JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Tap at the brewery, while sitting in the sun in their outdoor area on the slopped street. Black. Thick, lacing head. Aroma of uncut forest, dirt, and moss. Roasted malt with some sweetness. Great palate. Maybe the best schwarzbier I have had. jerohen (2277) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2004
Very dark coloured, brown head. Typical schwarzbier aroma and flavour, malty, some sweetness. Little bit dry in finish. rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2004
Tap, at the brewery. Deep brown, almost black, good lasting pale coffee coloured head and gentle condition. Pleasant mix of caramel, roast barley and creamy coffee in the nose, which becomes more pronounced in the mouth although the sweetness is balanced out by the dry roastiness. Dry chalky finish with some coffee roastiness and a hint of chocolate powder right at the end.
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Draught. Almost totally black colour. Big, stable light brown head. Malty aroma with a hint of sweet liquorice. Very roasted flavour with a little malt bitterness making it almost Irish stoutish. Hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is not as thin as most Schwarzbiers. Mild, but prickly carbonation. Not a typical Schwarzbier, but better. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2006
Draught at the brewery, very dark with a very large slightly beige pillowy head. A complex aroma, roasted malt with rich chocolate. Strong roasted flavours with those chocolate notes, smooth and not too dry at first, but a good long dry finish. Delicious.
Maverick34 (3212) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
Draft. Dark brown to black. Thick tan head. Very light tasting for a schwarzbier, could taste malt, hops, etc. Very good. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
Draught. High and lasting creamy off-white head. Very dark red body. Amost black. Very dry and hopppy burned barley malt aroma. Pretty bitter and hoppy flavor with low carbonation and long aftertaste. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
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. TAR (2742) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Draft at Klosterbrau Bamberg: Eclipsed chestnut. Creamy and persistent light-beige head. Intriguing, potently earthy nose of rustic dark malts, cheese curd, shoe polish, yogurty yeast, rum, leather and black plum. Firm carbonation. Deeply earthy and mineralic with a stiff punch of coffee grounds and a metallic twinge of roast, yet ever so delicate with a gradual development of malty depth and palate-caressing softness. Predominantly dry malt features a tasty light nuttiness and treacle toffee. Chocolate cake lusciousness beautifully adorns the staunch foundation of appetizing minerals. Ends with a mineral and dry chocolate blend with shades of cocoa swirled with lingering rustic, yogurty yeastiness. A rare example where rustic idiosyncrasies are so adeptly juggled with a thoroughly fulfilling malty fullness. An intriguing, highly characterful Schwarzbier. anstei (2169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Beautiful roast aromas. If the body weren’t so light, I would bet this was a stout. Liquorice, roasted nuts. Round and balanced. Rustic. Yum.