LED40 (56) - - FEB 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Malty smell, dark appearance with an off white head. The taste is very strange; mostly malty, very grainy and bready. Not that complex a beer either with a thin mouthfeel and little aftertaste but noticeably dry with low hop presence. Not very good but drinkable.
UXO (145) - CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep cola brown with two fingers of fluffy tan head, decent retention and well-defined moderate lacing. Nose is dark roasted malts, caramel and molasses, slightly smoky. Taste is light malt, hint of smoke, mild bitter finish. Mouth feel is watery, light body and moderate carbonation.
So... it’s a... slightly smokey... dark... lager... with a little bitter on the finish? It’s OK, I guess - better than an adjunct lager - but it’s not something I’d go looking for again.
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5L bottle, BB 28.01.15. Pours black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is intense malt, dark bread and roast. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is dark bread and roast bitter. Body is rather watery. Overall: nice dark lager.
MisoW (1105) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of plum jam, oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is oatmeal, roasted malt, plums, medium sweet.
AgentAle (605) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very roasty malts, caramel and molasses. Taste is similar, pretty rich with a slight bitterness on finish. Appearance is a copper/amber body with a creamy white head that retains fairly well.
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (BB Dec 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, cocoa powder). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very light and simple.
DdotRoq (5) - - JUN 23, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark looking stout, malt taste is medium, slight but barely noticeable stout taste.
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Erzengel (2398) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the archive, bottle bought in Luxembourg. Malziger, leicht röstiger Geruch. Das Bier beginnt malzig-trocken, etwas wässrig. Die malzige Note wird im Hauptteil deutlicher, dabei frisch-süffig (besonders durch den dünnen Körper), kaum süß, aber angenehm schwarzbierig-röstig. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, recht sehr wässrig, aber trotzdem nicht zu aromen-arm.
Insgesamt nicht schlecht! 10/12/9/10
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Coca-cola colored pour without much fizz. Aroma of caramel and cocoa powder. Taste includes dusty malts, caramel, molasses, light nut and vanilla notes. Mild earthy notes in the finish. Body is about what I expected. Tasting notes from early 2012.
jjsint (663) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco. Consumed at home. Very dark brown. Decent carb and a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate malt, seawater. Taste is more of a let-down: sweet and salty with an artificial taste, almost like corn syrup. Weak, watery mouthfeel. Salty aftertaste. Odd but passable,
Cousin_Larry (296) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Label Didnt clearly indicate this was a schwartzbier - thought it was going to be a stout. Good for its genre but not what I was hoping for.