bjakk (576) - Skagafjordur, - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,. yellow brown foam that lasts. Sour aroma with a hint of burned malt. Thick with low carbon. Malty taste with a little fruit. Strong aftertaste, coffee and chocolate that lasts somewhat. Not a typical scwarzbier and not well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (14581) - 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 (120) - 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 (2723) - 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 (2178) - 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 (302) - - 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 (4663) - 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
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 500 ml bottle. Sable black pour, thickish khaki colored head, decent lacing. Aroma has a strong chocolate presence, a hint of olive oil. Bold, full-bodied flavor, with plenty of bittersweet chocolate, some hints of licorice, some briney, olive oil like notes. Thickish mouthfeel, Surprise find at Beer Stop.
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful deep black beer with nougat colored stable foam. Aroma does not offer much. It’s probably because of the dense foam, but a little chocolate and coffee may well be tracked. Rather atypically smoked malt is predominant flavor. It should not be understood such that a porter may not taste of smoke, but in this case is probably a little smoke in focus with respect to the expectation from a porter. Hard roasted malt and coffee are the next flavors and there is no doubt that this porter explores the limits. It is a very robust and full-bodied beer, and it tastes really nice. If you like the classic porter, then you will probably be surprised by this. It is both schwarzbier, doppelbocks, smoked beer and stout at the same time.
SanfordBrewer (1422) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque black with creamy tan head. Creamy full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: bready munich malt, clean rosted barley, cereal grain, pilsner malt, faint floral hops, minimal yeast character.
Taste: pilsner and munich malt, dry roastiness, cola, licorice, floral hops, tart acidity, slight diacetyl.
Great complexity and richness. More body then examples from further East, but very well balanced. Comes scross like a German immitation of a milk stout. Maybe a little too much munich malt for me. Very enjoyable!
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured with an off-white head, medium duration. Heavy sweet aroma, chocolate, faint butter, toffee, caramel. Heavy sweet flavor.