Meilby (10865) - 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.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Pleasant roasty aroma, a touch sweet, but in a way that matches the roast, which is almost coffee-ish, and cakey from the sweetness. Basically black, brief tight off-white head. Full palate, smoothish, pleasant carbonation. Sweet roasty body, some slightly metallic hops. Finish carries the metallic hops more than the roast, the roast comes over as also metallic from the dark roast. COvers the alcohol well. Finish gets a little sweet and mashy later, but still good.
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Very dark chestnut color. Small size, bubbly tan head, stays. Roast, cocoa, faint coffee, sweetish in aroma. Smells nice. Nice roast, sweet, bit milky, grainy, chocolate in taste. Nice milky and mellow roast in aftertaste. Pleasant in mouth. Soft carbonation. Very nice balance. Excellent brew.
Homer321 (4030) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is deep chocolate and fudge with a light smokiness. Tate is much more smoke forward with a light phenolic and bacon essence. Phenolic a last through the finish with a full and sweet mouthfeel. Not much of a swarzbier but a great smoked doppelbock.
Mister_Li (808) - GERMANY - JUN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klares schwarz mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, reichlich Röstaromen, etwas Kaffee, Karamell, würzig.
drmet (759) - 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 (1373) - 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 (3775) - 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 (2770) - 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 (16440) - 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 (163) - 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!