ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into the PROPER glass (ie. a Kostritzer pilsner glass).
A: Pours a dark ruby red color. The head is a two finger mocha shade that fades rather quickly, befitting a lager. A decent amount of lacing is left on the glass.
S: I notice some roasted nuts, chocolate, roasted barley, lager yeast, and coffee. It does a good job of
T: Drier than the aroma suggested. The initial flavor is mainly roasted barley and coffee. Some lager fruitiness enters the palate in the middle, and the finish is more roasted barley, imparting a very dry feel devoid of significant sweetness. Not complex or exciting, but pleasant.
M: Most pilsners wish they had this level of crisp dryness. Nothing really stays on the palate flavor-wise; I could see the argument for this being ’watery’ in terms of feel. Also thin, airy, and well carbonated.
O: While it is a bit meh flavor-wise, the drinkability factor is superb, as it should be in a good lager. I won’t rush out to the store to buy more, but this really does hit the spot for me.
libertine (267) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a two finger tan head. Lots of soapy lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty with hints of dried dark fruits. flavor is nutty, toffee and light smoke. Body is light/medium. medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. aftertaste is slightly bitter. Pretty good.
klm1 (341) - - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel. Similar are flavours, with coffee notes. Low bitterness and carbonation. Surprisingly ok.
OsuStu (95) - - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black draft with an amber hue. Tan head. Coffee and raisin aroma. Coffee, nuts, and dried fruit.
EAGLE82 (152) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good overall Schwarzbier for a industrial brew. Great color and taste. However a bit industrial aroma.
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear black beer with a good white head. Taste likes nuts, coffee, dried fruits. Good nutty afthertaste.
ZeroDome (44) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with little red in color, good brownish head, long lasting. Roasty aroma. Light-medium body. Tastes roasy with coffee and caramel, a bit creamy, carbonation is good.
Dervock (532) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Nuts, toast and raw wort on the nose. Mix of dry bitter malt with some sweet hints. Medium palate.
wozap (227) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jezeli lager to najlepiej schwarzbier. Wyglad poprawny, aromat przyjemny karmel, nuty opiekane, palone. W smaku lekko ziemiste, wytrawne na finiszu.
kwik-lime (1452) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Marketplace bar near Oxford Circus. Nice dark pour with a good tan-coloured head, hints of fruit and coffee bitterness and a nice dry hop character. Enjoyable beer.
BBHansen (282) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Hugos. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with ok soapy white head and good lacing. aroma/taste: gratin, caramel, bread, nuts, coffee
and some floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration, dry finish and an oily texture. Overall: nice roasted Schwarz without the excessive sweetness that sometimes are present