cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2008
(Bottle) Aroma of caramel and slightly roasted malt. Mildly sweet, and mildly bitter. Only very weakly hopped. Carbonation blends well with the overall character of the beer: mild but slightly coarse. Overall, not terribly interesting. gfolivares (67) - McAllen, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours a deep black/brown with a tan head. Nice appetizing aromas of caramel, cocoa, and dark bread. Light-medium mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Wounderful chocolaty malt taste gives way to sweet doughy finish with hints of dark fruit and coffee flavored toffee. Although the taste is a somewhat light interpretation for a schwarzbier, it is refreshing a easy to drink making it an excellent session beer. MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle at EBF08. Weak cardboard flavour. Almost clear very dark brown colour. Roasted flavour, mild, hint of cardboard. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle (EBF2008)joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Coca-cola aroma. Lively carbonation. Rich malty burnt body, but some cardboard too. A hint of chocolate later. A tad sweet, but not out of the bounds of Schwartz sweetness. (Oh, the comment in my Iki review was a troll, by the way.)
Bottle at EBF 2008.
Clear orange brown coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet and malty aroma of dried fruits and brewmash.
Swet flavour of caramel and brewmash with notes of dried fruits.
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing off-white creamy head. Very dark red brown body. Wallnut cocoa aroma on the bases of roasted malt. Heavily carbonated slightly sour coffee berries flavor. Long aftertaste. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy deep brown towards black with light amber glare and a lacing tan head. Roast amlty and mil fruity aroma of a classic schwartz bier. Flavour is dry and light bodied with a distinct acidic roasted note and mild fruity accent. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 [1636-20080829] 350mL can. Sweet malt aroma releases more chocolate notes as it warms. Black brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More sweet malt in the flavour with some wood and chocolate coffee notes. Medium-full body is a little rough. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable and pairs well with a sushi silver lunch boat.
romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008 does not count
(@ Tako Sushi; North York, ON)
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, B.C. Poured with a nice, light tan head, but not very much carbonation. A clear, dark ruby color in the light. Low, roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Moderate roasted malt flavor with bitter-chocolate and a medium-low bitterness. Slow, dry aftertaste that lingers with a subtle roastiness. A clean black lager that, in spite of it being Japanese, would pair well with blackened Cajun food, Mexican mole, cold cuts on black rye bread, or chargrilled steaks. DuffMan (10434) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
Dark brown, clear, moderate tan cap. Rich burnt malt aroma. Very roasty, surprisingly malty palate, hints of scorched coffee beans. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish. A pleasant surprise!