kappldav123 (6158) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2010
Big thanks to Allen for this one. Bottle looks great, as well as the beer in the glass. Deep black, small creamy head. Smoky aroma. Starts strong-malty, modest dry, fine smoky. Finish a little bit sweeter, prickly, wonderful balanced. Very drinkable and good beer! IlBevitorediLA (460) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2012
Questa schwarzbier m’è piaciuta un casino. Scura con una buone dose di malto. Si presenta con odori dolci di malto tostato e cioccolato. Al palato più o meno stiamo lì ma con un tocco salino che la rende ancora più bella. Piena e calorosa. Ottima, ottima Schwarz. squarta (68) - - DEC 9, 2012
Una bella birra scura dietro a una bella etichetta.
profumo intenso e corposo; uva passa, caffe’ e una punta inacidita.
Gusto ottimo. Caffe’ a profusione. Ottimo corpo. Ottimo tutto insomma. ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Bottle @home. Pours black with a light brown foam. Aroma is light chocolate, little malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted, bit coffee. Chocolate aftertaste. Really nice one. kto (1702) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 0.33l bottle from coop.
pours clear black colour with a creamy brown head and a nice lacing. nose coffee, leather. flavour chocolate, coffee, licorice, rye bread. chewy, smooth mouthfeel. nice bitterness. balanced finish.
JorgeLee (2280) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Bignens Vins. I bought a few random bottles from this brewery with pretty much zero expectations. All the others tried so far have exceeded expectations through being solid. This was actually really good. Dark black colour with a thick slightly off-white foam. Strong roasty flavours, coffee, treacle. None of the bitterness of a stout. Perhaps the tiniest hint of butter, but I wouldn’t call that a flaw here. Drank clean and hid the alcohol very well, was amazed to see it’s more than 6%. Splendid stuff. torejh (89) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Pours an almost black beer with a small beige head. Nose of caramel malts, coffee and toast. Taste of roasted malts, coffee and sweet licorice. Full bodied with medium carbonation. A sweet and salty finish with hints of blueberries. Quite good! flying_pig (1686) - SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Basel (2.90 CHF):Rubin77 (2748) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
Very nice & 1 of the better Swiss beers I’ve tried. Good roasted malts & dark fruits alongside sugars & chocolate flavours plus a touch of smoke towards the end; great stuff & very much a beer that I wouldn’t mind having again at some point.
F: big, brown, very good retention.
C: dark, opaque.
A: roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, dark bread, molasses, hint of alcohol, floral hoppy.
T: mostly roasted malt, dry coffee, cocoa powder, caramel and liquorice but not on sweet side, very smooth, medium full body, lover carbonation, very good and my first example of this beer style, enjoyed it, 33cl bottle from Coop in shopping centre Serfontana in Morbio Inferiore in Switzerland.