downender (5815) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Near black with a slight, off-white head and moderate carbonation. Roasty malts, some dark chocolate and a gentle finish. Ok.
leaparsons (7647) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and light roast malts with dark cherry and some funk. A bit nutty with oak barrel. Flavours are dry, gritty chocolate with berries and coffee. Dry on the finish with paracetamol bitterness. Pretty decent.
maeib (8275) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned handpump Merchants Rugby 01/02/14. A slightly hazy dark ruby coloured beer with a whitish head and lace. Dry and fruity. A hint of smoke in the nose. A bit of licorice in the mouth. Actually nicely tasty and in spite of the fact that it’s neither black nor a lager is a good beer under any name.
minutemat (690) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at home. Heard stories that Rebel beers tend to be a bit flat, and this is about as flat as it gets. Hugely disappointing in that respect. Pours tar black with a big roasted malt character, some chocolate and a little coal dust. No doubt with some carbonation this beer could live up to its potential but even then this perhaps has too much roasted elements for my tastes.
madmitch76 (12968) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22nd October 2013
Bottle drank on hols in St Ives. Opaque dark brown beer. Palate is light and semi dry. Tangy malts with a modest dark character. Tangy ripe orange. A little licorice - aniseed. Light dry finish. Interesting and tasty if a bit dry. Also starting to notice a characteristic tang on Rebel beers.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black and pretty liveless. Also contained a hint of sulphur at first.
This dissapeared to be replaced by a reasonable malty dryness. Nice label-pity about the beer.
SarkyNorthener (1293) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with red hues, meium head. Aroma is metalic. Taste is a little bit of roasted malts and a touch of dark fruits. Weak on the palate. Not a great Swarzbier.
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Craft Beer Rising. It pours very dark brown with a medium beige head. The nose is earth, toast, coffee grinds and cocoa. The taste is earth, toast, bitter chocolate, coffee, light soy sauce and burnt notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fairly straight-forward and unexciting schwartzbier.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a moment, my first added beer. A good one to start with too. It’s a little like a porter, quite thin, bit malty, and nice and crisp. And the description sounds like the kind of nonsense I come up with for reviews. Pretty sure this is my first black lager as well. Yum.