KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of chocolate, and roasted malt. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Ends sweet.
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On a recent trip to Welly I found a great little shop called Rumble’s they had a great range of import and domestic beers. I picked up a few bottles that Rumble himself suggested. This one was great smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a delicate creamy head. Tastes like milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a delicate bitterness ,and not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a pleasant lingering finish. Great beer! I hope I can find this beer in the North Island.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a beautiful red glare. Diminishing tan head. Smooth chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Flavour is medium sweet with a distinct acidic chocolate note and following acidic touch. Chocolate lingering finish. Nice and smooth.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Puzzled as to why this is a Schwarzbier...Powerfull chocolate aroma. Contains both raw roasted chocolate and sweet milky chocolate. Also has notes of roasted grain, cocoa and vanilla. The sweet milky chocolate comes forth in the flavor aswell, along with a moderate roasted bitterness. Smooth palate and very very drinkable.
renffisch (878) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. vanilla, chocolate, roast barley and a lot more vanilla in the nose. creamy head and darkest brown in colour. sweet dark velvety flavour. beautifully balanced. well tought through. great beer
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 24/04/2008. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s. Black beer with a tall tan foam that lingers and laces lightly. Sweet chocolate on the nose, very clean, with a whiff of cocoa. I’d been told there was no chocolate in this beer but I can’t believe that. More sweet milk chocolate in the mouth, a little raisin, with only a hint of bitterness. Little in the way of esters or noticeable alcohol. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, gentle carbonation. Quite a nice recipe, executed perfectly. Certainly not seesionable, or an everyday beer, but a nice post-dinner drink.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Vanha Posti, Tampere)
Jet black, thin head. Sweet chocolate aroma, but a bit lacking in beer. Reflected in the taste - it has a few good highlights, burnt and dry dusty cocoa powder, but watery and with not enough beery body. Quite sophisticated, and hides the 6.5% perfectly. However, Anna wasn’t quite as positive about it.
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Dark mahagony color with creamy head. Sweet aroma with candyish chocolate. Dryer flavor with roasty notes, bitter chocolate and candy. Dry roasty finish. Candy-like chocolate and hard roastedness, not a good match.
KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Greenwich Union.
Nice smell of bitter chocolate, more of the old fashioned style of cooking choc than fancy Beligan stuff. Fine porter base married with a clear, but not overpowering, chocolate flavour.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour topped by a thin off-white head. Direct roasty, slightly smoky, tartish nose of blackberries and who would have guessed.. dark and bitter chocolate. Well done for what it is as it remains quite dry and focuses on mellow roastiness. Medium-bodied and heavily effervescent, perhaps a bit too much even. A simple and efficient experiment.