fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Aces & Ales, Las Vegas
Black color; creamy head. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, with rich chocolate flavor, then roasted malt; indeed in the final the roastiness is too much.
Very good overall.
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, smoky notes, bacon, chocolate, roast malt and hops. Great beer.
yngwie (14342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An almost black one, with a small light beige head. The aroma is roasted, with toffee and coffee. Decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the roasted malts, coffee and toffee found jun the aroma, as well as dark chocolate. Medium body, dry, and with a nice carbonation level. Bitter finish. A rally pleasant lager. 130805
harrisoni (14225) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Black beer with big thick tan head. Authentic choccy schwarz aroma. After that things turn more American. Big huge everything afterwards. Aroma a bit like the Klosterbrau schwarz from Bamberg on draught. But the malts are thicker in the mouth here. More hops too. More bitter on the finish. Good thick malty bitter black lager. If anything it just doesn’t need so much bitterness. Good go at the style though. Very impressive. I find this very approachable. Choc is good, bitterness is good, but because it’s a lager it’s still light and agile. Big fan of this. Yep pretty damn good.
Theis (13896) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fanø Slumber Party 2012. Pitch black – ok brown head. Chocolate, roasted, nice malty. ok light hoppy, light burned, nice fat body, high roasted, light smokey malts, Lovely.
Travlr (13707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at first DC tasting of 2010.
Black with an attractive dark brown head. Aroma of motor oil, cinnamon and burnt espresso. Flavor has lots of roasted malts, a background of smoke and ash, and a finish of burnt coffee. More body than your average schwarzbier. Complex and interesting.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Rich chocolatey aromas with earthy African sugars and malted milk. Has a nice earthy chocolatey character and lots of bitterness. Not really a schwarzbier per se, but a different and very taste take on a black lager.
Leighton (12237) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Reminded me of an imperial stout. Poured tar black, thick, with a beige head. Big nose of roasted malts, coffee and light chocolate. Very rich flavor. Sweet malts blend nicely with some smoky notes. Medium to big in body with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth. Lingering Mocha aftertaste. I want to have this beer again.
Rasmus40 (12217) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 160512
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dirty socks, toasted grain, and chocolate. Flavor of heavy roasted malt, burnt grain, dark chocolate, pine, and earthiness with a dry, lingering moderately bitter finish. Nicely done!