Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
[From trade with McTapps] Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, some dried fruits and hint of coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and hint of smoke/ash finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Jow (2084) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home grabbed for the brandenberg tick but glad I did quite tasty. Pours deep dark chocolate. Nose is coffee and bread. Tastes of milk chocolate, bread crust, ash, and root beer. Creamy palate not too sweet.
mmahut (934) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours in black body with medium tan head. Aroma is high caramel, little bit buttery, nutty, almost like nutella. Taste has high nutty sweetness, really nutty, I can feel the almonds, low to medium earthy bitterness. Body is full, high carbonation. I love the really soft nutty character in there.
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, popcorn, coffee, prunes and liqurice. A flavor of roasted malt, popcorn, coffee and sweets.
popery (1391) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a very dark cola brown. It looks black sitting next to me in its dimpled mug, but there’s brown at the edges, and you can see some color throughout with the help of direct light. The head rises with a rocky puff of light khaki bubbles but falls away pretty quickly, leaving behind a decent coating of lace. Mild milk chocolate sweetness in the aroma. A little bit of treacle, molasses, brown sugar. Maybe a little bit of smoke and roast. Cocoa. Light vegetal note. Taste has more of that milk chocolate flavor. Fairly sweet. Tastes like chocolate shot through with sugar crystals. Mild smoke, roast and vegetal hops in the finish. Mild coffee. A little of bit of nutty malt. A little muddy. Mouthfeel has some effervescence but it’s pretty smooth. Fairly light for a sweet 7.2% abv beer, but there’s some body to it. Interesting beer. It’s essentially a strong schwarzbier. Gets a bit sweet and chocolatey without enough depth to it. Still, it’s enjoyable enough, and the name and label art are fantastic.
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Hannoversches Bierfest, bottled 50 cl, on June 6, 2014. BB 19.05.15.
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, ashes scent. Malty, ashes, dry, light of berries taste. Ashes aftertaste, also berries. Medium mouthfeel to smooth, medium bitterness.
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, schwarzbier or baltic porter?? medium to lighter bodied black pour, smooth, chocolate & dark roast flavor wise. good flavor, nice mouth feel. Good schwarz
rhsiung (711) - USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ torstnyc. they said it was a blend of a schwarbier and a baltic porter. whatever it was, it was interesting. dark color, light body.
Cuso (4378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with McTapps, many thanks Sabine. Almost black color with medium beige head. Roasted malt in aroma with milk chocolate. Sweet dark malt in taste, caramel, chocolate, nuts, hints of milk coffee. Good.
jfb (3758) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of coffee beans, grass, yeast and vanilla, with a hint of roasted malts, cherry stones and vanilla. flavour is mostly toasted malts and dark chocolate, with a light hint of vanilla, some alcohol, caramel, herbal hops and a dry finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.