DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. As Oettinger Schwarz. Dark brown with faint red hues and a nice, slowly-dissipating, big tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of chocolate, dark bread, toast and a light roasty touch. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, somewhat sugary, with some dark bread, toast, a nutty note and faint bitterish and roasty hints in the finish. Too sweet, but passable.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully black with coarse-grained, thick foam. Smells cozy and homely (in the positive sense). The taste is rather unexciting, though - no personality compared to other schwarzbiers. That is until the aftertaste kicks in; this is quite good.
GuideDogSaint (778) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can from a supermarket in Xiamen, China. Pours dark brown/black with a thin white head. Roast malt aroma. Sweetish finish.
Moebbels (457) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, not quite pitch black body with a light brown well-lasting head.The nose has some roasty notes, chokolate and rye. The taste is fairly mild, sweet with a dry lasting finish. Carbonation feels smooth but is pretty high. The mouthfeel is average. A decent easy-drinking beer.
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.5L bottle. Pours clear black with a rocky tan head that dissipates quickly. Mild aromas of roasted malt and minerals (iron). Not much flavor going on in this one. Some light cereal grain, a bit of roasted malt and molasses. Middle/end is herby hop and some nutty flavors (not particularly pleasant). Medium-body with a thin mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a pretty mediocre schwarzbier. Missing a lot of the flavor/aroma profile that makes this style nice.
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Western German interpretation of the style with creamy, light beige, opening head and very dark burgundy colour, blackish but still transparent, clear. Straightforward caramel aroma, toasted bread, coffee, some bitter chocolate, floral hops, dried fruits, iron. Caramel taste, soft and slick, metallic, one-dimensional roasted bitterness, bit thin but still ensuring a long finish. Mediocre, in all.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l can in Belgrade. Brown cola and bubbly brown foam. Smoky dark malt. nice rich and sweet aroma. Full flavor, a little burnt. Smoky chocolate. Faint ripe banana. Nice beer
markoijelena (1018) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 0.5l from Delhaize Maxi store Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, coffee and sweet (caramel taste).Quite good actually, so much better than others styles from this brewery.
Calisky (1614) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez malt grillé assez leger. Gout leger malté grillé café, assez aqueux.
Chopper925 (287) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark deep black brown, with nice beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasty, Caramalz. Taste is dry, light sweet. Aftertaste has coffee and roasted malt.
Way better than expected and the rest of Oettinger.