bowlnman1990 (92) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted malt. App: black with thin tan head. Taste: good mix of bitter chocolate with sweet tones. Palate: full with a long finish. Overall: very good.
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen and drunk at home. Black beer lasting beige head. It’s a toasty roasty chocolate type beer. It’s half decent, quite drinkable and I like it.
thomat (2441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ GBF 2013. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, roasted and bitterness. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.
fattybladdy (628) - 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 (5771) - 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 (652) - 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 (1342) - 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 (3148) - 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 (6356) - 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 (5707) - 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.