne was stated at 4.4% ABV.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Slight licorice, plenty of roast, and some slightly acidic coffee notes. A bit of herbal hops and some sweet toasted bread underneath. Flavor is mildly bitter and acidic. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee, and licorice. Bitter dark chocolate, sweet toasted malt, and some pine and herbal hop notes.
jcwattsrugger (11278) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours mahogany with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty-dark malt. Earthy hops.
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown, smooth brown head.
nutty aroma, roasted malts, dry, brown aleish.
flavor is roasted malts, slightly floral note (hops?) roasted, at times charred charchoal like malty bitterness. Decent scwarzbier, close to how they taste in Germany. Also quite clean.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Black’s Beach Extra Dark
clear dark red, frothy beige head, lots of lace, light sweet chocolate malt aroma with fresh citrus hops, sweet chocolate and carmel flavor with a good amount of citrus hops, lots of flavor
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at La Jolla. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is malty, buttery, toffee and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit with lots of toffee, some butter and chocolate and light coffee notes. Good stuff.
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and nuts. Medium body with a sweet malty character along with notes of caramel and nuts, plus a bit of hops. The finish is sweet caramel and malt and lingers a bit. Above average overall.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Carlsbad location on 11/30/06: Pours a mostly opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Toasty grainy malty aroma has some light fruit notes and a lager yeast profile. Body starts effervescent and lightly sweet with some dark caramel and a touch of raisins toward a bready dark German malty finish. Pretty true to style.
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A roasty chocolate malt aroma. Definite sweetenss comes through in the nose. The beer is black with a tan head. It looks a little muddy and crude as well. Flavor is intensely roasty, nutty, and chocolatey. It finishes pretty crisp with a lingering coffee flavor.