Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ogivlado (as were the others) who got it in a trade with Allen (thanks both!)superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2015
POured a very dark brown-black body with a small off white-tan head. Yoghurty-malty dark malts in the nose, with some raisins as well, remarkably nice. The taste is nicely malty again, raisins and chocolate, sweet, some notes of cappuccino-flavored waffles. Roasty aftertaste. Quite balanced. Not exactly flashy, but still a very tasty schwarzbier!
500 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 5/27/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Light-moderate roasted dryness after the finish. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Super clean lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible schwarzbier! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Allen. Dark brown with a fizzy head. Roasty chocolate and chalky malt aroma and taste. nearbeer (5421) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2009
33 cl, bb Aug 09. Opaque with a lasting quarter-inch of cream above. Aromas of coffee, char, anise, metal, dry cocoa and light caramel. Well-balanced tastes of charred wood, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, anise, vanilla, caramel, and tart apple. Maybe some hints of oat and lactose as well. Heavy body is slightly watery, smoothly drinkable with light carbonation, and roasty-dry. Thanks to Allen for this one!
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From Salling, DK.
Brown with off-white head. Aroma of coffee. Flavour with roasted malt.
charlotte (5387) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle.Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of rosted caramel and tar,dry with mild sourish taste and note of chcolate and burnt malt,also some rosted coffee flavor. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Thick black (goes glug glug when poured) with lasting tan head. Inky aroma with iodine and major black molasses. Creamy soft and luscious yet remarkably drinkable and not too potent. Has notes of coffee and chocolate. The interplay between sweet and dry is gorgeous. Well made. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy tan head. Smoked malts aroma with some chocolate. Chocolate flavours, lightly smoked malts. Rather flat, medium body. Tasty. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Black colour with a light brown head. Light roasted, vanilla and chocolate sweet aroma with notes of fruit and coffee. Roasted malty, light fruity and coffee bitter flavor. Arve_Christian (5144) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
On 33 cl bottle at Brasserie Federal, Zurich. BB date 240813.
Black color, brownish foam.
Roasted aromas & licorice, coffee, also malt and notes of dried fruit.
Medium/full body & complexity.