Mejs (75) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark, with nice big head. Aroma is roasty. Beer is dry, with soft bitterness from roasted malts. A good beer, worth buying in substitution for any eurolager, because it is quite easy to buy in normal grocery shops, but it is nothing special to be honest
Idiosynkrasie (3120) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, quasi black colour with average to huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally grainy, roasty dark malty aroma, a cautious touch of malt lozenge. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, minimally grainy, subtle sweetness, a touch of rock sugar, malt lozenge. This has been my "custom beer" for some years and has additionally the merit of first making me familiar with the Schwarzbier-style as a typical east-German style short after Germany’s reunification. Desisting from the fact that it is full of memories, I think it’s still a nice beer - especially if bearing in mind, that it is a brand of the big industrial brewers.
Derbeth (182) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The beer is delicate and smooth, maybe even too delicate. Aroma of roasted malt. Light bitterness. Ok, but not very special.
innate13 (4) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best of the German Black Beers (Schwarzbier). I drank it frequently when I lived in Thuringia in 2003. Aroma is not so noticeable, but that is the point of this beer. Appearance is nearly black, in a large mug one can tell it isn’t totally black, but in a stange or tulip glass, it appears black. Taste is malty with a slight hop bitterness. The palate is mostly clean, no noticeable cloying. This is a great lager best served around 40 degrees F (4 degrees C), it tastes decent at room temperature as well, but loses most of its character if served ice cold..
CanCrusher (496) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,50L. Dark brown colour with small, light brown head that dissippate fast. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate - kinda malty aroma. Taste starts light sweet with lively carbonation mouthfeel and finished light bitter. Light to medium body, watery beer. Very average...
hockey9930 (65) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 500ml can. Opaque black with a thin but lasting head. Weak aroma of honey. Taste of honey and roasted malts with a bitter finish. Fizzy and medium bodied.
Supertrev (27) - CHINA - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black. Well formed nice brown head. Little aroma. Bitterness is ok in what would be otherwise a fairly average larger.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LarryBeast (445) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Dark and roasty-toasty with a little coffee, a little licorice. Malt-heavy and mildly sweet. Rounded and good.
scoth (464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown almost black in the glass, with a thin diminishing tan head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toast, earth and grass. Light body, smooth. Mildly sweet, mildly bitter with a light crisp somewhat mineral finish. Very drinkable.
Iznogud (286) - CROATIA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml in Aufsturz, Berlin. Pours black with lasting head. Sweet malty aroma. Roasted malts flavor.