Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thick dark black, tiny head. Deep,heady malts, some soy sauce on the nose. Velvety mouthfeel- not too thick or sticky. More of the same malt and soy sauce in the flavours, with some dark cherry in there too. Not bad.
TBone (13272) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml (AIH40)
Dark brown color, beige head. Licorice, milky, toasted aroma, slightly medicinal. Light to medium-bodied. Licorice, toasted malts, medicinal in a good way. Some bitterness in the finish. Excellent palate for this ABV. Schwarzbier with lots of taste, probably not a lager.
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@AIH40. Brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mild nuts, some smoked wet wood, mild rye as well as some liquorice to it. Flavour is mild roasted notes, some toffee, ashes as well as some mild metallic notes. Mellow bitterness to it as well. Rather dry wooden notes. Pleasant, and surprisingly bodied brew.
GenkiGonzo (462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Black with small, tan head. Malty, dark fruit aroma. Flavour is malty with some soy sauce.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Yamaoka, 4.5% Schwarzbier served in a beer mug. Inky black pour with a good 2 fingers of tan foam that dissipates fast leaving behind no lacing. Looks more like a stout than a schwarz to me. Umami, soy & licorice nose. Body is light to medium, this thing oozes candy black licorice flavor with a surprisingly nutty bitter slightly ascerbic finish. Not for me as I dislike dark licorice. My wife liked it. Once it warmed up some coffee came through and fudge like notes though for me it never really gels.
Lunkie (1497) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour fair head and lacing. Bitter chocolate malt fruit aroma. Chocolate malt herbal flavour. Smooth palate.
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mkel07 (3879) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Very thick black colour with a dark tan foam. Mildly bitter dark chocolate aroma with a thin smokiness in the flavour. Thin in the mouth with a mellow finish.
Davros (2126) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours black with a fading tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, a chalky clean agent note, industrial notes and ash. Not great...
Flavours include roasted malt and treacle along with an astringent note. Again, not particularly tempting.
Body feels a bit watery.
Quite possibly the worst dark beer I’ve tried.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice malty beer. Aromas of caramel, leaves, and some smokiness. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Black, with a thin head.
hawthorne00 (2633) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 10C. Black with a tan head that soon fizzes away. Strange aroma of sour mocha with singed caramel and salty dutch licorice. Smooth texture. Tastes as it smells - plenty of salty licorice - with some plums and an unwelcome touch of metal. Peppery bitterness emerges after a while. Odd.