DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(6/21/08) Draught at Thüringer Hof in Leipzig. Black yet not opaque with a medium beige head. Interesting aroma of some smoke, roasted malt, grains and faint hints of coffee. Sweet flavor of malt, caramel, coffee hints and nice roastiness. Finishes slightly drier with some burnt malt. Medium-bodied. I like this one.
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Toom Getränkemarkt, Würzburg, Germany. Dark copper, medium fluffy beige head. Roasted coffee malta aroma with some caramelly and earthy notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry finish. A solid Schwarzbier.
CH-303 (1475) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Nice amount of head. Basically black.
Aroma: Fruit and malt. Berry-like. Bit of coffee.
Taste: Fruity/flowery. Malt and coffee. Raisins?
fo: 500ml bottle, 3/9-2006, 83/500
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pitch black coloured hue with a thick and slowly lacing beige foamy head. Light-sweet, delicately roasted malty aroma, slightly leafy with notes of chocolate, coffee and a shy whiff of herbal hops. Light-bitter flavour with shades of acidity, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Roast-malty taste with chocolate, liquorice and traces of coffee; quite dry and moderately roasty, slightly bitter finish (12.05.08).
JoeinDahlem (1342) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well-balanced black beer, quaffable yet has some character. Half-liter bottle pours black, mahogany highlights, decent tan head. Light, malty nose is sweet, bready, slightly roasty. Lightly sweet flavor fades into a lightly bitter, roasted taste, with pumpernickel, chocolate and fainter coffee notes. Faintly roasty aftertaste. Nice for washing down a burger. Love to try it fresh on draft some day.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep reddish colour with a dense beige head. Malty, dark fruity aroma with a light bread note. Malty, light roasted flavor with notes of fruit and bread.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a diminishing light brown head. Breadish aroma, dry. Flavour is dry breadish with a mild caramel note, yet persisting dry into the finish.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A deep red beer with a big beige head. The aroma and taste is light roasted, dusty, of raisins and caramel malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Large beige thick creamy head that mostly lasted. Dark mahogany color. Good display of lacework. Roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, bread. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Light to moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Light roasted malty sweetness in the finish.
downender (6524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Near black with a slight tan head. Strong aroma of dark chocolate and violets with roasted notes. Very smooth in the mouth with dark fruits, more chocolate and a decent dry finish. Very good.