pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The best thing about this beer was the color. Very dark brown to nearly black with a thin white head that actually lasted to the end. No lacing to speak of in my mug. Not much aroma and a metallic taste along with a thin mouthfeel make this a below average beer.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I don’t know why I bought this. I saw it and it looked good, with it’s shiny gold foil (shiny!) and black and red logo. I thought I had a chance at something awesome that I’d normally pass up at the store, and I like schwarzbier. I don’t exactly love it, I kind of love the idea of schwarzbier more than I actually like the schwarzbier I’ve tried, but still I thought this had a shot at being something good, or at the very least, something different, which I’m craving these days. Ok, so the nose is all acetone smothered stale grains with a light dab of smoke thrown in for kicks, and it tastes stale, old, and putrid, and for some reason I’m thinking about what it’s like to lick a concrete block. I’ve never licked a concrete block, but this beer is how I would describe the taste of a concrete block. The finish throws in a bit of burnt brocolli and some stale celery, just, you know, in case you were really craving a plate of old, soggy vegetables.
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
roastiness, dark fruits, some liquorice, cocoa...unfortunately all watered down. shame.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle: poursa dark brown with a very bubbly tan head. aroma is slightly roasty, small chocolate, some very sweet malt. flaovur is a light roast asn off sweet malt and very small hints of chocolate. an odd underliying watery bitter throughout.
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drink this on tap at Zlata Praha in Queens with a giant plate of pork goulash, sourkraut and dumplings. Seriously. Smooth, malty Schwarzbier, but a little too watery and light-bodied for this genre in my opinion.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in clear stein: Deep mahogany hue with a small but lasting creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has a beautiful fruity estery nose of plum and red grape along with charred and toasty malts, some chocolate, road tar and oxidized herbal hops. The taste is straight forward with a smoky and caramel malt entrance supported off stage by some mild Czech hops. A interesting play of mineral water and a hint of tannic wood. I also found some anise and plum flavor dancing about. The mouth feel is sprite but abit watery and chalky. All in all this is a high quality Schwarzbier that does not get the respect it should. A good CHEAPDARK SESSION BIER, know that.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Prague. Dark brown with thick, frothy, beige head. Flavor and aroma is sweet and malty. Caramel flavor, but mouth feel is watery. First beer I drank in the Czech Republic at a wonderful restaurant in Prague (didn’t note the name...), so that gives it a little sentimental value. A decent beer.
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Dark brown beer. Aroma is sweet and malty. Caramel flavor, but watery. Aftertaste isnt long. Not so exciting
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper, smallish tan head. Lightly toasted brown bread and a touch of caramel. Light bodied, very gentle toast. Very drinkable, though not very noteworthy.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black/brown with a light brown and creamy head. The first time I tasted it I liked it, but didn’t really pay enough attention to it. the second time I fell a bit in love with it... It’s easy to drink, has a low ABV and a good body. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and so does the flavour, where I also find notes of caramel, licorice and a nice bitterness. Whenever I go to Germany, I buy this one, but it’s also relatively cheap here in Denmark from time to time...