Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, pretty fresh. True to its name, the body is pretty much a dense, pitch black shade. The head is initially thick and spongy, but collapses at a moderate pace to a thin, mocha colored layer with a ring at the edge. Scant, skinny flares of lacing jut outward from the body, barely clinging to the glass. The nose is distinctly lagerish, clearly showing bready German yeast tendencies beneath notes of darkly roasted, almost charred black patent malt, bittersweet cocoa, baker’s chocolate, and faint licorice. Coffee roast and earthen hops join the fold, perpetuating the generally bitter theme. Flavors largely follow suit, biting aggressively into the tongue with robust, darkly roasted, nearly burnt coffee and cocoa malts. Earth, toasted pumpernickel crust, and scorched molasses lend further sharp richness, while crackery baking yeast lightens things up a bit. The palate is substantive and rather chalky, drinking with considerably more heft than its 5% ABV would suggest. Carbonation is light but persistent, working with the yeast to effectively dry out what little sugars lie within. Those sugars do leave a sticky substance behind, though. Pretty decent brew. Be prepared for a roast bomb, though.
theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Gomers Lees Summit, Missouri. Pour is opaque black, hint of ruby, with a dark khaki two inch head that falls noisily. Much darker in color than I was expecting. Aroma is clean roasted malt, along with a green earthy hoppiness. The hops are a bit jagged compared to the malt. The taste comes together much nicer, great balance between roast, slightly charred malt and the bright acidity of the hops. Bright and clean taste, with the exception of the finish, which shows some clove and garlic from the yeast. . The palate is thin to medium bodied, a bit low on carbonation and was a bit oily / flabby in the finish. Overall, really easy drinking beer, fun.
dchmela (2486) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Astoria brewpub location. Black pour with a thin off white head. Taste has lots of roasted grain, coffee and touches caramel sweetness on the backend. Coffe and roasted malt dominate the aroma. Decent brew.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured thick and black with a small brown head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was bitter and roasty with a sweet chocolate syrup element and a hint of anise. The flavor was bitter and roasty with sweet cocoa, licorice and cream. The finish was long and bitter with lingering chocolate, cream and roasty malts. Fairly full bodied and creamy. Solid.
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. High, creamy, long lasting, good looking, brown head. Pitch black body. Light spicy roasted malt coffee choccolate aroma. Smooth and creamy coffee choccolate flavor, relatively sweet, with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep and black with deep brown head. Tinge of red. Smells of deep roasted malts and coffee bean. Slight rasberry. Rich and nice
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reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a light brown head that leaves some spotty lacing as it settles. Aroma is roasted grains with some caramel, coffee and chocolate and citrus. Taste is caramel and chocolate malty sweetness with some coffee and citrusy hop bitterness. medium bodied with modest carbonation. A pretty nice black lager that is worthy of a tasting experience every once in a while.
Theis (12165) - 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.
IndianaRed (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Brewforia Beer Market, Meridian, ID
Black of course, thin quickly fading light tan head, Roasted slightly charred aroma. Quite strong roasted flavors with hints of charcoal and ashtray. Of all the Schwarz-biers Ive had this is the boldest and fairly obnoxious. Thin bodied like a lager but smooth and clean....like a lager.
Jimthechap (1331) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with a fine collar of mocha coloured head. Coffee predominant in the aroma along with roasted malts. A sort of oily appearance with a silky body giving a frothy mouthfeel. Plenty of coffee-led schwarz and sherbety carbonation like a fluffed up iced coffee with a surprisingly short finish. Like a concentrated Kostritzer.