drmet (684) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
-pours the darkest of brown with only faint hues of light coming through and a big,foamy,beige head
-coffee,licorice,black bread,medicinal,nutty,woody,syrupy,cooked potatoes
-light to medium body
-low to medium carbonation
-faint alcohol detectable
Very much a good Imperial Schwarzbier
peponi (1227) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: dark malts, soya sauce, red fruits, chocolate.
Appearance: deep brown color and nice beige head.
Taste: roasted dark malts, red fruits, slightly warming alcohol, caramel, weak bitter chocolate, soya sauce, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: It is rather a younger brother of porter and in considering this beer in the cateogry of porters it is a really nice beer,
Crit (3718) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,tan head.Pleasant light roast/dry malt nose.Light sweet fore,medium roast,bready notes.Vaguely fatty light roast bitterness in finish
suurjuust (2587) - ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazelnut brown beer, medium fluffy off-white head. Nose is malts, bready and metallic notes, some dusty chocolate. Flavor begins somewhat watery but builds up to coffee, dust, chocolate and adds some hops in the finish. Some warm booziness in the aftertaste, coffee and chocolate in the retronasals. Easily drinkable.
Koelschtrinker (15589) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Herb-süßer Beginn, deutlich malzig, kurze scharfe Bitterkeit. Erkennbarer Alkohol, rund bleibend. Zum Ende stört der Alkohol dagegen, trocken röstig. Okay. 8/9/9/7/6/7
Brewhemia (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with off white head. Aroma of bread, toast and soy sauce. The taste is very sweet but some bitterness balances and the full body of the beer makes it very enjoyable to drink. I like it!
Mr_Pink_152 (3113) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Keller Meister, Lincoln. Deep Ruby almost black colour with a foamy off white head. Deep stewed fruit and caramel aroma. Taste light fruity sweet.
Reid (2212) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, very classy look with the old style label. ( though subject matter not). Purchased from Lifesource in Salem OR.
Pours a dark dark mahogany brown..attractive large thick and creamy tan head..
Nice aromas of creamy ,milky, goodness..some coffee, roasted cereal and touch of figs.
Taste similar to the aroma..very smooth...Maybe a little ashiness in the back also.
Palate is very nice also..smooth yet easy..low carbonation.
Nice beer..but not a Baltic IMO.
TH28 (328) - - DEC 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. No production date visible. Appearance: Jet black with a touch of deep ruby under light and clear. Thick khaki foam head with scent lacing.
Aroma: Fresh coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate.
Taste: Light roasted malt with a touch of sweet chocolate, with moderate bitterness accentuated by the roasted malt.
Mouthfeel: Light body with some slickness on the tongue, moderate carbonation.
Finish: lingering roasted malt with a touch of chocolate. Malt forward.
Overall: Good schwarzbier. Roasted malt character is dominant but not overpowering, with a nice milk chocolate complement. Very drinkable considering the high roast character.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle at home courtesy of mctaps, cheers sabine!
dark ruby brown-black, burnt barley, roasty, oddly meaty, fizzy, full bodied but brief watery finish. messy