Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown. Slightly chocolatey, cocoa aroma is sort of fresh. Toasty, biscuity palate with hints of cocoa. Slightly thin. The body is a bit charred, not my type of schwarzbier.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Black, pretty much opaque with a slight red tint. Fizzy but lasting beige head and no lacing. The slightest hint of diacetyl is here, strange! Wet grain aromas. Brisk carbonation is light and refreshing. Nice toastiness and burnt qualities. The sourness is strange but falls just short of being offensive.
daniele (8283) - ITALY - APR 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
scura schiuma non abbondate pèoco persistnete note maltate dolciastre e tostate in bocca malto tosature ma disarmonica
asheft (3007) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice toasty aroma with some plums and coffee. Clear, but practically opaque garnet with a lasting and lacy tan top. Nicely balanced sweet base malt with smoothening liquorice and bread crust flavours that end in a pleasant bitter bite. Even a little bit of hay and lotus root. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter in the finish.
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught, at the Gaststätte Klosterbräu, Bamberg) pours a dark ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, light herbal hops and butter. flavour of grainy roasted malts, with strong coffee and light butter notes. medium body and carbonation, light roasted-bitter finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewery tap. A black colored beer, with a thick dark beige foamed head. The aroma of dark malts, caramel and hops. The taste of dark fruits, like prunes, a little bit chocolate malts, with a nice hopbitter. A nice smooth after bitter. When the temperature of the beer is rising, the chocolate taste is stronger.
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark chestnut body, beige lasting head; pleasant caramel warm nose; Fresh warm slightly sweet balanced body; Slightly smoked (?) finish, caramel warm. Very special and very nice beer.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a tan head. Roasted and smoky aroma. Sweet and roasted flavour with hints of coffee and smoke. Medium bodied, some bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good.
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl at Klosterbrau in Bamberg.
Pours black with brownish head.
Aroma is roasted.
Taste, roasted, malty with notes of caramel, lightly hoppy.
Leaves a nice coffee aftertaste.
Hard to believe the abv is only of 4.9%
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle bought in Bamberg.] Nice darkbrown look with off white head. Notes of sweet light roasted malt, straws, bread, caramel and some sticky carbonation. Great beer!