fattybladdy (423) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ beer exchange, pours a dark brown. Flavor is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Easy drinkin.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, large sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, earthy and grassy hop. Lots of roast and quite high on bitterness in taste. Fairly dry. High on aroma and taste, but finish is a bit watery and dry, which is actually the only thing that lacks in the beer. Great stuff.
bpar73 (329) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with a brown head. Aroma of roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla. The taste is malty with roasted grains, burnt and dark bitter chocolate. Smooth creamy finish with a hint of raisin. Joe knows Schwarzbier!
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with light Brown head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is lots of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor fades
abemorsten (2432) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle shared at a loco tasting. Coca cola colored body with a tan colored rim. Roasted raisins and Bret notes on the nose. Roasted coffee and cellar notes added in the mouth. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry tongue.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost pitch black with no head at all. Aroma of dark malts, light roasted, tobacco and coffee. Taste is light roasted, well balanced with hops, easy to like this schwarz. Smooth mouthfeel.
Sigmund (4674) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 355 ml bottle, thanks to abemorsten. Black colour, moderate beige head. Lovely complex aroma, roasty and oaky notes, coffee and chocolate, hints of cigar tobacco, leather and dark dried fruits. Smooth flavour, medium dry, coffee and wood. Too moderate hops, but still a very enjoyable beer.
Holmen1 (1857) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders mai-13: fin aroma av røstet malt. Kort skum. Syrlig rugsmak, i tillegg til tobakk og mørke bær. God, men med en viss reservasjon. I litt større mengde en smaking vil den nok gi sustenance.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours black with a small off white head. Aroma is of chocolate, light bitter hops, cream, roast. Taste is complex, some dark toast, oak, mild fruity sweetness, chocolate, light lingering bitterness.
Countbeer (3913) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, vast yet a bit lively, slowly changin beige tan foamy head on top of a very very deep dark ruby to almost black colored beer.
Aromas of mocha, chalk, roast, cacoa, milk chocolate, some hops, hint of coffee (roast), slight hint of charcoal, crushed pepper rounds and other spices. Lot like a milk stout
Flavour has lots of roast, chalk, cacoa, burn, bitters and grass. There is some hints of spices like pepper and bay leaf, chocolate, malts in a toast/roasty way.
Aftertaste chocolate, cocoa, (malty) roast, bitters, light dry and some chalk.
Low carbo, soft lightly blown foamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Very stout a like, tasty beer, balanced and going towards a complex beer. Nice.