kafarion (190) - POLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat karmelowy, przypieczona skórka od chleba, paloność, troszeczkę owoców, czekolada, z butelki czuć trochę wędzarni. Piwo czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana solidna, drobna, ładnie zdobi szkło, dość trwała. Smak to lekkie nuty kawowe i tyle, goryczki brak, lekko słodkie. Piwo bardzo pijalne, lekko wysycone, delikatne, wodniste. Ogólnie lekkie piwo codzienne, do posiłku, nic nie urywa, choć aromat bardzo przyjemny.
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raisinny aroma and flavor with roasted malt. Coffee. Very well made beer. Re-rate: tap. Coffe and caramel aroma. Its more a dunkel than a schwarzbier. Sweetish with a hint of licorice and caramel. A late bitterness coming up, partly hops, partly chichory. Unexciting, but good enough.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark brown color with a small foamy light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruits, and roast/yeast earthiness. Light amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, toffee, molasses, light dark fruit, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier style. All around good robustness and complexity of roast/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
gschrade (814) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, liquorice, coffee. I thought this was not very good. I would not drink this again.
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slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a beer that would have seriously impressed me in my early craft days. the sweet malt, smoke, and hop subtleties are well done. thin feel, but it’s smooth and fits the style, and the dryness of the feel blends seemlessly with the dry, roasted chocolate malt flavor."
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brunrød i fargen med et beige skum. Aroma av malt, kaffe, hint av sjokolade og brunt sukker. Smaken følger aroma med en lett bitterhet i avsluttningen.
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours clear and deep brown with an average, creamy, lacing, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and bitter coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with bitt. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation.
Lore (1425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost black colour, 1 inch creamy beige head; aroma of dark berries, roasted malt, hints of coffee and ash; taste of coffee, ash, and roasted sugary notes; excellent schwarzbier
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schwarzbier with light beige, regular, firm and creamy head and dark burgundy colour, clear and blackish. Aroma of pure, sweet caramel malts, chocolate, coffee, peat, grass, liquorice. Caramel, bittersweet taste, rich maltiness, smooth, medium carbo, refreshing sourish touch, ending in an assertive, mouth-filling roasted bitterness in which ’drop’ and spicy hops shine through. Better than average for the style.
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good, typical of the style. Light chocolate sweetness, decent amount of roasty character imparts slight bitterness. Not gonna knock your socks off, though.