Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black. Aroma is dominated by strong coffee notes. Flavour is roasted and malty. Finish is quite hoppy, but also sweet with toffee notes. The complexity of all the ingredients makes this the greatest Schwarzbier in the world. This is a world class beer.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a medium sized off-white head. Nice roastedness with notes of malt, dark dried fruit, metal, grain and dark berries. Very well balanced.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2005 Going slightly against the grain here.... Bottle at Chris’. Looks ok but the aroma it gives off is one of rotting flesh and putrid fruit, and that’s how it tastes also. Absolutely appauling. It doesn’t deserve a decent score, im not convinced it was a bad bottle so back to a bad score.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
London Gathering Nov 05: Clear brown with a beige head. Simple choc malts flavours, with a suprising tart edge. Drinkable, but I suspect this bottle was tainted.
Bamsen78 (1978) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightæy hazy very dark brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and caramel. Bitter, roasted onset, gradually replaced by malty and caramellish notes, ending dry on a hoppy note. A really nice Schwarzbier.
BeerViking (1815) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a huge but fast-settling mid coarse cream-coloured head, faint aromas of coffee, plum, leather and bread. More coffee on the palate, quite dry and lightly roasty, a little hop bitterness and burnt caramel in the mid-body, then dry-bitter, roasty and slightly salty in the aftertaste.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Malæty sweetness in the nose, good roast. Dark borwn to almost black colored beer with a beautiful ruby tint, nice medium off-white head on top. Roast in the flavor, sweetness, coffe and chocolate notes. Very balanced and a nice full body. Best schwarzbier ive ever tried.
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nearly black body, small off-white creamy head, mostly diminishing. Light smell of malt and cola, roasted coffee shines through. Medium bitter start, gets even more bitter at the end, lightly sour. Medium body, oily but watery texture, average carbonation, bitter and surprisingly long finish. Good one
prawlie (1018) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle at home, swapped with Welshwizard645, poured into a pint glass, in as close to a German stab into the glass of beer pouring style as I could manage. Not quite black and opaque, but very dark with an at first lively head - due to not being handled very well. Smells dark, roasted and rich, very good. Tastes nice, like a good English mild. Tastes of nuts, roast, a hint of coffee and generally pleasant. Like a good English mild it is flavoursome and in part 2D. However its a fine beer, and clearly not as wide reknown as it should be. Rather good.
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
(Sample at Papsø’s) Pours a clear dark brown with little, off-white head. Aroma is very faint and almost undetectable - woody? Thin-bodied, watery texture, soft carbonation and a short, flat finish. Taste is cardboard or not much of anything - neither sweet nor bitter - nor sour for that matter. I guess it’s not my kind of beer style.