pivnizub (8535) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Almost black, big fluffy brownish head; different malts in the aroma. caramel, roasted, smoked, only very shy notes of floral hoppiness; "thick" taste: coffee, chocolate, malts, quite complex; bitter-sweet aftertaste; very smooth and mellow and not too sweet; a very good one !
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black color, little beige head. Sweet, caramel, chocolate and mildly spicy aroma. Medium bodied. Roasted flavor with coffee tones, somehow watery. Aftertaste is long with mildly roasted, dry and some alcohol tones.
AndersR (195) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black brown with small tan head. Smokey roasted grain aroma with hints of coffee. Flavor gives more roasted notes and coffee too, but in a pleasent balanced way. A very dry finish. A very descent schwarz.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black-brown beer with a huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Somewhat harsh. Flavor of coffee grinds, blackened roasted malt, burnt popcorn. Finish is surprisingly clean.
schuim (36) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very fine dark beer. The aroma and flavor have some coffee and chocolate notes in it. Almost a smoke flavour but I think it is only dark malt.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 Rated at Klosterbrau Nov 2011. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, bitter chocolate), with notes of molasses, minerals, milk, black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Odd collection of aromas, but ultimately enjoyable. Decent balance.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 108. This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained unnoted carbonation, was nearly opaque and dark ruby red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of strong dark malt molasses roasted malts and was very nice. Its mouth feel is smooth and malty with a lingering smoky aftertaste. Its flavor contained smooth malty smoky notes and was tasty. All-in-all very nice brew.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, at the brewery. Deep brown, almost black, good lasting pale coffee coloured head and gentle condition. Pleasant mix of caramel, roast barley and creamy coffee in the nose, which becomes more pronounced in the mouth although the sweetness is balanced out by the dry roastiness. Dry chalky finish with some coffee roastiness and a hint of chocolate powder right at the end.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark coloured, brown head. Typical schwarzbier aroma and flavour, malty, some sweetness. Little bit dry in finish.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black. Roasted malt aroma. A very classic Schwarzbier. Slightly thin finish.