thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with a rocky offwhite head. Roasted malts aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Flavours are good roasted malts with caramel sweetness in the background. Bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Medium body. A very good schwarzbier.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery, very dark with a very large slightly beige pillowy head. A complex aroma, roasted malt with rich chocolate. Strong roasted flavours with those chocolate notes, smooth and not too dry at first, but a good long dry finish. Delicious.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Øl fået på arbejdet.
Alt for brændt smag - men har lakrids duft.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Klosterbrau, Bamberg. Dark red. Some malty nutty caramel. Light earthy bitter flavours towards the end. Not bad but seems a bit thin. But as with a UK mild makes an oddly suitable thirst quencher in summer weather, if a bit strong for knocking back.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark colour with a roasted aroma with caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit watery with lots of toffee and mild bitterness.
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Klosterbrau, Bamberg. Very dark black with a light brown large head.
Slightly sweet and aromatic aroma of dark, toasted malt with liquorice and milk chocolate, also a delicate hoppy background. Light roasted malty, light chocolate, dark fruits taste.
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Almost totally black colour. Big, stable light brown head. Malty aroma with a hint of sweet liquorice. Very roasted flavour with a little malt bitterness making it almost Irish stoutish. Hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is not as thin as most Schwarzbiers. Mild, but prickly carbonation. Not a typical Schwarzbier, but better.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A black coloured beer with a decent but short-lived off white head. The aroma has some sour milk, a little coffee and a touch of cocoa powder. The taste is tainted by sour milk also. A lightly roasted malt background saves it from being nasty, together with some dusty chocolate. Maybe a little infected?
MoritzF (9286) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle, 5,2 % ABV) Clear, dark reddish brown colour with a big and slowly lacing off-white foam. Slightly sweet and aromatic oroma of dark, toasted malt with liquorice and milk chocolate, also a delicate hoppy background. Light-sweet flavour, slightly roasted malty taste with chocolate and caramel; very smooth carbonation, creamy mouthfeelwith a light to medium body; dry and bittersweet finish with liquorice. Well-rounded and almost complex.
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewey tap Frothy, very lightly brown head which disappears fastly. Fair lace. Clear, black body. Aroma of mild cofee, roasted malts, spices, ... Not a very intense flavour, but it has a very subtle spiciness in it’s roasted malts, which gives this beer a very pleasant and complex flavour. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter in the beginning, lightly bitter in the end. Lightly bodied. Lively carbonation.