Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from cuso - thanks! Deep brown colour, large beige head. Sweet and malty, caramel, roasetd malts, shy hints of coffee. Decent stuff, a tad on the sweet side.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
was excited to try a 12% dark beer but it was a little sour and didn’t have the residual hoppiness that makes czech dark beers so distinctive. thick and with plenty of international roast
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. L8259. BB 14/03/2013. From Cuso. Ďakujem moc!
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with small to average sized tan head.
Mildly roasted malt, liquorice, cough drops and mild buttery sweetness in aroma. Flavour is grainy and toasted malt, mild bitterness, chocolate and mild sweetness.
Watery but otherwise quite nice Schwarzbier. Maybe a bit too sweet too? But definitely drinkable.
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite malty, with dried fruits - raisins - in the aroma. Quite well hopped compared to other Slovak beers. Additives on the label: E 150c, E 954 - why should they be neccessary?
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled draught on Belgrade Beer Fest2004. -chocolate and light toffee flavor, slightly smoked aroma, mild roasted finish
larsniclas (5351) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, white head.
Dry, hoppy and malty aroma.
Rather sweet flavour with chocolate and coffee.
Hildigöltur (5104) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Notes of apples and dust in the aroma. Sweet caramel flavour with buttery notes. Rather thin.
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Johns. Pours very dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, nuts, light hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, wood, nuts, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. 280314
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, said 5% ABV. Aroma of chocolat and a hint lactic. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, hint of chocolat, bit lactic in the finish, medium body. Although just 5% is the alcohol well present.
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 500 ml bottle (brewed and bottled in Slovakia, purchased in Finland) just says Topvar Marina Schwarzbier - with an ABV of 5%. I'm slowly getting the idea that the high % in the Slovakian name of all Topvar beers is NOT the ABV, but the malt content or something. This is a delicious Schwarzbier: Black to mahogany colour, good head, oily garage aroma with coffee notes ("coffee break at the garage"). Well balanced malty roast flavour with just the right sweetness - not very complex, but this proves that a well balanced beer does not necessarily have to be complex to be GOOD. In other words - a very drinkable and refreshing Schwarz. A nice roast finish makes you want another one. Yes, please!