Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can in Gabrovo, Bulgaria - picked up at the local Kaufland. Pours muted, mostly clear brown with a soft, creamy beige head. Pretty decent aroma, just some lightly toasted, brown bread malts, dashes of cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with nicely rounded, bready malts, some toasty toffee, soft earth, mild dried fruits. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish with more toasty brown bread, mellow toffee, suggestions of roast and cocoa, very faint bitter earth and dirty leaves, some further dried fruit sweetness. I mean, schwarzbiers don’t really get much better than this. The balance is here, there’s some decent depth of character...I think this is really damn solid stuff.
tampierre (682) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can , Prague , CZ , Malt,roasted,caramel and cardboard aroma , Clear dark brown color with smaller lacing head , Sweeter taste with light bitter finish , Light body , Average carbon , Not too bad.
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can, Kaufland. Aroma mild, cardboard, soapy. Light caramel. Clear dark ruby-brown colour. Beige head, rather short duration. Taste is again mild, neutral. Shortage of flavour. Rather sweet, light caramel, almost nonexistent dark malts. Some cardboard. Not so bad, but very weak. Drinkable, but sad.
Lukardo (98) - CROATIA - MAR 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,5l can. Colour is dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is malt, toast, caramel. Taste is similar to aroma, moderate sweet. Average carbonation. All in all, not that good beer.
veceo (237) - CROATIA - FEB 15, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark brown color, thin tan head. Light body, watery texture. Chocolate, caramel aroma. Too sweet and too thin for a schwarzbier.
HammerTroll (198) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5l can from Kaufland. Dark color, no head, chocolate smell. Watery aroma, but chocolate finish. Drinkable.
fredthecat (295) - CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
colour is a very dark brown, decent cream coloured head. smell is of toffee, burnt sugar, roasty bits. taste is minerally, carbonation, dark roasted grain/burnt grain, astringent. palate is a bit harsh, overcarbonated. overall it’s poor for the style but tastes significantly better than a similarly cheap german macro lager.
bytemesis (2600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours clear black, large creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is light roasty, cardboard, grain. Flavor is medium sweet, little bitterness, grainy, grassy. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Not going to win any awards, but its not bad.
diomedest1 (54) - - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piwko z Kaufa. Trochę zbyt wodniste, ale ogólnie to dobre. Przy następnej okazji zakupię pewnie znów.
chinchill (1388) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stephans Brau in .5 L can in CZ (from notes).
Clear, mahogany, large tan head.
Medium-light, simple oder of dark malts.
T- slightly sweet, caramel and dark roasted malt; good lasting malty finish, slightly bitter.
M- medium body, good carbonation.