TimE (5535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, roasty on the verge of being smokey character. Much more smoke than any other Schwarz I’ve had. Takeaway bottle at the brewery.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Wildeman. Dark brown body that looks like a soda, with a nice head. A malty and toffee nose. Watery and prickly texture. Taste of malts, caramel. Pretty good.
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark chestnut brown body with a patchy, large-bubbled tan head. sweetened roasted chestnuts in the nose, sticky almond, toasted cereal grains... excellent aroma. up front there’s a bit of cola resemblance, but more nuts, caramel, baked bread, dried stone fruit and sweet tobacco to make up for it. body is good but not great - no strong structure, no sharp crispness, but it’s still sound and drinkable.
rosenbergh (11289) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. From Bamberg, Germany. Clear dark copper colour with tiny off-white head. Dark malty aroma with some caramel and tea. Grainy malty flavour with hoppy aftertaste. Quite interesting.
Dedollewaitor (15833) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle @ Bamberg. Pours amber/copper with a small creamy head on top. Some roast, bread, caramel and quite a lot of grain that shines through. Medium and smooth palate. Ends dry. OK
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright copper with a moderate, even foam. Relatively weak aroma is a bit toasty, grainy. Slightly watery, minor diacetyl, and light toastiness. Finishes kind of quick. It’s thin, but there’s enough dark malt complexity to make is passable.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewery. Dark coppery-brown and clear. Aroma is subdued toasted malt, with some herbal notes. Drinkable enough with soft carbonation. Nice toasted malt qualities with not a lot of sweetness. Just a mellow, dry, drinkable marzen-like brew. Thin but has a nice finish I like.
gnoff (9933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle at Zly Casy, on May 23, 2009
Clear dark copper color, fluffy tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
jfb (6060) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a dark, clear copper colour with a frothy white head. aroma of strong herbal hops and sweet spices with a light hint of bread. flavour is the same, with a touch of toasted malt and chocolate. medium body and carbonation.
daniele (8717) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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