worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, - OCT 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is fantastic. I had it once and I was really looking forward to having it again. It introduced Schwarzbier to me. It pours black or dark brown and smooth with a faint brown tint and a beige quick disappearing foamy lacy head. Smells great. Roasted malt which comes with coffee and caramel then moves to a fruity backberry with cherries and dried frutis like raisins and some general malty sweetness with spices. Sweet. Smooth body with medium carbonation. Starts with a caramel malt and liquorish herbal, roasted malt, with a soft rost dry hop finish. Smooth to drink. Bold taste and sweet malt in the end the coffee roast lingers in the mouth. It gives a new meaning to lagar. Should be more like it. Excellent.
Grima (2371) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a local EDEKA market!
Pours deep black with a beige creamy head. Aroma has roadted malts and burnt coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter roasty with some burnt malts. Dry bitter coffee finish.
rodbod (282) - SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2017
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a dense black, with a generous tan head. Not much aroma, and smells like lager, no sign of roasted malt. Palate is a bit on the sheet side, low bitterness, no burnt or roasty character evident, a little metallic hop bitterness towards the finish. Palate is light, fairly clean, medium length. I was expecting some roasted malt character here, but it’s as if they’re saving money by just using caramel instead. If you think of it as a lager and just ignore the colour, you’ll enjoy this.
jh773 (283) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque brown/black, thin fluffy head. Smell is hops, a little dark fruit. A bit of roasted caramel flavor and then gone. Very light body, some charred aftertaste. Cheap and inoffensive.
onceblind (8469) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown hue with a thin light beige head. Dark roasty toasty smooth dark lagerish aroma. Crisp light flavor that’s gently roasty and gently sweet, a little bit dark, smooth and well rounded but just a bit too light.
shanoknowsfood (95) - Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Whole Foods - Beautiful black color. Not bad aroma. But it was like drinking a weak, thin & watery Porter. Nothing to get excited about, and not only will i never waste $2- bucks on one again, i will never recommend it to anyone...unless they like dark, thin, watery beers.
Mindwarp (238) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2017
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is faint malts, just not getting anything same with the taste. I’m disappointed after what I’ve read. Another beer that taste ok but is just lacking substance.
aphasialiu (33) - TAIWAN - JAN 31, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1506) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2017
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A caramel and malt induced schwarz with notes of coffee, wheat and a smell of hop. Slight bite and a little sweetness finishing oak.
john44 (2718) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg Half Pint at Waterloo Tap, London in May 2016 - Very Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Good tan head. Good lacing. Very Malty; roast malts, slightly burnt, some chocolate, caramel, hint of coffee. Light hops. Very smooth. Sweetish with slightly bitter edge. Subtle roast malty & chocolate flavour throughout. Dry finish. Easy drinking. Sessionable. Nice beer! (2016-05-21)
michalsk (4) - Brandenburg, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2017 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Butelka 500ml. Pite schłodzone. Barwa wzorowa, czarna, piękna lekko brązowa piana i pełny oraz palony smak. Co ważne nie jest w smaku słodowy jak wiele Schwarzbierów niemieckich. Najlepszy Schwarzbier jakiego w życiu piłem. Genialne, będę wracał regularnie.