fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear brown with a 3 finger, chunky beige head that has good retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is toast, roasted nuts, spicy and grassy hops and a light metallic note. Flavor is toast, cereal grain, floral and spicy hops, roasted nuts and grassy hops and a light metallic taste to the finish along with a lingering sweet nuttiness. Palate is light bodied, off dry and a little slick throughout with a light, kinda sharp carbonation. Not bad, but the metallic note knock it down a bit especially since it is a pretty light schwarz, it has little to cover it up.
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Malty, grainy aroma with light roasty notes. Dark brown color, brownish head. Flavor is malty, roasty with light cacao notes, grainy notes, grassy hops. Light to medium bitter finish. Bit light bodied but not bad.
ElDesmadre (1203) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Contrary to what I expected from reading the label, the hoppiness in this one is subdued. Alas, its bready, caramelly, roasted, earthy and licorice notes do not fail to deliver. The soft taste adds some notes of nuts and chocolate to this and all ends light bitter. Very good schwarzbier.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. swing top bottle. BBD 3/27/14. Pours a medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 25) body......nose is light cocoa, cereal, hints of spice....taste is cereal, light cocoa, leading to a dry, mildly hop bitter finish, with hints of roasted bitterness.....mouth feel light, minimal astringency, carbonation makes a clean acid finish. This falls into the style, but is an exceedingly simple and uninteresting beer. Both aroma and taste could be increased greatly with small increases in the dark roasted malts. As it is, it is almost a dark Pale Lager. BJCP 6/3/12/5/6
hman43 (159) - 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.
thomat (1799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 3SmåRum. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and cereal notes. Malt, coffee, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a dry finish.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on Luly 3, 2013.
Label states Leikeim Swarzes.
Very dark brown to black color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, a tad bit fruity taste. Fruity, hints of sweet aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, sweet, hints of vegetables, very clean scent.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark cola, ruby, with a tall oatmeal coloured head.
Roasty malt aroma....chocolate.
Taste is mild chocolate, lesser coffee....
Very good, tasty....pretty mild.
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, hop. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, roasted,. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
MichaelBruch (2306) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. A black one how they all are. A bit chicken gravy with a bit darkness. Maybe this one is even ok.
McTapps (2355) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep clear brown-black colour with steady head and medium body. Nose of malt. Taste of malt, light coffee, herbs, sage, roast hints and roasted grains. Easy to drink but little bit too boring and dull in the end.