Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Krusovicka Pivnice, Prague, 23 July 2008) Dark brown colour, almost black, with a creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of cola, coffee and a fairly molasses like sweetness. Decent, but rather boring.
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin white head lighty nutty.
Aroma is lightly roasted and the taste has the same sweet nutty and light caramel malt.
A little too light in my opinion.
Aftertaste comes a little hoppy with a note that reminds me of a pilsner. Dry finish.
Not the best schwarzbier.
mmmbeer (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Sampled 7-5-08) Bottle poured into shaker- poured dark ruby red that was transparent, razor thin head hung around for a few minutes but had to go back home, thin aroma of a light roasted malt, weak coffee, and small hops. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt comes through cleanly, cream in the middle, very light hop finish. Not bad, not bad at all.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can (500ml). Poured a deep ruby black with a frothy/creamy, averaged sized, tanned head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of sweetish, lightly roasted malts with notes of aniseed, caramel, milk chocolate, prunes and a hint of coffee. Flavor was similar to aroma with virtually no bitterness, sweet lightly roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, dates and a hint of creamy coffee. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and an ok finish.
Not bad just not that memorable.
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Albatros Prague. Thick large off-white creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear sparkling body with a mahogany color. Aroma of light roasted malt, hint of citrus, some butterscotch and nice underlying mild hoppy notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light thin texture. Light sweet malty flavor with a hint of bitterness. Light roasted malty finish.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought at ICA grocery store in Visby, Gotland, Sweden.
Pours a very dark ruby brown with 2 cm dark tan head.
Smells very malty sweet, with wet grain, grass and a touch of burnt popcorn.
Very smooth mouthfeel--ever-so-slightly thick and with low carbonation.
The taste is an immediate dose of roasted malt, albeit very toned-down (I have a feeling this is because this is the 3.5% version for the Swedish market outside of Systembolaget stores), a touch of lemon. Overall, not as sweet as it smells. The aftertaste is very much unsweetened cocoa.
Overall, not bad, but I think Id prefer the full-on Systembolaget version.
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
for a low alc. beer this is great - if i judge by taste i found this a bti smokey, licorice, darkish, but not really especially tasty. Probably the low alc. still the best low alc of this style ive had (i think).
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle, 3,5% abv. Mediumsized, lightly tanned head. Color is dark brown with some ruby highlights. Dry and dusty aroma of cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste is dry malty. Coffee-beans, caramel and chocolate notes. A discreet sweetness is lurking under. Chalky, powdery texture. Slim body. Well balanced and harmonious, but a bit thin.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sötétbarna szín,kemény hab és karamellás illat jellemzi.Íze először édeskés,később átmegy pörkölt gabonás kicsit kávésba.Utóíze kesernyés kissé száraz.Kellemes főzet!
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Can 2008-06-11) Dark brown. Clear. Slightly tan big head. Malts and yeast in nose. Slight carbonation in fullish palate. Flat. Roasted and even burned malts. Hints of caffee. Tiny bits of bitterness. Watery.