JayBaxter (408) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black with a red tinge and a large creamy head, aroma is malty and slightly roasty. Taste is smooth and faintly toasty, nice enough.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black coloured lager with a nice white head which lasts a fair amount of time. The aroma is malty and a touch sweet. A little light roastiness also. The taste is quite roasty, and there is a little bit of chocolate. Quite stout-like in many ways. Drinkable and tasty. A decent schwarzbier.
Geiserich (2925) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Black color, few, off-white foam. Aroma is roasty-malt with light sweet coffee notes. Flavor is sourly and salty, some grain notes. Dry in the end with some roasty notes. Astringent finish.
MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, as Würzburg Hofbräu Dunkel. Almost black colour, no head. Bready, roasted flavour. A bit sweet.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again in Würzburg. The pils was good so I gave the Scharzbier a tumble. Poured nearly black with a big brown head. Nose of heavy malt witih a hint of chocolate and coffee. Very good in the mouth, and smooth going down. A very excellent example of the type.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black with a beige head. Aromas are light chocolate with sweet coffee. Malty with sweet mollasses and metal hints. Flavours are light chocolate malts with a smoky roast character. Has spices, cola and liquorice. Also has hints of curry (strangely). Addictive salt towards the finish. Quite light in flavour but a lot going on.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium-sized creamy head, dark-red almost black clear body. Aroma is sweet and raisin-like. Deep, dry toffee/raisin taste, which in the aftertaste dries up. An excellent schwarzbier. Taste could have lingered longer, though. (0.5l bottle.)
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Berliner Bierfestival.
Brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet faroma of malts, caramel and corn.
Sweet flavour of malts, corn and caramel with notes of liquorice.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Dark color with a very thick off-white head. Has a lovely aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is roasty, and sweet. I can really taste the chocolate and coffee. Very smooth finish and quite drinkable.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Aroma fairly subtle malt. Nice dark color with good head. Very nice strong malt flavor with the barest hint of molasses/treacle - very little sweetness. Very full palate. Next to no bitterness. An extremely good Schwarzbier. (Drank from bottle at Wuerzburg Hofbrau so this was extremely fresh).