Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Thick black (goes glug glug when poured) with lasting tan head. Inky aroma with iodine and major black molasses. Creamy soft and luscious yet remarkably drinkable and not too potent. Has notes of coffee and chocolate. The interplay between sweet and dry is gorgeous. Well made.
ThomasE (5174) - 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.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy tan head. Smoked malts aroma with some chocolate. Chocolate flavours, lightly smoked malts. Rather flat, medium body. Tasty.
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of rosted caramel and tar,dry with mild sourish taste and note of chcolate and burnt malt,also some rosted coffee flavor.
jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) black colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of bubble gum, marzipan and dark chocolate, with a hint of cherry schnaps, toffee and yeast. flavour is mostly brown sugar, dark fruit and milk chocolate, slightly sweet, with a hint of roasted malts, sugar icing and more yeast. medium-bodied with average carbonation. great stuff!
RichardGretton (4471) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a strong wispy light brown head. The aroma is sweetly roasted with a gentle hint of bitterness. The flavour is mildly malty and roasted coffee. Overall a nice malty roasted dark beer.
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (as were the others) who got it in a trade with Allen (thanks both!)
POured a very dark brown-black body with a small off white-tan head. Yoghurty-malty dark malts in the nose, with some raisins as well, remarkably nice. The taste is nicely malty again, raisins and chocolate, sweet, some notes of cappuccino-flavored waffles. Roasty aftertaste. Quite balanced. Not exactly flashy, but still a very tasty schwarzbier!
nearbeer (4391) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl, bb Aug 09. Opaque with a lasting quarter-inch of cream above. Aromas of coffee, char, anise, metal, dry cocoa and light caramel. Well-balanced tastes of charred wood, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, anise, vanilla, caramel, and tart apple. Maybe some hints of oat and lactose as well. Heavy body is slightly watery, smoothly drinkable with light carbonation, and roasty-dry. Thanks to Allen for this one!
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours deep black with a generous tanned head leaving a very nice lacing on the glass. Smoked and roasted malts with sweet fruits aroma. Well balanced malty/hoppy/fruity flavor. Round hoppy/malty on the palate with a dry hoppy/malty very nice finish.
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On 33 cl bottle at Brasserie Federal, Zurich. BB date 240813.
Black color, brownish foam.
Roasted aromas & licorice, coffee, also malt and notes of dried fruit.
Medium/full body & complexity.