rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a small and not persistent beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Lactose aftertaste. Body is low, carbonation is medium
WVBrU (61) - - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with a great tan head that lasted for the whole experience and created great lacing. Malty and roasty. Full bodied with a thick/creamy texture.
stevoj (3770) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a nice fluffy foamy head into German lager glass. Head remained, leaving ample lacing on the glass. A deep, dark coffee brown, almost no light gets throughthis one. A hearty malty smell followed by some nice roast grain flavor, with no bite or bitterness on the tongue. Zehr lecker!
Grzesiek79 (3884) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dark chocolate and littly nuts,. Apperance: Colour brown redish, foam is tan. Taste little sweet and medium bitter. Palete: Full body, texture creamy and verry long finish
gunnar (7652) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Frankische Botschaft, Berlin. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is weak roasted, lots of liquorice and dark caramel. Taste is good roasted malts, heavy without overdoing it, smooth and creamy mouthfeel.Lingering malty/roasty goodness, liquorice and caramel, pretty good schwarz.
suprchunk (2936) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black, can still somewhat see through it. At least you can see hints of light. Decent sized tannish head. Little lacing as it slowly drops. Roasted malt and coffee. Hints of chocolate. Flavor is a smooth roasted character. Nice.
culchiem (3439) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel. Flavour is toast and some liquorice with a burnt finish.
TAR (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Klosterbrau Bamberg: Eclipsed chestnut. Creamy and persistent light-beige head. Intriguing, potently earthy nose of rustic dark malts, cheese curd, shoe polish, yogurty yeast, rum, leather and black plum. Firm carbonation. Deeply earthy and mineralic with a stiff punch of coffee grounds and a metallic twinge of roast, yet ever so delicate with a gradual development of malty depth and palate-caressing softness. Predominantly dry malt features a tasty light nuttiness and treacle toffee. Chocolate cake lusciousness beautifully adorns the staunch foundation of appetizing minerals. Ends with a mineral and dry chocolate blend with shades of cocoa swirled with lingering rustic, yogurty yeastiness. A rare example where rustic idiosyncrasies are so adeptly juggled with a thoroughly fulfilling malty fullness. An intriguing, highly characterful Schwarzbier.
BREWMUSKCLES (2536) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft late last spring at Hallo Berlin 10th ave Manhattan NYC. A toasted malt taste perhaps a little burnt hay kernels with a touch of licorice. moderate somewhat slick body with a nice fresh malt taste. a tingly bitter taste and sensation at the finish. a bit of sweetness for balance. good for the autumn and great with the good German plates served there.
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Very roasty aroma and drinks almost with a bit of charcoal, which sounds worse than it is. If you’re in the mood for a toasty one, this is smooth and quite drinkable. (#4386, 12/2/2011)