pivnizub (8046) - 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"......
MoritzF (7835) - 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
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer, brownish head. Malty nutty aroma, roasted with chocolate and toffee. Roasted chocolate flavor with toffee notes.
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
Quack-Duck (6880) - 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.
gnoff (6374) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff!
BB 28.10.2010, sampled on April 1, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Sweet, chocolate, malty scent. Sweet, chocolate, malty scent. Sweet, cocoa, malty taste. Bread aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
Nice, rather malty, smooth, drinkable, balanced. I like it.
Dogbrick (6178) - 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.
shrubber85 (6047) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and hay aroma - very nice. Opaque black-brown color with small head. Smokey chocolate malt and hay flavor. Medium body. Very tasty.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Coffee, earth, metal and peppery taste with minty sooty notes. Dry-sweetish ashy sooty chocolatey taste with minty cocoa notes. Nice, balanced, mild. (0.33l bottle from Allen.)
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted, vanilla and chocolate sweet aroma with notes of fruit and coffee. Roasted malty, light fruity and coffee bitter flavor.