hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An aroma that is a malt with hints of chocolate. The brew is dark brown as light does come through it. It is very smooth with slight bitterness. The overall flavor of malt and chocolate is not well defined.
deanso (8680) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle shared with Et.
Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A nice enough schwarz beer
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is a minor roasted malt but enough to up the rating. Flavor is more of a bland pale lager. It’s kind weird with the color but it has that same grainy, wet paper bag that a regular euro lager has. Maybe a little more body then a pale lager.
vinivini (1233) - BELARUS - MAR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, ruby highlights. Moderate airy head. Aroma of toast, fruit, floral. Light body. Thin to oily. Dry taste starting with toast & floral hops. Some emptiness in the middle. Roastiness & hops in ending. Pleasant aftertaste. Very decent
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Thompson (603) - - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by benzai... small beige foamy head... a very dark to black colour... smell hops nuts some malts.. tatse nutty hops malts some bitter...
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Thompson and Niilstrong. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly earthy, decently bitter, some dark malts. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good I’d say. Not an expert on Schwarzbier but I like this one.
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500cc bottle. Pours dark brown and clear. Roast, caramel, malt and some discrete hop aromas. Nicely balanced bitterness/sweetness. Nice schwarzbeer
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 500 ml avec bouchon de céramique, au festival "Montréal Fête la Bavière" (Montréal, QC) au coût de 5.00$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #5999)
superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 10/3/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and moderate dark fruit notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity in the nose, but not bad. Taste of cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, herbal, slight fruitiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nice and clean flavors with minimal yeast esters present in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good schwarzbier style. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
killroy (110) - BULGARIA - NOV 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark color with creamy head. Malty aroma. Taste of some coffee and caramel.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a brown pint-sized swing-top bottle, this brew is an opaque dark mahogany in the glass and is capped by a modest sized pale tan head. The aroma is dark caramel with some milk chocolate. The flavor puts the chocolate first, puts the caramel away, adds a hint of dark brown sugar, and suggests a mild earthy bitterness. Not too sweet, just tasty.
I always thought that a decent Schwarzbier made a nice soothing drink. I am soothed.