missdev (18) - USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely deep mahogany color. Very little nose - just a touch of roast. Effervescence on tip of tongue, very mild and drinkable with a pop of roasted malt in the back. Also a hint of hop. A mild cereal roast hangs around after you’re done. An autumn brew.
gripweed57 (2143) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From old tasting notes. Huge tan head sits on top of a deep reddish brown liquid. Sweet toasted malt aroma has hints of earthiness and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with a well balanced hop character. Good bittersweet undertones and caramel nuances. Nice dry hop finish.
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schwarz im Glas, kein Durchblick, cremige und sehr gut haltende Schaumkrone. Röstmalziger Antrunk, leichte Säure mit Kaffeenoten gepaart, Hopfenbittere im Abgang.
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
By far the best beer by the Monchshof brewery. In contrast to their other beers is this a nice aromatic, strong tasting beer with character. I enjoyed it!
Kleg (209) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pitch black pour with a small beige head and good retention. Great lacing. Smooth and very dark roasted malt with no coffee flavors. Really good.
ebone1988 (1796) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, leather, sweet, roasted malt. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, slightly hazy. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, roasted malt, cereal, leather, bland, uneventful. Mouthfeel is might body, almost non-existent carbonation, dark fruit and leather aftertaste. Overall, eh. Pretty much what I expected, nothing special.
19Oracolo78 (180) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2017
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Birra dal colore scuro tonaca di frate. Schiuma fine e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di malto tostato e caffè. Al palato corpo medio con note di cioccolato amaro, caffè e malto tostato. Nel finale rimane amara. Una buona birra.
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swing top bottle. Dark brown to black color. Nearly opaque. Cloudy. Rocky head. Pleasant aroma, chocolate, roasted grain, biscuity malty. Flavor similar to a Munich Dunkel. Rich chocolate, roasted grain, medium body. Dark malt. Nice. Creamy mouthfeel.
Milter (875) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 Ganske god mørk øl. Tilpas med sødme i smagen. Flot mørkt øl. Savner noget bitterhed.
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Flying Saucer, KC. Pours almost black with a little bit of off white head. First taste was sweet with a bit of bourbon and molasses flavors. Shortly after that my taste buds were set on fire by the San Miguel burger I had with the beer. A good beer that I need to try again without the spicy food to accompany it.
McGarnigle (644) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of those nice ceramic top bottles, scratched up a bit to begin with (re-use, not recycled). This is a decent enough schwarzbier, dark, malty and thick on the tongue. On the sweet side. Very slight chocolatey roast. It’s lightness may be an issue for some, but that’s supposed to be OK for the style.