salvinian (8) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2010
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
After much effort, I find that there is little to say about the aroma, because the aroma is found wanting. If anything, I smell the slightest breath of rust. This probably has a lot to do with its heavy concentration of head. It is a dark-colored, and quite opaque beer. Even when illuminated with my high powered Stinger LED flashlight, very little light makes it through. Both sweet and bitter, with a little sourness, itís hard to describe--but not entirely pleasant. The carbonation seems artificial, and leaves no finish. I donít know what I paid for this one, but the money can definitely be better spent on other beers of its type.
OK, an hour later and Iím still trying to put this one down. I almost want to dump it down the drain for a new brew. Iím left with the astringent flavor of witch hazel. I am downgrading this beer.
pintbypint (1975) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz brown bottle. Deep brown pour, tan coloured head fades into a film on the surface with some ok lacing. Nose has some sweet dark malts, light roast. Taste is of bitter chocolate, mild raisin fruits, with dryish roasty elements, and an edge of metallic tanginess. Light and mild in the mouth. An ok schwarzbier, used to drink this a lot in my early beer drinking days.
kingstoni (751) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark cola color with a minimal head. Mild aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Medium sweet malty taste with chocolate. Medium body. Slightly sticky feel.
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light beige head that lingers for a bit and settles to leaves some spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and dark fruits. Taste is malty and fruity sweetness with a light roasted grain and hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent black lager that is worthy of sampling.
Braastad (118) - FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Black beer with no aroma to mention.
Taste is sweet with something unpleasant, plastic flavor..
Beergeek23322 (419) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 2010. Bottle. Roasted malt and raisin aromas. poured black with a tan head. Quite thin mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts and bitter hops.
kevnic2008 (5709) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pitch black. Smells sweet malty. Starts malty sweet. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation
TizzleJizzle (375) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle. Poured a black-maroon color with a thin tan top. Taste of grain, roasty & toasty nuts, and fruit. High carb, low-medium body. Underrated Schwarzbier!!
partchapol (25) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Itís bland. Canít feel taste that much. Quite sour but smooth. Dark coke liked color. Color doesnít match the taste.
geologyguy (334) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity maybe apple and sweet...very good taste and smell ..tiny bit watery on finish but very very good!
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tan head very dark pour medium carbonation aromas grassy nut caramel flavours vanilla grain grassy caramel nuttiness sour bitter note not really off putting some okay sweetness and more body than some schwarzbiers I have had the finish malty grassy aftertaste sweet bitter light sourness okay though