gunnar (6419) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Pours pitch black with a thin tanned head. Aroma is light roasted, caramel and toffee. Taste is weak malty with a light note of roast and smoke, coffee and dark chocolate. Dry bitter finish, nice.
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml from erzbierschof.ch. All black with a moccha brown head. Roasted aromas, smoke, strong, plum, coffee. The mouth is smooth and sticky, torrefied with notes of molasses and burnt sugar, tobacco, cocoa, toast, prune and tar. Bitterness of burnt braided of hops. Complex beer with a roasted and dry finale.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Andy. Dark black with thin off white head. Taste is all Smokey malt. Kind of like drinking a BBQ. Interesting and tasty.
-- rated with beerbasher
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at olbaren in copenhagen. jet black with a steady tan head; plenty of cocoa in the aroma along with vanilla and salted oats; good mix of terriyaki sauce and golden syrup sweetness, finishing very dry.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a lovely surprise. I was expecting, based on the label of "black lager" it would be thin and weak like most beers advertised as "black xyz:" thick flavorful wonderful.
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.
Black outlook with beautiful brown foam. I could guess from outlook that this is Imperial Stout. Little bit burned aroma. Good one, but too roasted periodically.
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Just about black. Brown head that sets off big, then quickly reduces to a film. Fruity, dark chocolate. Licorice. A light, brown sauciness. Missus. Plenty of roast malt. Hint of coffee, too. Taste is firstly, smoky BBQ sweet, then roast malt dryness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light bitter, medium dry finish. Lovely.
BeerKurve (518) - - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a foamy dark brown head and no lacing. Aroma of smoked malts, chocolate, yeasts, floral hops and roasted barley. Likewise with the flavor but way more roasty forward. Mild carbonation and a light body; Easy to drink. Pretty good!
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours as dark as night but smooth aroma and nice balanced malty flavor. Taste stays for awhile on your palate and keeps the enjoyment going. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClubGonzo (4725) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a small light beige head. Nose is roasted bread, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of cereals. Taste is coffee, roasted bread, dark chocolate and hints of ashes. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Not too bad for a schwarzbier, which is among my least favorite beer styles.