bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cuso, thanks! Dark brown color. Apple and milk chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor ith roast, milk chocolate and caramel. Some partly hidden grassy hops. Decent.
Quack-Duck (8383) - 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.
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, 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.
Camons (7343) - 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
motelpogo (7175) - 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
KnutAlbert (6364) - 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 (6167) - 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 (5928) - 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.
Cuso (5678) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Almost black color with medium brown head. Aroma, chocolate, caramel, roasted grain. taste, starts sweet with caramel, continues coffee with nice bitter finish. Drinkable beer.
Sigmund (5604) - 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!