RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is gently roasted, and the flavour is fairly deeply roasted with a slight expresso bitterness. Overall a nice dark beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Inbreak (6025) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,65l bottle @ home:Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Lett fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta korn, røsta kaffi, lakris, karamell, sjokolade. Lett tørr røsta smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, røsta kaffi, lakris, røsta korn, gras, høy, brent karamell. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
pours opaque reddish black with a tiny toffee chilled head. aroma I’d mostly rusted coffee bean with some earthy tones and just a hint of hops. very heavy carbonation, but that definitely opened up the taste buds. flavor was mostly rusted malt, with a hint of dark chocolate and some espresso. the yeasty sweetness tries to make is easy through but is demolished by a hoppy bitterness that is almost overwhelming for a lager. style rating should be about an 80, but overall is in the mid-90s olio (10272) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
65 cl bottle.laiti (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Pours dark red-brown color with a large off-white head. Aroma of ash, malts, hay and mild fruity notes. Flavor of malts, fruits, some smoky notes and faint licorice. Very strong carbonation, a bit watery palate though.
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 26.12.2012
tiong (7278) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Aroma is somewhat floury with roasted notes, some salty licorice, coffee, soy sauce, cocoa and hay. Flavour has soy sauce, some woody notes, salty licorice and hints of coffee. Even more salt in the finish. Good, but I expected more; too much salt and hay here.
650ml bottleDodgrblu (751) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hints of smoke, leather and ash. Taste is smooth, carbonated, roasty and chocolatey with notes of coffee, biscuity malts and ash. Finish is quite carbonated with some roastiness and notes of chocolate, biscuity malts and ash. Quite balanced and tasty.
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sacramento, extremely roasty, almost a burned finish, good palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
650ml bottle. Red glowing darkest brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has hints of grainy coffee surrogate, some real coffee, some hay, a spicy touch of green onions, hints of liquorice. Taste is dry, minimally roasty dark malty with a minimally metallic touch, some liquorice, subtle coffee notes, slightly bitter and minimally grassy hoppy overtones with a peppery touch, lasting dry finish. This is a Schwarzbier pushed to the limits with all the potential of the style (apart from variations) bailed out. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Pours dark black. Nose of chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke. Full body with bold flavor of smoky roasted nuts. The texture is creamy and the finish is mildly bitter with dark chocolate. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, coffee, lager yeast, liquid smoke and cocoa. Medium body.