Koelschtrinker (20242) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 29, 2012
Leicht süßer und brotiger Antrunk. Trocken dunkelmalzig im Mittelteil, vollmundig. Malzig süß, hintergründig schwach. Dann wiederröstiger, wenn auch nur gering und trocken. Herber Abgang mit dezenten Kaffeenoten. Süffiges nettes Bier. 9/9/8/9/7/9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Clear, dark brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, nutty, some bread, light anise. Taste is sweet, caramel, nutty, some bread, faint earthy. Creamy medium body, some sticky, light carbonation. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2009
Draught as Schwarzer Hahn. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Very roasted and strong chocolate notes. Dunkel/schwartz hybrid! Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. kevnic2008 (11980) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
Brown hazy, big tanned head. Smells of caramel, mslts, spices. Malty body, good sweetness, some yeast. pivnizub (10575) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2006
Clear, amber coloured, small and very stable head that sticks to the glass; sweetish-caramelly to malty aroma, a little fruitiness is also detectable, a distinctive touch of toasted/roasted malt as well; sweetish flavour with a little bitterness, soft MF; sweet-malty, caramelly finish with a little dash of roastmaltiness, that supports the delicate, chocolatey bitterness in the aftertaste. A decent, pleasant Dunkel, despite of its stupid name.........
MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2006
(bottle, with thanks to pivnizub) Clear, dark amber colour with a rather short foamy beige head. Slightly sweet, dark malty and slightly roasted aroma with caramel and cacao powder and dense hints of dried fruits and herbal hops. Initially sweet and moderately roast-malty taste, drying out towards the finish, which is quite bitter and roasty with caramel and notes of chocolate in the aftertaste. Slim-bodied but pretty drinkable stuff. Erzengel (8626) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2016
Old rating. Best before 18.09.11. Round and mild brew. Malty caramelly fresh, hints of chocolate, moderate bitter, round and very smooth beer. Nice. jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Thanks Pivnizub. Chestnut, brown creamy head. Sweet malt nose. Toffe, roast, heather and a hint chocolate balanced by herbal hops. Medium body, light foamy mouthfeel. Sweet aftertaste. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle: Dark copper, dirty soft sand colored head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation.   Pale roasted malt nose, slightly vegetal.   Soft tootsie roll like chocolate malt aspect on the tongue.   Certainly malty, slightly sticky.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems to pick up a little lactose like sweetness at the finish, as it warms.   Standard fare, but fairly solid. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
This comes across a bit thin for me. The body is a deep caramel color that reflects the sweet nose. Nice frothy beige head, while it lasts. Thin bodied, the flavor is a diluted caramel with some nutty bitterness and a light earthy hopping. The finish is watery but sweet. One could drink several of these before realizing what had happened.
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