50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt and toffee notes. Dark roasted malts and toffee up front. IMHO the body can’t hold up the taste. Effervescent. Good body and mouthfeel.
DrinkinWell (129) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with caramel colored head. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Smooth, creamy finish. Nice beer!
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours very dark brown/black with a thin but creamy tan head. The aroma is sharply roasted with black coffee and mild cocoa. Hints of chocolate sweetness. The flavor is very dry and roasted/burnt with noticeable acidity from the roasted malt. Thin and coffee like with good bitterness and a dark chocolate, ashy finish. Nice one.
Headbanger (2862) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 10/18/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-40° in Mug-Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of the same with more roasted malt.This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is one if not the best Schwarz beer I have tried.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: very dark brown, with reddish edges, and one finger of frothy tan head. Aroma: roast, chocolate, coffee, hint of caramel, and a good dose of grass and hay. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, slightly burnt brown toast, fresh-cut grass, black pepper, a hint of smoke and rye. Finish: crisp, clean, slightly smoky, with a lingering hint of chocolate. Notes: Pretty darn good schwarzbier. I measure all US versions of the style against Uinta’s Baba Black Lager, and this, while not in that neighborhood, is still excellent.
prawlie (1041) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a Jupiler Tauro glass. Black with a good orange-brown head, its bubbly. Fine chocolate malt aroma. Dry, roasty, a touch bitter, chocolate malty. Its smooth and nice, the roast hit mellows out after a few mouthfulls.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is gently roasted, and the flavour is fairly deeply roasted with a slight expresso bitterness. Overall a nice dark beer.
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Inbreak (1393) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Lett fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta korn, røsta kaffi, lakris, karamell, sjokolade. Lett tørr røsta smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta kaffi, lakris, røsta korn, gras, høy, brent karamell. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
Kroney (140) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours opaque reddish black with a tiny toffee chilled head. aroma I’d mostly rusted coffee bean with some earthy tones and just a hint of hops. very heavy carbonation, but that definitely opened up the taste buds. flavor was mostly rusted malt, with a hint of dark chocolate and some espresso. the yeasty sweetness tries to make is easy through but is demolished by a hoppy bitterness that is almost overwhelming for a lager. style rating should be about an 80, but overall is in the mid-90s
olio (5129) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours dark red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma of ash, malts, hay and mild fruity notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some smoky notes and faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, a bit watery palate though.