Palme (5022) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2018
On tap @ Henrik. Nice! This is a deep and dark one, as good as black looking really and it has a nice medium sized lacing dark ashy brown head. The nose is super roasted, more chocolate, cocoa powder and charred wood, soy sauce, licorice with both vanilla and dark creamy coffee. Damn, this smells really nice! Sure this is a lager? Even bigger and more powerful when leaving it in the glass for a while. It has a gliding oily mouthfeel with a soft only prickling carbonation level. Tasty! It's quite sweet, but definitely not cloying. Almost like drinking chocolate milk added water. Is this really a lager, and even more a schwrt!? Burned wood with chocolate, licorice, cocoa powder, milky creamy coffee, soy sauce and mocha beans. So many things going on! I would not hesitate to pick this again from the board. 01.02.1014 jrodooo5 (1775) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Exquisite pour w/ a flavorful punch that you won't soon forget! Pours a perfect black w/ a phenomenal mocha head & a ring of lacing. The aroma is roasted dark malt. The flavor is roasted malt, a semi sweet toffee softness, & a kick of bitterness in the finish. This has all the makings of an imperial stout w/ so much going on & the complexity works! Only 5% too? Absolutely stunning! Bravo. oobawa (1971) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Solid black lager, sufficiently dark and roasty, adding a yummy charred malt complexity to its lager fruitiness. Pours a lovely deep brown with ample lace, and the aroma hits a welcome smoky mocha note. Tastes rather stout-like at first, with a massive amount of roasted chocolate blending with an apple and apricot-tinted yeasty backbone, yet it remains surprisingly light for a beer with this much dark malt character. Finishes like semisweet coffee with a breadlike undercurrent. Nice. Nocturne (2238) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2016
650ml bottle. Black with a heap of brown foam. Roasty, earthy, BBQ, espresso, dark chocolate and hoppy aroma. Similar kind of taste, quite bitter, chewy texture. Very nice. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a brownish-black color. Aroma of chocolate/coffee as well as a hint of nuts? Flavor of coffee, bittersweet chocolate and bit of caramel.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2016
650ml bottle poured thick black & frothy not dissimilar to a half decent stout though tastes & smells nothing like a stout or a lager flavours are malty rich chocolate sugary sweet haven’t overly enjoyed previous Schwarzbiers & considering the rating of this was expecting more ok but not really my thing chucklemation (1826) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a jet black with a thick black head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, earthy hops, and some odd fruity notes. Flavor is very similar, with a sweetness that slightly outweighs the bitterness. Very good, though the fruitiness throws things off for me. puboflyons (3598) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. Jet black pour with lingering tan to light brown head. Big charred, burnt malt character on the nose. Smooth medium to full body. The same burnt roasted malt character is in the flavor at first but there is also an odd buttery character too, which was a tad disappointing. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 77ships (11747) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
650 ml. bottle split by 3 @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Presumably some years on the bottle but I cannot find any date so… Black solid mocha; Nose is lightly metallic soy sauce, umami malts with light mocha. Taste is lightly metallic, soy, surprisingly thick & substantial chocolate body, light charcoal, coffee, dark chocolate. Body feels a bit thinned out but still very substantial. Lovely Schwarzbier. Ingredients mention Free Range Costal Water (seriously, free range water,…. Hahaha).