mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Jet black in colour with a coffee coloured head of tiny bubbles. Looks thick and heary, a meal in a glass. Burnt smoky aroma leads to as burnt malt taste that lingers and the flavour spreads to all parts of the mouth.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Very dark/black with tan head. Medium carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Roasted malts, smoky, nutty, molasses. Medium bitterness.
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good solid black ale. Salty and abit watery with some vegemite. Nice one.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a light tan small head.
Nose shows light roasted malt with a lot of nutty and toasty chocolate malt. Big milk chocolate hit as well as vanilla. This is great. Such a lovely creamy mix of aromas.
Flavours are less complex with more of the emphasis on plain roasted malt. Still, some hints of milky chocolate (reminiscent of a hot chocolate) show. Quite sweet, with just a hint of a roasty finish.
Much too much carbonation for this kind of beer!
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad schwarzbier. Notes of toffee, cream, biscuit, chocolate in a smooth body with a moderately bitter finish. Nice effort.
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with a decent beige head. Smells of mild roast malt and grass with some hints of berries. Tastes barely sweet with a touch of roast and plain bitterness. A good quality lowbrow beer (which is nothing to sneeze at).
Jade (401) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and murky cola colour with a biege/brown head. Roasted toffee or caramel aroma. Very heavy coffee taste - which is really not my thing. It’s a quality beer no doubt, just not for me.
BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black colour with garnet highlights. Reasonable tan head. Aroma has some dark roasty character that is light to medium with some spciy/herbal light hop aroma. Clean palate that is medium bodied and quite refreshing. A very interesting beer, I think my first Schwarzbier, would like to try some others to compare.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 Bottle at Auckland airport. Excellent beer. Roasted aromas, with chocolate, and toffee. Sweet taste with a bitter finish, average duration. Velvety palate, medium body. Dark brown; with a long-lasting, frothy , and white head.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours with an average sized dark brown head over a dark ruby-black body. Subdued chocolate-coffee aromas and taste with a balanced finish.