beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. At first glance, this beer pours a dark brown with a moderate off-white head. When the glass is held up to sunlight, a beautiful, clear ruby red glows from within the glass. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt. The flavor is all about the malt. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but as the beer warmed a bit and the flavor grew, it hit me...Ovaltine. The malt character of this beer very much reminded me of Ovaltine. Smooth finish with a virtual absence of bitterness. Interesting brew and worth having a glass from time to time
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Very dark and nice look to it. Good roasted taste and enough carbonation. Begs for a sip after sip until it’s gone. Really good, recommended to anyone who likes this style of beer.
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with big tan head. Coffee in the aroma and clean, bitter roast malts on the tongue. Good dark beer.
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is a dark brown and just as the dense head (about one finger high) finishes forming I’m hit with a roasted malt aroma that has a touch of a chocolate feel to it. A couple of seconds later the aroma seems lighter, maybe a caramel air with a touch of a sour promise in the background... possibly a touch of peat or smoke, too. Flavor picks up on these peat/smoke notes nicely and they mingle nicely in the background while a slighly toasted malt takes the main stage. It isn’t a burnt flavor to the malt, but it is dark and toasty. Anyhow, there is nothing earthshattering about this beer, but I would definitely have a second. It is really well balanced.
Borup (12049) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour wtih a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, raosted coffee and malt.
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours beutifully, nice head at the pour, laces pretty well...taste has a pleasing ALMOST smoke bitterness...Pleasing but it was like it was missing something, but i’m really not used to black lagers and more used to stouts and things, a nice simple brew though!
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, malts and brewmash.
Flavour of malts and caramel with roasted notes and notes of coffee.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 One of my favorits to danish mealtimes. Nice lightsmoky and malty aroma with dry additional in the flavor. Deep and ingrediently. Aftertaste is roasty and round.
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drak brown colour with a brown head than lasts moderately. Great aroma of sweet roasted malt and yeast. Intense flavor of sweet roasted malt, coffee and some notes of chocolate, smoke and caramel. Medium body. Thin palate and some yeasty and malty aftertaste. Great example of a scharzbier.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at On the Waterfront Cafe, Venice, Calif. Very black, Guinness-like. It’s malty with hints of berries but almost devoid of taste. Okay.