Braudog (6219) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle: Dark reddish brown with a solid fortress of foam defending the liquid. The aroma is almost smoky, but while there’s a little bit of smoke in the quaff, the flavor is more predominately sweet roasty malt ... and the relatively thin body doesn’t hold up to the promise. (#3033, 7/17/2007)
gunnfryd (13916) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, malt. flavour is roasted, swee, caramel, prunes. A little bit too sweet.
MarkoR (884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted today in Prague. Not bad, but I was expecting better. More dark brown than black in colour. A little too light maybe.
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Woot! My 10th Schwarzbier. Dark brownish color, with a sizable tan head. Lightly sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate up front. Some mild coffee flavors. Finish is coffee. Somewhat thin. Drinkable.
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with small tan head.Light roasty nose. Somewhat thin lightly toasted malt profile
modalnails (43) - boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
a lovely dark beer full of flavor and sweetness. drank this over a nice meal every night in the czech repub and it went well every time. would highly recommend drinking it with a nice meal or at a party or anywhere.
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep brown with a long-lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted grain with a touch of toffee. Flavour was less pronounced but there was coffee and dried fruit with a dry finish. Very smooth to drink, this was enjoyable.
WeeHeavySD (3367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer 78 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/16/06 at a Norwegian restaurant in Prague. Watery and not so great.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 liter bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass.
Brewed 11/06, absorbed 06/07
Poured a clear ruddy brown with a large frothy mostly lasting beige head with good lacing.
Smelt of moderate toasted light bread and caramel, with a light metallic/mineral smell.
Flavor was upfront light moderately bitter and toasted rye bread followed by a moderate bittersweet caramel and sugary green hops on a moderate finish.
Palate was upfront light bodied, slightly oily, lively carbonated and lightly astringent and metallic.
Overall, this is somewhat disappointing for a Schwarzbier, but enjoyable nonetheless. I really was expecting a little bit more though. Tastes like metal too.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden: Deep brown color with some amber highlights in the light and a creamy tan head. A mild, roasty malt nose with a hint of iron. Nice creamy mouth feel. Somewhat mild yet has a decent roasted malt character that gives off a hint of raisin-like sweetness with a balancing hint of coffeeish roast. Finish is mildly bitter with a metallic hint. Bland, but balanced and sessionable.