CamdenD (1070) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enough black lager. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel and smoky aroma makes it unique enough. Drinkable at 5% but at the same point it might do to have a bit more robustness. Nice beer.
tfredvik (1041) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Close to black body with a faint reddish glow when held upon a bright light. A huge, creamy, light-brown head forms very easily, so it takes quite some time to pour the glass. The head is long-lived and laces the glass well. Quite strong and very malty aroma, with heavily roasted notes, coffee and dark caramel. Also some light hoppy notes, traces of dark fruits and a whiff of tobacco. Light to moderate sweet taste, the same goes for the bitterness. Rather strong roasted to burnt aroma, coffee, caramel and a bit too much dry ashy yeast. Faint smoke and tobacco, even fainter dark fruits. Quite light body, too lively carbonation, and all the yeast gives both a dry texture and a light metallic feel. Still a very nice beer.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
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.
jolo (876) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. A clear red-brown colour with an average high, beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish.
MikeKeller (803) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This beer is as black as an october night. Only some reddish can be seen when looking against the light. Quickly dissappearing quite tall beautiful beige head. Aroma and flavor has roasted malts, coffee and some hops. Some fruits and rubber can be also tasted. Leaves an aftertaste kind of like you’ve smoked a sigarrette. Medium body, quite enjoyable.
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark. Low head. Sweet fragrance with a fruity nose and som sour undertones. Not so smoky, but rather fresh in its flavor, like pears, chocolate, soffee and hops of course. the bitterness is far from overwhleming, but balanced in a innovative way with fruit and alcohol.
ej (683) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a small film of foam
light roastyness with some caramel, bitter chocolate
bitter chocolate with nice roastyness, some coffee
Light to medium body
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mycket karaktär, en närmast vildvuxen smak med en hel flora av nyanser att utforska. En klar överraskning som bjuder på en helhetsupplevelse.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 2010-12-29. Pours clear, red/brown with big, grey/beige head. Aroma is smokey with cocoa and ever so slight metallic. Taste is very smokey. The smoke dominates a bit too much of the flavour, but it doesn’t ruin the beer. Overall its a bit weak and watery.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black at a first look but turns ruby red against a strong light source. Created a hugh tanned head that diminished to, well, nothing. Soy sauce, bitter chocolate, coffee, smoke, tar and liquorice. Dry taste with a burned bitterness. The body is a bit light and I would want a bigger body to carry all those dark flavors.