nachan (17) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cereal, red, black, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, average carbonation, bitter,
tcane7 (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Frankford Hall. Pours a deep brown, near black, with some off white head and lace. Notes of roasted malts, some sweet fruity notes. Average mouthfeel and carbonation. Pretty good for a schwarzbier.
KeefOz (471) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, Zum Anker Rudesheim, Germany. Poured a nearly opaque black with a red tint with a thin beige coloured bubble head that retained OK and laced OK. Aroma subtly of roasted grain. Taste of very sweet malt followed by slight roasted grain as well as molasses. Light to medium body, lighter than expected for a dark beer. Fairly smooth sweet finish. Quite nice.
trapped (332) - TURKEY - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought. Dark brown with small spongy beige head, no specific aroma, you can taste coffee beans in the background, average carbonation, abrupt finish. Not bad but not special either.
Majek (80) - Ząbki, POLAND - APR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Very dark with medium head. Aroma is medium intensive with some dark malts. Taste is nothing special, some dark malts and coffee notes. Texture is rather watery. Finish is medium. Average beer, I?ve expected much more.
Abrakarl (96) - SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bier shop in Berlin. Very little, if any aroma. This also has some stout qualities. Though not as strong as The bock bier. A bit weak in taste.
Wanja (322) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap (0.5 l) at Paprika, Marburg... Very dark color, good stabile head... Nice malty aroma, mild Schwarzbier taste... Interesting...
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured body with a two centimetre tall light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth and a good bitterness, almost seeming from peat. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with some light sugars, a bit of earth, a hint of spices (nutmeg/cinnamon) and a finish of cream. Aftertaste shows a great balance of flavours with the roasted malt dominating of course, hidden well by the caramelised sugars and a nice spicey feel. Overall, a nice beer that I can’t believe I hadn’t rated yet - but a beer well worth trying - relatively easy to drink, but with a nice complexity and good flavours. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Old Europe restaurant in Washington, DC for US$6.00 today on 23-March-2013.
gvigorita (2) - ITALY - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schiuma marrone con bolle finissime, poco persistente. In bocca scivola molto, si sente il tostato appena messa in bocca ma dopo sparisce e lascia poco in bocca. Corpo quasi assente.
sloshgator (170) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Köstritzer Schwarzbier is a smooth drinking black beer style that will surprise most dark beer phobes. Schwarzbier pours a very dark black with a fine tan head. Faint aroma of chocolate. Taste is subtle chocolate and coffee flavors with a clean finish. Perfect for drinking with red meat or your favorite German meal. Köstritzer Schwarzbier is one to be enjoyed often.