teddybeer (1884) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Black colour with a frothy and wuickly diminishes tan head. Aroma is black coffee, roasty and strong licorice. Flavour is toasty, roasty, strong dark coffee, some spicy notes are perceptible. Body is medium to high. Carbonation is flat to soft. Texture is oily.
Cunningham (3671) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Coffee and dark malt nose. Complex flavour, roated malt, coffee, sweet.
Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl Bottle via trade with SaintMatty, thanks Matt. Black colour, off white greyish head. Aroma of coffee, leather, ash, dark malts. Flavour is light sweet, coffee, leather, malts, nuts, dry light hoppy bitter finish with some roast. Light bodied. Smell is more pronounced than the flavour, but I liked this one a lot.
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm, This one pours a near black body - or actually it’s black with a nice tan creamy head. The aroma has chocolate ice cream, dark malts, caramel and hints of cardboard. It has a average carbonation level and a silky and rich mouthfeel. Quite impressive for a 5 percenter actually. It’s quite dry and chalky in the flavor with tones of roasted or burned malts, lots of cold coffee, some leather hints and a light bitter finish. Not a horrible Schwarz at all, but not completely my thing.
abemorsten (2199) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half litre bottle from Systembolaget Passagen Stockholm. Pours deep obsidian mahogany with a two inch thick, light brown, rocky head that leaves very little lacing as it diminishes into a decent film. Wooden, tobacco, boozy nose with some hints of dried fruits. Sweet, roasted, caramel, tobacco and wooden flavors. Medium body. Light syrupy texture. Gentle carbonation. Medium bitter and toasted finish with a dry tongue.
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black body, huge light beige foamy head which dies after a short while. Nose is licorice, leather, coffee and hints of roasted bread. Taste is light coffee, toast and hints of leather. A bit boring and thin, but hey - what do you expect of a Schwarz?
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet coffee, hops and some metal. The taste is somewhat thin and watery, with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The aftertaste is made up of burnt malt and hops. Drinkable but rather boring beer!
TheJestersBeer (1875) - SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dense, dark, reddish-brown, verging on black, with a thick brown head.
The aromas signal smoothness - roasted malts, milk chocolate, cappucino rather than coffee, smoke, licorice, hops, ashes.
Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness, lively CO2.
Roasted malt and coffee dominate the taste, chocolate, hops, licorice, ashes.
There’s an acidity, most likely from the roasted malt, that leaves the finish a bit astringent, and it feels as if a bit more body would have been great. Still quite nice and balanced. (2011-11-05)
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opague black color with some faint reddish notes and a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with some sugary and burnt notes. Flavor follows the nose with lots of roasted malts, burnt and slightly ashy notes, chocolate, coffee and some sugary flavors. The body is medium with a fizzy lager mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid Schwarzbier.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours, black with medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasty. Taste is quite sweet. nive schwarz