jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks JoeMcPhee-pours a brown ring for a head and dark brown color. Aroma is sour, bourbon, medium/dark malt. Taste is bourbon, medium/dark malt, secondary earthy hops. Somewhat hot.
Bov (12273) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; strong woody aroma, notes of roasted malts, licorice and black cherries; fairly astringent, a good malt body, a subtle carbonation and a strong bitterness; heavy woody notes in the finish; pretty dry with more licorice, chocolate and whisky notes
thewolf (12270) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Skjold Burne, Aarhus.
Deep brown to black with a medium, fairly creamy, beige head. Aroma has heavy vanilla caramel sweetness, almost like Werthers Echte. Rye bread, oak, sweet toffee. Lowish carbonation, fat and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has surprisingly little toffee - there is some, but fairly subdued. Heavy oak at first, roasted malts,lots of vanilla, milky chocolate, dry and roasted. Very nice, even if the aroma is a bit much. And the original was better.
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Klooster. Pours black with a ring tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, raisin, wood and roasted malt. Flavour is over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, smooth offwhite yellowish head.
aroma is nutty, roasted grains, licorice
flavor is licorice, wood (barrel aged notes) , roasted rains. well balanced, well tasting i’d say imperial stout, not schwarzbier. barrel aged notes dominate.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Derek for this 22oz bottle! Poured a dark brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, vanilla, some bourbon, nutty, chocoalte, roast, and earthy. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, roast, and wood. Very nice!
Stuu666 (11636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, roast malts, taste is sweet vanilla, roasty.
madsberg (11612) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown head with a red gleam. Light brown head. Aroma of spice, light roast, sweetness, vanilla and fruits. Flavour of vanilla and barrel, fruits, sweetness and light herbs. Medium to full bodied. Sweetish and spiced end.
Sammy (11487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lovely schwartzbier. Pours black, white head, with mollasses and pleasant bourbon aroma. Above average mouthfeel, a little grain substance. Very drinkable.
Meilby (11108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.