Idiosynkrasie (6864) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, diminishing, beige head. Decent dark malty aroma has notes of dark bread, some grain, a touch of caramel. Taste is initially minimally sweet caramel malty with a touch of bread, slightly metallic in the middle part, in the finish again slightly sweet dark malty with a touch of chocolate. Nice in taste but thin, light bodied and watery throughout, especially in the middle part.
kappldav123 (6014) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Starts fine malty, modest dry, nice smokey notes. Not as sweet as other schwarzbiers, more spicy. Finish well balanced, malty-spicy, still interesting smokey notes. Good one!
MoritzF (9564) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Rich roast-malty aroma, slightly leafy with notes of caramel, dark chocolate and a tinge of molasses. Bitter-sweet flavour, a bit slim bodied with a soft carbonation. Tastes like liquid Malzbonbons from Bavaria with the right bitterness-sweetness ratio; rather dry and slim roasty bitter finish. 16.X.12
mile (3874) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and some bread with light roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, some caramel, light roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel, light roastd malt with light coffee. Lightly sweetish schwarzbier - not too sweet.
Grzesiek79 (4132) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
resin, bread, cheese, coffee, chocolate, cooked vegetables, bubblegum, raisin, butterscotch, smoke, brown, sparkling, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, lively, astringent,
TBone (16441) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml swing top (BB 10/2011)
Thanks bierkoning! Dark copper color, huge beige head. Dark malty, toasted aroma with hints of soya sauce and caramel. Light bodied. Some caramel, toasted malts, some late bitterness. Soft and dry. Very typical schwarzbier.
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Herb-malziger Antrunk, sehr mild. Im Mittelteil etwas würziger, dazu leicht säuerlich. Die Malzigkeit bleibt auf geringem Niveau, das Bier ist fast wässrig. Im Abgang ist das Malz immerhin wenig schokoladig und kann die Wässrigkeit so verringern. 7/6/6/7/7/6
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle, thanks grima!) pours a clear dark amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and roasted malts, very grainy with a hint of dried fruits. flavour has lots of raisins and dark fruits, with some light notes of cardboard and roasted malts, slightly harsh. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
bierkoning (12803) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Steinkrug @ Windfelder Stegaurach. Roast and a bit of beechwood in both aroma and flavor. Ash. Totally dry, yet with some malt character. Loads of character in this excellent beer.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer in the glass is very dark brown, fine with good cream head. Very roasting coffee and toffee-like aroma, some caramel is also there. The beginning part is caramelly, with lots of toffee and a good bitter coffee aroma! The aftertaste coffee roasting, subtly bitter, again with plenty of toffee! In the further course rules the toffee flavor, coupled with decent coffee and a caramel note, which loses something of bitterness.