AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, sweet caramel. Flavour is roasted, caramel, weak coffee.
fellebag (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. Small white head, nice layer. Almost opaque. Medium too full body. Aroma has licorice and roasted coffee. Flavour is chocolate and coffee.
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visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Bon Voyage, Berlin. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Roasty aroma with malt, coffee, chocolate and hints of caramel and hops. Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. This was my favourite from the tasting pack I tired some years ago, and I still find this one very nice. Rich and roasty flavorus with a balanced bitterness. Surprisingly refreshing and not as sweet as some schwarzbiers I have tried. Sessionable, and certainly a decent brew in my opinion.
jolo (843) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A clear dark brown colour with a small light brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, coffe and liqourice. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A little thin body but all together a good schwarzbier
villevav (189) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is well-balanced and roasty. Refreshing palate. I’d recommend this, although it is not as diverse nor refreshing as the best schwarzbiers.
Nisse666 (3761) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB cons 2013-03-17 Göteborg
AR: heavy roasted malt, farin, melas, dark cacao powder - even more when poured
AP: ruby red (dark), stouthy sand colored head
F: rich chocolate (not of the highest quality), vanilla, smooth and round body, nice carbonation and medium bitterness, some roasted malt, à hint of sweetlicorice, finish is baking chocolate of good quality and some vanilla
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle with friends. Pours a hazy treacle brown/black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a subtle blend of chocolate, caramel, pine and sweet citrus. Tastes mainly sweet with a hint of hop bitterness - mostly caramel again with a breadiness and underlying herbal pine. Quite tasty. Lingering sweet aftertaste, lively carbonation, but a disappointingly light mouthfeel for such a dark beer. Quite impressed with this offering, it served as a nice contrast to the Brooklyn Lager I was drinking. Would drink again if I could get my hands on it.
TEJA (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a sixpack at Systembolaget, Sweden.
Low carbonation when opening the bottle. Big brown head that is semi lasting. Sweet chocolate aroma. A bit chocolate also in the taste. Smooth taste with small bitterness. Medium body and just a medium beer.
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 ml bottle, piured into a big english pint glass. ABV 5.0%
Deep brown colour on the body. On top a two fingers tall beige head with low retention and no lacing left behind.
Aroma is mostly roasted malts, with hints of dark chocolate.
Taste is mildly bitter and follows the nose. Lots of roasted malts and at some point the dark chocolate kicks in and gives this beer a very nice flavour, with just a tiny bit of sourness on the finish, where I also tasted some spices.
Medium on the body with light to moderate carbonation.
I got this with a six pack of different Stortebeker beers and till now this one was the best of them.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle poured into the correct vase shaped glass in the lovely Sophien’Eck a bar in Berlin on 21 Feb 2013.
I found the beer to be a lot sweeter than I expected.
Looked good in its glass: dark reddy brown in colour with a good off-white head of creamy foam that covered the vase with lacing as the beer level sank.
The aroma was of malted biscuits and toasted brown bread but with no real hints to the sweetness within the brew.
Sweet malty molasses ruled the taste completely for me: it was OK but a shock to my system. I’d had a draught Schossler Alt just before this and the contrast was huge flavour wise.
Medium to thin on the body depth, not unusual for a Schwarzbier I suppose.
Overall I enjoyed it: but I do have a sweet tooth.