yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
30 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild citric, milky and toasted malty. Sourish and tart. Dry and citric into the finish. Off.
Bamsen78 (2888) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours slightly hazy coffee brown with airy tan head. Sweet aroma of malt and molasses. Sourish flavour of stale grain, with notes of diacethylene and faint touches of hop. Sour aftertaste. Filth!
Meilby (7203) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle 300ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, butterscotch and sourness. Taste is medium sweet and medium sour with a long thin sour and butterscotch finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, 5%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts and strong butter. Flavour is malt, butter, caramel, little sour, little chocolate and medium bitter.
Westkyoto77 (501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Dark brackish brown. Fine and smooth body. Not a lot going on taste wise- a touch of cough drop, some coffee hints. Nice palate was the highlight. Aftertaste was good, if a little sweet.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Loads of actual honey dominate this dark brew’s wooden, leafy hops, a sweetness which is exacerbated by the very low carbonation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dark brown.
-This is far from a German Schwarzbier...
-The hop character barely tickles the finish.
-Sweetness + low carbonation = low drinkability. Which is a problem for this type of lager, obviously.
On tap at Swan Lake Pub Edo.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at our Ryoukan in Hakone. Result! Dark brown coloured. Taste is rich, chocolate, brown sauce, intense fruitiness. Parma violets too. Aroma slightly floral, beefy, fruity, some sweetness. Nice.
Wombata (365) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: licorice, dark chocolate
Palate: soft and smooth
Flavor: some black licorice but predominantly rounded (non-bitter) medium dark chocolate
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Shonan Brewery/Pizza Trattoria. Clear dark brown, off white head. Nose is sweet roasted malt, grain husk, bit of Marmite yeastiness. Taste is sweet lactic milkiness, roasted malt, cereal grain husk, touch of saltiness. Really good Schwartz bier.
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Dark roastiness, yeast. Dark brown color, with a full one-and-a-half inch rocky head. Very mild flavors, some slightly sweet chocolate, which diminish very quickly. Thin and watery. Not a lot to say about this one. Flavors are weak and disappear within a second or two. Goodbye....