oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks Bov!). Deep rubyish brown/close to black colour, mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, slightly roasted malts and some spicyness. Flavour is smoked wood, some caramel malts and yeast. A mild, but quite wellbalanced brew.
pericles35 (24) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starts a bit metallic but then smooths into a great coffee finish. Best beer I had in Switzerland!
Allen (2689) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Bottled 33cl. A very dark beer with a nicely remaining full beige head. The aroma is of apples, coffee, hops, cigarette smoke, pumpernickel and marshmallows. The taste is quite similar, but with some coffee showing up. Sweet, full bodied and earthy with some metallic hints. Quite hoppy. A mediocre mouthfeel. The finish is of coffee. Nothing special or outstanding.... Additional comment: Not my kind of beer. Definitely well brewed though. I don’t like the malt profile. Staying with the initial rating.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Luzern, 07. Pours dark brown colour with medium brown head. Aroma is bit unpleasant, sort of dusty smelling. Taste is very low roasted malt, quite disappointing, with very light body. Not much to enjoy here.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black beer with dark beige head. Coffee, a bit cheesy, faraway chocolate & tobacco aromas. Some hops, lots of coffee, chocolate and a very dry aftertaste. Nearly full-bodied, pretty thick, certainly for a ’Schwarzbier’. Nice beer, curious about the category - lots of characteristics of mild, non-sweet stout! Danke, Herrn Unterseeer
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark black coloured with a little beige foam; roasted chocolate aroma with buttery notes; medium-bodied with a good carbonation; slightly dry and bitter finish, long roasted chocolaty finish - a good surprise !