abemorsten (3593) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
0,5 l bottle shared at Cardinal. Dark mahogany colored body with a large light brown head leaving excellent lacing. Roasted notes and cherry compot on the nose. Smooth prune compot and mellow bitterness. Alcohol is barely noticable in the flavor but no alco warmth. Medium body. Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2012
Rather disappointing. Perhaps a Baltic Porter, but far from being an exemplar or even a good one. Just chars, roasts on the flavour and aroma, chocolates, dust, no character, very much an ordinary Schwarzbier. It’s somehow understandable that old German (Baltic) Porters are have developed their own sweet, mellow, syrupy character, but an up-to-date brewery such as Neuzeller could have made a difference and a better statement. Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.2%. Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Large and lasting beige head. Sourish, mildly roasty, woody and "dusty" aroma, hints of over-ripe berries. The flavour is somewhat better than the aroma, roasty flavour with notes of coffee and chocolate, some malty and "berry" sweetness, moderately bitter finish. pivnizub (10568) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle:As black as ink, loose mid-sized tanned head, that slowly collapses; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied and pretty soft; ashes and bitter chocolate in the auite dry nose; lingering bitter-roasty finish. Wow! An unexpected highlight from Neuzelle… HopfenWeisse (1529) - - AUG 2, 2012
From old backlog. Deep black colour with big beige head. Aroma is roasted, caramel. Flavour is sweet malt.
kevnic2008 (11965) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma: burnt finish, coffee, liquorice, surprising sweetness compared to high alcohol content. BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
50cl bottle from Bierpost.de, pours a black-brown with a big tan head, settling to a lacy crema. Nose is roast malt, a little plum and cherry, and some demerara, plate is creamy and initially sweetish with treacle-toffee notes and just a touch of coffee, then turning drier and burnt-bitter with a slight tart tang and a little treacle returning in the finish. Yummy. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a red glow. The aroma is caramelly, bready and light roasted with notes of chocolate and coffee. Grassy hops. The flavour is sweet with notes of caramelly and bready malt alongside grassy and herbal hops. The mouthfeel is fat and soft. Medium bodied. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
Pours a dark brown, with a brown head.
Roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee beans, faint smoke, hops, caramel.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, toasted taste, chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, hops, ashes, some astringency from the roasted malt.
(2012-03-01) culchiem (3925) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Jet black with a tan head. Aroma of roast malt and brown sugar. Flavour starts off quite smoky but eases down to a creamy sweet malt with a dry roast finish