Brewed by Zerodegrees
Style: Schwarzbier
Blackheath, England


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Regular. Only available from the brewpub, served under air pressure from tanks. Also occasionally available in cask.
A deep dark Czech style lager. Roasted and caramelised malts give chocolate and coffee flavours and a lasting cappuccino-style collar of foam.

berkshirejohn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6074) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at Zero Degrees, Reading, stated ABV 4.6%. Pitch black with a ring of beige head, and high carbonation; aroma of dull chocolate malts; dry and spritzy in the mouth with a good chocolate malt flavour; soft and sweet to finish with an underlying bitterness. Rather light and inconsequential overall.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Keg at Zerodegrees Blackheath. It pours hazy/murky deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, plenty of dirty sulphur, burnt egg sandwich, sweet roast, manure, rivita and burnt toast. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy roast, rivita, cocoa powder, slight stickiness, pepper and weak coffee grounds with a dry, toasted finish. Light - medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Wow that aroma is very off-putting. Taste is better, but still not great. A poorly executed beer for sure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: Zero Degrees (Bristol). Very little nose but heavy hit of roasted malts when tasted. Gives way to rising smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Keg. Appearance is black, with a half-finger beige head. Aroma- hops, chocolatey malt, cocoa, spice hints. Taste- crisp, hoppy lager, with hints of milk chocolate and dark malts. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3233) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Keg @Zero Degrees, Cardiff. 12-08-2014.
Pours quite dark with little tan head. Roasty, caramel, liquorice aromas. Taste follows the nose. Nice and tasty dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts, grain, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets coming up quickly, grains and toasted malts again, lively carbonation. Overall: decent Dunkel, quite well-balanced. Pint at Zerodegrees, Blackheath.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1954) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a black colour, taste is of roast malts and liqourice, smokey on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Draught at the Reading Zerodegrees Brewpub on 22 March 2014. Poured a dark brown, with a halo of rocky, beige head. If I didn’t know better, I would have assumed that this was a pint of cola. Aroma of burnt sugar, toasted malt and rye bread. Dark malt flavours, with notes of brown sugar and chewy grain. Finish was bread, liquorice and grassy hop. Definitely the best of their beers that I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Dark with a beige head that lasts nicely. Rich roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel, some dry hop to balance - really nice beer, easily the best of the three I tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Keg at Zero Degrees, Bristol. Very good, smooth coffee flavour. Quite nice. Easy to swig. A pleasant surprise. One of the better Schwarzbiers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (1516) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Served at the Zerodegrees brewpub in Bristol. A black lager with a small white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma.

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