rondphoto (980) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear very dark ruby amber with an off-white head that leaves 1/2" for the entire drink, thick swirls of lace. The taste is mild toasted malt with slight additions of dark fruit and toast, countered by light bittering at the finish. A decent drink for an all-nighter, but not enough flavor to put it with the good stuff.
Martin243 (476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle served cool at home. Poured into an outsize tulip. Dark red-brown body with a loose light tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark chocolate, brown bread and hazelnut flavours. Soft carbonation thin body- a bit watery if truth be told.Nice flavours let down by the texture and mouthfeel.
Tide (711) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, chocolate, nuts and bread. Bitter finish with chocolate and nuts. Very nice brew.
mirogster (5) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Tmave is not a Schwarzbier! It’s a different beer style!! Ok, inner style nazi - shut up!
Bottle @ home.
In aroma and taste, there’re slight roasted malt sensations, rather nothing much more. Very nice, ruby on a "dark side" appearance. But with quick dissappearing head. Mouthfeel quite modest, light body, almost watery, but it’s probably effect of a corpobrewery policy.
Yeah, it’s quite decent session beer, but nothing exceptional.
agent_persik (106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown almost black color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts with subtle hint of smoke. Taste is quite dry with lightly bitter finish. Watery body and soft carbonation. Overall OK, but nothing special.
tla (25) - - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice color and foam but the taste isn't really what I'm looking for. To sweet and a light sour note in the end.
Patrickctenchi (1677) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Labeled 4.4%
Pours very deep brown/ruby with a whipped tan head.
Aroma is caramel malt, slight roast.
Taste is caramel with a light hop bitter..slightly creamy...chocolate.
Very, very light...tasty, just rather weak.
KeefOz (471) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can. Poured a dark black with a red tint and athin bubble head that didn’t lace. No obvious carbonation. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste of sweet malt with roasted grain and a trace of hops - good mix and balance of flavours. Light body, bordering on watery. Short roasted grain finish. Overall very nice.
stevoj (918) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice smoky and mildly bitter schwarzbier. Had on tap in Frankfurt. Color is black with thin beige head. Aroma is smoke and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and wood. Very enjoyable.
omega (489) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark with little head or carbonation. Soft on the palate but little comes through to make this memorable. Aftertaste is a little on the plasticy side that left me knocking this beer down a few pegs.