onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown with a thin head. Roasty nose kinda like burnt popcorn but not so bad, with a biscuity malty sweetness, and a roasty earthiness. Lightish body but balanced and well rounded flavor, kinda biscuit and crackery with an earthy sweetness and some Kolsh-like maltiness and bitterness. Like a sweet and roasty well-made Kolsh. Amazing.
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received a six pack as a gift. Wasn’t encouraged by the description of a black malt Kolsch, but was pleasantly surprised. Smooth, clean and very drinkable. Some day I will learn to not doubt Saint Arnold.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has the aroma of a schwarz, but lacks almost all other characteristics. Approaches the smoothness of a kolsch, but leaves a sticky aftertaste. Above average beer.
kraddel (4500) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
botlle received as an extra, much thanx to azzy ( not sure he’s on RB as well though) splitted with 77 ships
pours dark brown ( swartzbier? Black krolsh? would have expected much darker )
no real foam, smells like bread. light mouthfeel, malty.. not much taste i’d call this a dark coloured lager / pils kinda beer. ( what krolsh is , i’ve heard.. never had one so dont know for sure )
77ships (5041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Kölsch? Robijn amber rood, weinig kraag. Zware vintage geuren, lichte oxidatie, donker fruit, ijzer, lager gist, lichtjes waterig. Zoet ijzer, lager gist, metaal, hoest siroop, kruiden, bruin brood, donker brood, bitter metaal, kruiden op het einde, herfst bladeren. OK mondgevoel voor iets wat oudere lager. Ok.
ozarkspops (368) - - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black color. Light head with little to no lacing. Light body for as dark as it is. Munich malt makes up the majority flavor, but well balance with an effervescent finish.
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SSSteve (3917) - - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear light brown with a large, stable, cream colored head. a good looking beer. nose of light munich malt and honey-ish pale malts. really nice palate on this beer with an unmatched creaminess for being so light and refreshing. flavor of a very light brown ale with a hint caramel and nuts. hint of floral hops. not black enough for the schwarz catagory. black kolsch seems about right!
ration (2007) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
311012. Bottle at the friendly spot, san antonio tx. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma dark sugar, butter. Low palated. Nice overall.
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Clear amber beer. Residual pale tan head. Mild malts. Insipid dried fruits. Minerals. Light dry finish. A bit too English!