MiP (12989) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5.2%. Brown sugar aroma. Almost black colour, seems cloudy. Small tan head. The flavour is sweet and bready, a bit one-dimensional.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear, dark brown, with a tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee-notes and molasses. Weka flavor with malt, roasted notes and caramel, finished off with roasted malt. Medium body. (060829)
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from The Grove Huddersfield. Not expecting this to be super fresh as they were selling it off cheap. Black with dark brown edges and thick dark beige head. Its a decent schwarz not too sweet. Some ok malts. Its fine. Easy drinking and in fact what you could call mild.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (Alko, BB 12/2012)
Dark brown-ruby color, small steady beige head. Bready, ryiesh with some cardboard and caramel. Medium-bodied. Flavor has cocoa, cardboard, some bread and caramel. Finishing to light bitterness and roasty maltyness. One of the better Neuzeller beers.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black; Toasty aroma - slight coffee; palate has dry, husky dark malts....then the problems start showing up. There is too much carbonation, and the body gets thin. As it warms, cardboardy flavours come out. Clearly, this sample has spent too much time in the distribution chain. The flavours are pretty good (like a cappucino & a peanut doughnut), though, so a fresh bottle would be worth drinking. I have ignored the flaws as best as I could in my rating.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black body with gray-brown head. Aroma is coffee, moderately sweet. Taste is sugared coffee, with cream even -- not as oversweetened as the Black Abbot (thank goodness), but still too sweet for my taste.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Original Bathbeer
Source: Whole Foods Market
Black, frothy tan head, sweet malt aroma, hints of roasted malt, thin body, roasted malt flavor, a touch of roasted malt bitterness, just a little essence of chocolate after it warms
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep ruby brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, licorice and a hint of anise. Thin, ashy dark flavour with some hay and grain notes
thewolf (10708) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost completely black, but lets in a ruby-red flicker of light. Dense creamy head. Aroma is peppery, roasted and with some caramel. Low to medium carbonated. Taste is filled with caramel and roasted tones. Some smoke is in there as well, and so is a touch of final bitterness.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown colour with a nice foamy head. Aroma of smoked malt and some chocolate. Flavour of well roasted malts, chocolate, nice smokiness and caramel. Roasty bitter finish. A tasty schwarzbier brewed according to an old monk recipe.