stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a dark/black beer. The aroma is roasted with sweetness. The flavor is roasted malts. Fresh mouthfeel and overall and average schwarzbier. FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Draught. Dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Rich aroma and taste of roasted malts and licorice. Nice smooth mouthfeel. NosirIwont (2516) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Found two versions with different labels and barcodes, one titled Bryg No. 008a, the other Bryg No. 008b. Rating them simultaneous:
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Bryg No. 008a – 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 12
Bottle. 5.5%. No best before date. Pours black with a diminishing khaki head. Sweetish roasted aroma, stout-like. Flavour is sweetish and roasted, with a light berry-like tartness. Bitter, roasted coffee finish with a sweet note. Coffee bitterness lingering as well as a tart note. Overall decent. 23.03.13.
Bryg No. 008b – 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 11
Bottle. 5.5%. Best before 10.13. Pours black with a diminishing khaki head, a bit darker than the 008a and more fluffy. Sweetish roasted aroma, slightly tart and with a metallic note. Tart, sweet roasted flavour with a light greasy overtone. Finish is dry and roasted with lingering notes of coffee and grass. Overall okay, if a bit cloying. 23.03.13.
Overall, although pretty similar, the 008a is a bit better than the 008b; more balanced and just a bit better aroma and flavour, and also more on the stout-side, although both seems closer to a stout than a schwarzbier. The 008b has more sweetness to it and a slightly greasy palate, which makes it a bit cloying.
Lovely black schwarzbier with a pleasant soft fragrance of dark roasted malt. The taste is soft and fruity, yet slightly sweet. The foam is also extremely good. All in all an interesting and fairly successful beer from Randers Brewery. EHSRanders (2047) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor with notes of chocolate. Creamy palate.
Stefano (2005) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. From tap as Randers Sort. Black coloured beer with cremy white brown little head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and coffee notes. Sweet, coffee, roasted, chocolate, hint of licorice. Medium body, bit sandy. More like a porter than a schwarzbier. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
Aroma is very licorice. Small, frothy head. Moderate bitter flavor with notes of coffee and licorice. Medium palate. austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Draught at EBF. Almost black, firm brown head. Dry chocolatey aroma, roasted malts. Burned malty flavor with cocoa and little hops. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation. Quite nice chocolatey schwarz. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma is very nice and roasted, clear chocolate notes, sweet liquorice, rather roasted, notes of burnt caramel and Danish rye bread. Taste is roasted, notes of chocolate and coffee, burnt caramel. The palate is round and balanced, the body is light and refreshing. Definitely one of the best schwarzbiers i’ve had. Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
Stikprøve 15 cl. Kuld sort hælde med et lille brunt hoved. Sød aroma af malt og kaffenoter af røg. Flavor sweet light, and ligt dry finish