Travlr (18676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Very dark maroon color. Aroma of chocolate biscuits. Taste is chocolate with a bitter background. Nice stuff.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009-06-12, bottle blind tasting at Papsø’s, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Black color. Papery aroma. Quite basic Stout, maybe smooth and creamy, with too much burnt malt, maybe in the end (that is even quite harsh), and too bitter.
2009-05-13, draught at Nørrebro Bryghus, Copenhagen, 5-4-6-2-12=29
Black color, solid big. Aroma of roasted malt and paper. Weak body, with a sharp roasted malt flavor, somehow rounded by a smooth mouthfeel, with a quite strong ending bitterness. Not bad, but without some real vibe that the Germans can give.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Euston Tap. Pours pitch black with a sturdy, beige head. Big and roasted malt aroma with some sugary notes. Flavor is rich, sweet and very malty, with further roast, brown sugar, caramel and faint vanilla. Medium in body with average to lively carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and acidic, with more sweet, roasted malts and faint, coffee-like bitterness. Very good beer.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. It forms a dense, almost creamy dark beige head over a clear looking almost black body, with a reddish hue. The aroma is roasted and lightly berry-ish, with a touch of dark chocolate and coffee. Burnt flavor with coffee and dark chocolate, some sweetness too. A bit too much actually, at least if it wants to be a true schwarzbier. Medium body, a bit heavy on the carbonation. Lasting roasted finish. A nice beer, but sort of not living up to what expected. 120324
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, nuts, caramel and hops.
Rasmus40 (15200) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a big brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Very good schwarzbier. 211011
Dedollewaitor (15096) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Roasted nose and flavor. A bit of coffee, chocolate, grain and hops. Very smooth and oily. Low carbonation. Very tasty.
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @Beer Hunters 0.66 ltr
Deep ruby brown color, small beige head. Intensive coffee, cocoa powder, chocolate and caramel in the nose. Quite good body for 5% beer. Coffee, caramel, slightly ashy dark malts. Some bitter notes in the finish - not sure if it is from hops of is it bitterness of coffee. Coffeish, decent Schwarzbier.
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Draught at NB - Lost Abbey Tasting. Black - offwhite head. Burned, coffee, espresso, dryness, light sweetness, red berries, light hoppy, light spicy notes, high burned. Lovely light body. High freshness.......Again: #20 - Amerikaner Blind-Smagning 12-Jun-2009 hos Papsoe. Bottle. (6/4/3/4/16).
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Black, as one would expect from the name, with a thin mocha colored head.
S: Chocolate, nuts, a bit of coffee, and the roasted malt.
T: Very roasted/toasted flavor, a bit of coffee bitterness, and a mild sweetness at some points.
M: Kind of light in body, but a lot more punch than a typical lager.
D: Good drinkability, as you would expect from a lager.