McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 Mahagony brown ruby-black colour with a light tan head. Aromas of subtle roast nalt, bitter chocolate and coffee traces. Tangy, savoury and delicate. Mouthwatering dry bitter roasted malts. Starts off a bit bitter and develops some sweetness but which is quickly overlayed by more yet subtle malty bitterness. This is making it all pretty well balanced. Bit thin and touches of oliyness. Got a dryness to it and leaves a mouth watering finish. This is simple and simply ace! A beer for all occasions from important ones to not so important ones. Goes good with many foods as well and can be used for cooking. Versatile and very enjoyable. BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2008
11.2oz green bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a dark copper brown with ruby-red highlights and a thin light tan head. Smells strongly of caramel with coffee and chocolate playing strong supporting roles. Tastes very roasty with chocolate and coffee at the fore. Caramel and hints of continental hops are also present. Flavors are a bit more subtle than expected but mesh rather well. On the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Not the most robust Schwarzbier I’ve tried, but there’s nothing wrong with this one. It’s tasty and very drinkable. A solid Schwarzbier. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2002
Deep ruby color; Thick and rocky head; Good dry Saaz hops mixed with coffee in the aroma. I liked this beer much more then any of the other raters. Very cool little bottle that it comes in. Very full mouthfeel. Chocolate malt/ clean and crisp finish. Very tight. Bubbly mouthfeel. I think this is a fine example of the style. haukur (2113) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - JAN 29, 2006
bottled at home in Hannover ; aroma is faint, of nuts, hops and malt, maybe the strongest hint is roasted malt, compared with some nuts. Taste is more complex than I expected, the same dunkel character is in any other brew of this style but with a stronger palate and complexity. Again roasted malt is obvious. Nice brew and surprising BrotherBenny (9) - Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2009 does not count
Poured from an Einbecker Schwartzbier bottle, very dark brown with ruby highlights when held to a bright light. A beautiful beer in presentation, the bouquet of malt aromas as well as the complex flavors brought about by the grain bill, hops and underlying water chemistry. Bitter but not harsh, roasted or toasty but not scorched. The body overall closely matches the flavor and aroma so no expectations are lost although the body could be a little beefier and not hurt this beer. The DMS and honey (minor) that was picked up on tasting this beer could easily be from storage of this one year old beer. An excellent example of the style and well worth seeking out.
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 Translucent mahogany, thin beige head, smooth medium body, medium-high carbonation. Inbreak (6608) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Aroma: caramel malt, herbal lemon hop bitterness, fruity, and some dark astringent malt.
Taste: nutmeg, roast malt, lemony leafy hops, and a touch of minerality.
Aroma is briming with sweet caramel malt and rich bready goodness.
Taste leads with caramel malt and follows with roasted grain. Some fruity yeast and alcohol esters add a little complexity. There is a subtle note of blackened malt as well. Finish is mostly sweet, but has a bit of grain-husk dryness.
Old rating rerated 29.07.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Artemis, Celle: Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Big creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, caramel malts, nuts, "knekk", hay, grass, hops, hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly dry roasted, caramel malts, hay, burnt caramel, soy sauce, coffee, grass hops. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
It pours a very dark brown with reddish hues shining through.
Roasted malt in the smell along with a distinct hoppy bitterness.
Roasted malt bitterness up front with a biscuit malt and grain kick backing that up.
Light bodied with medium carbonation.
A very good Schwarzbier.