madquacker (995) - 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 (1725) - 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 (2014) - 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 (2097) - 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 (393) - 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 (531) - 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 (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. ABV 4.8%, according to the label. Very dark brown with a huge beige head. Good roasted malts aroma with hints of espresso. Sweet roasted malts, some bitterness. Quite nice, though more stout character than schwarzbier in my opinion.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Mac’s Brewbar, Auckland. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. All pretty subtle though, the palate in quite thin. Low bitterness. Not bad.