mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks joet for sharing this bottle. Pour is murky and cola-colored with off-white halo. I get robusta coffee and brettanomyces aromatics. The distinct smoky flavor is like the like the smokiness from guajillo peppers (no heat). Coffee and cherry cola nose then deep smoke mid-palate, with hoppy mildly-bitter finish and some alcohol warmth. May be contaminated, or another ambitious offering?
teddybeer (2759) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color without head and no carbonation. Aroma has notes of roasted notes with coffee bean traces. Flavor has a strong black coffee taste and licorice with a medium biterness and roasted malts notes. Dry and coffee final with long duration on palate. Mild creamy and smooth.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
with yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a smoked malt hops aroma a malt hops grain bitter taste with a bitter finish
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slight gusher. Black color, medium to full sized tan head that lasts for quite some time. Aroma is malts, lightly roasted malts, peat, lightly smoke. Taste malts, some roasted malts, again firmly peated, slightly smoke. Medium body, smooth yet suitable carbonation. Nicely balanced, a fine beer.
zvikar (4005) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555 tasting at Sar Hamashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Tom L. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of smoke, iodine, peat, chocolate, flavor of peat, smoke, chocolate, medium bodied.
Yves (2537) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with wim at my home. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Very smoked aroma. Medium slightly sparkling and creamed palate. Finish is bitter roasted smoked with some sweet hints.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 15/08/14. A black beer with a little off-white head. Islay peatiness throughout. A sweetish base beer. Very smokey/peaty but I didn’t mind it in here at all.
kerenmk (3235) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Tom L. Very dark brown and opaque with white film. Phenoilc, ink, iodine aroma and smoky, coal taste. Smooth texture, medium body, long, smoky finish.
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Tom L. Opens with a big gusher. Dark brown with a beige head. Strong aroma of iodine, peat and a spicy hint. Slightly sourish flavor with peat and a burnt bitter finish, slightly strange. Medium-bodied.
Idiosynkrasie (4906) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle [Slight but constant gusher]. Jet black colour with average to huge, frothy, diminishing, on a low level fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Intense smoky aroma, lots of peat, shoe polish, tar, tarmac, TCP. Taste has identical notes with basic, moderate, dark malty sweetness; sticky palate, the texture is not as oily as the taste suggests. I’m really into Smoked, but this is quite some hard stuff - reduced, boiled down, seemingly poisonous - but still yummy. If you’d agree to define Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock as the outermost pole on the Smoked scale, representing the archetype of the Weyermann malt, ham and wood ashes side, Série Noire could do well as the opposite pole’s paradigm incorporating the peat, tar and shoe polish notes in extenso.
Grzesiek79 (3483) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo super piwo. Torfowe bardzo, dymne wedzone pozostawia gleboki i trwaly wytrawno gozki posmak w ustach. Wedzonosc silna i dominujaca tak jak lubie, tak jak w Schlenkerli i innych dobrych piwach z Bamberga. Piane mozna zbierac garsciami, jest spora i dynamiczna podczas nalewania. Glebia czarnego koloru, gestosc i nieprzejrzystosc. Super piwo i super w swoim stylu. Ciekawa filmowa etykieta. Polecam zapalonym fanom piw z Bamberga