Alengrin (1025) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Czech cerne with beige, regular, more or less stable head and blackish dark brown colour with ruby hue, clear. Caramelly aroma, bit grainy, bit peated, bit meaty, bit flowery. Caramel malts in the mouth, light (and seemingly artificial) sweetishness, light smokiness, chicory-like roasted bitterness, thin mouthfeel, dry with flowery hops in the end. Interesting example of the style.
borispgrozny (1) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent schwarzbier, light on body but an excellent nose, easy to drink and pairs well with goulash and dumplings. Notes of caramel and dark fruits, bready thin aftertaste that is please tell but not overpowering. Almost no bitterness.
veceo (418) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown color with reddish hue and brownish thin head. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Watery texture. Light sweet taste. Disappointingly average.
RABinCO (1206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a glass. Deep brown/black pour with a light tan/cream head. Aroma is light roast and caramel. Taste is roast, chocolate, light creamy coffee, caramel, sugar. Could use a little more bitterness. But a pretty great example of the style. Easy drinking for sure.
lobs_ols (56) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a strong beige head. Roasted malt on the nose. Lovely balanced taste, with a roasted malt finish. Perhaps the most drinkable dark beer I’ve come across.
HammerTroll (410) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark bodied with amber hue, minimal off-white head. Thin body, soft carbonation, watery. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, hints of coffee.
(InterSpar Ljubljana 0,5l can)
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at deda. Black opaque with white head. Slightly roasty and some caramel aroma. Sweetish and a little worty followed by bitterness. Full body, slightly toasted aftertaste.
BeerBoom (106) - POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Nice, white but unstable head. In aroma mostly fruits. In taste is very watery but with good bitterness for beers like this.
r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly light, malty with a hint of char. Some toastiness and a bit of caramel and nuts. Thins out quickly.
chinchill (1776) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle - 4.4% ABV - is potentially past its prime given the 2012 date stamp. I have had this a number of times before, including in the Czech Rep., and was pleased that this refrigerated sample was in excellent condition.
Both the appearance and the feel suggest my beer came from a well set nitro tap. The head is exceptionally creamy and durable. The body is clear but very dark and essentially opaque in my pint glass. Very good lacing. A creamy smooth, appropriately light body with excellent carbonation.
Aroma: medium and very dark roasted malts
Flavor: medium and very dark roasted malts; lightly sweet with fine balance provided by the hops.