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.
ekstedt (5076) - 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.
DSG (4918) - 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.
RichardGretton (4152) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black beer with a slight head. The aroma is lightly roasted and the flavour is malty, lightly roasted and slightly dry. Overall a nice beer.
Grovlam (4152) - 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.
BlackHaddock (3159) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 17 Dec 2010, my second beer during my 2 July 2010 German beer evening. Poured (twice) into my ’Paderborner’ tall vase shaped glass.
Dark brown with reddy hints with a thick tan head.
The aroma was of burnt/roasted/toasted malts with semi-sweet molasses as it warmed.
The taste was malty, but a little dry up front, the dryness continueing throughout the mouthfeel.
I thought the body a bit thin, but I always do with German black beers, they just seem to lack character where they most need it and have very little richness or depth.
hayduke (3130) - 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.
Geiserich (3066) - 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.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dobre piwo choć jak dla mnie nie rewelacyjne i nawet w swojej kategorii. Rubinowo-czerwone odcienie i gożki finisz są jak najbardziej porządane. Piwo lekko gryzie i zbyt głębokich łyków nie da się robić.
planky84 (1865) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown pour with a beige head, soon dissipates. Aromas of roasted malts, stewed apple, pears, blackberries. Fruity old nose. Flavours of peaches, mangoes, candy sugars, toffee, butterscotch and chocolate. Dry and fruity mouthfeel. Light, sweet-hoppy finish.