jerohen (2029) - Bussum, - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from a supermarket in Albufeira, Portugal. Black appearance, very small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of coffee and liquorice. Malty and dry flavor, liquorice, somewhat bitter finish. Quite thin mouthfeel. Feels like a ’light’ version of a schwarzbier.
Westkyoto77 (541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Discounted bottle from Yamaya. Promising hiss at opening and decent looks, rich black-brown with decent sized head. Caramelly, sweetish nose. Some chocolate, soy sauce, but of dishwater. Not bad I guess, but I'm a sucker for black beers so there's an extra few points right there.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on sale from Yamaya 170yen(so near the best by date) Ah it is a schwarzbier not a stout, that makes more sense then... still it poured a nice cola brown with a thick quickly dissipating beige head. The nose is roasty sweet malts, barley and light coffee. An effervescent carbonation reminiscent of sparkling water like Perrier on a fairly thin body. The taste is actually pretty good a well balanced mix of roasted malts, a bit of sweetness and some coffee. Not bad. Knowing it is a schwarzbier I’d say it’s quite true to style and among the nicer ones I’ve had lately... though actually it isn’t a style I seek out.
camoes (210) - PORTUGAL - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 4C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 3438650766. AROMA: roasted notes with a coffe and dark chocolate character and a mild sweet background. clean lager profile and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with some ruby highlights. translucent. medium tanned head with average retention. TASTE: light malt flavour with a neutral character. moderate roasted notes of coffe and dark bitter chocolate lasting into the finish. low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. no noble hop flavours discernible and clean lager profile. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: a nice portuguese schwarzbier.
vipinvelp (2361) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown ruby with light brown little lacing foam head. Aroma is caramel, some nutty and fruit tones. Watered down taste however. Again caramel, little barley, some smokey toast tones. (Velp 201411)
Camons (6319) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, toast, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is malt, bread, caramel, light chocolate notes, light metallic notes. Thin watery body, average carbonation. 291014
chrisv10 (11376) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.1%. very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bread, little metallic and notes of smoke. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bread, little smoke, sweet, medium bitter and a little metallic.
Cerbier (274) - - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,2l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Röstmalzen, schmeckt auch so.
dreamer (115) - PORTUGAL - OCT 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark color. Almost now initial head which is beige. Carbonation is medium and light body. Aroma is roasted coffee.Aftertaste is dry, abrupt and astringent.
eduardovl (956) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml Bottle served in an ordinary glass in bar in Coimbra.
A: Pours a dark, dark brown with red notes. Clear. Half finger beige head with medium carbonation. Medium retention and only few lacings
S: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. A bit sweet and some yeasts
T: Follows the nose: Roasted malts with some notes of coffee. Quite watery. Mild bitterness. Disappointing
M: Very light body and medium carbonation. Watery
O: Expected more. Portuguese market hunger for better personality beers
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yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, dark reddish brown in color and with a small, dense, dark beige head on top. The aroma is chocolate-ish, with a meaty touch, some toffee and a grassy, hayish touch. Chocolate, nuts, caramel and some toffee in the flavor, not much bitterness going on. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Long, chocolatey finish. Quite nice this one, but not exciting. 141011