downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Landbierparadies, Nurnberg. Very dark brown with a slight, tan head. Aroma had some roasted notes and dark chocolate. A bit watery in the mouth with more coffee and some fruit flavours. A bit subdued all round.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with a thick, off-white foamy head. Slightly dusty and sweet aroma with a distinctive citousy hop aroma. Light-sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with an almost crispy carbonation. Slightly roasted, malt accented taste with an underlying citrousy fruitiness; moderately dry, slightly bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy tinge.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Battersea Beer Festival. Dark ruby. Some powdery choc and coffee, Dry with tasty malts. Plenty of earthy hops in the finish. Suprisingly quite lagery and light in feel which worked quite well. Confounds traditional british expectations of a dark beer.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Battersea BF 2007. Dark ruby colour with thin beige head. Bit of puke on aroma, then this rather nice cherry fruit flavour kicks in. Yeah, it’s got some nice fruit and the malts are on the dark side.
MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Slightly metallic aroma. Very dark brown colour, almost black. Nice creamy head. Quite bready flavour, slightly sweet. Not so roasted. Tastes as if it is a bit past BB date, but there is only a date, no year on the label.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, orangey brown with an of-white head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Medium body with roasted malt notes and a rather distinct, metallic edge. Dry and lightly bitter finish. 241206
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
NIce beer, dark and sweet taste but with alcoholic features and not boring. Very good foam and nice while drinking.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel/burgundy colour. Huge lacing appears on top of the beige head. Fruity and sweet nose with highly floral aromatics. Blue grapes come across as an original dominant flavour. Cherry and light caramel back it all. Earthy and almost salty taste profile acts as a balancing lever between the gentle roastiness and the blue grapes fruitiness. Medium bodied, strongly malty, lightly earthy, powdery body. Fine example.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma gives heavily roasted near burnt malts but a bit of sweetness and soem hearbal goodness too. Taste is bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Very drinkable session beer.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impressions from the Gaststübe:
-Ample head sits over the opaque blackness.
-Roasted malt bitterness and molasses efficiently attract in both aroma and flavor profile.
-Huge malts and perfect carbonation make for a smashing body.
-Dark chocolate and nuts roam in this very fine schwarzbier.
-Not the most complex example, but it’s so rich and satisfying!
From the bottle at the brewery.