Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch dark, smooth thick brown head.
roasted grains dominate the aroma. also faint licorice.
flavor is roasted grains, flowery hops, fruity sweetness. dry and roast dominates. coffee.
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Allen, thanks! Malty, roasty aroma with a touch of ash. Malty sweet roasty flavor with licorice and ash. Some chichory bitterness. Interesting beer.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with red glimts and a wonderfull huge dark beige head. Stuuning appearance. Sweet aroma with loads of roasted malt, coffee and dark bitter chocolate. Sweet flavour with loads of burned malt, coffee, chocolate and liqeurice. Absolutely lovely schwarzbeer. But I would call it a stout.
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and chocolate. Nice filling mouthfeel. The flavour has some sweetness with roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate and bit of smoke. Nice!
Bov (9876) - 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 !
pivnizub (9099) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (traded with Allen, big thanks!): Literally black with a lacy brown-beige head; roasted malt and cacao powder, accompanied by a subtle fruitiness, in the sweet-bitter nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, smooth; robust sweet-bitter finish with tons of roasted malt and cacao-powder. Very good, very aromatic swiss "Stout"......
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brasserie Fédéral in Zürich. This brew pours black with a thick light brown head recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and malt, along with some hops in the background. Medium body with a strong roasted coffee character and notes of sweet malt, hops and a touch of anise. The finish is brown sugar and coffee. Pretty good all around.
kevnic2008 (8643) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black color in color, light body, crisp, caramel and a lite roasty malt taste.
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, with thanks to Allen!) Black coloured hue with a brown and dense mid-sized foamy head. Sweet roast-malty aroma with notes of chocolate, marzipan and a touch of cassis. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty malty taste with roasted notes, chocolate, a tinge of coffee and a berry-fruity touch; moderately roasted malty and subtle fruity finish with choco and hoppy notes. Pretty superb…wait a minute…Porter !? 28.I.10
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, brought to me by my parents - Dankeschön! Clear deep dark black colour, dense and creamy brownish-beige head. Looks like oil floating into my glass. Deliciously malty nose. Full-bodied, flavours of malt, roasetd malt, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa powder, combined with a shy fruityness of dark dried fruits, raisins, prunes... Lingering finish with a shy touch of aromatic hops. Perfectly balanced, a delicious brew.