rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma: The smell is typical for heavy roasted malt, burnt bread, coffee, some anise and dried fruit.Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2009
Appearance: The beer is black. A cream colored foamy head, no lacing.
Taste: Initially sweet, raisins and dried dates, sour apples, some sherry, dark chocolate, nuts and cherry seeds.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, soft with small bubbles.
Overall: Really god, and really much beer for the relatively low ABV.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2010-10-14.
500 ml bottle. Dark brown. Looks hazy. Small off-white head that clings to the glass. Motor oil aroma. Nuts and licorce in the nose. Refreshing flavours initially. Medium-bodied. Light nutty flavours balanced by a roasted dry maltiness. Nicely balanced, and quite nice for a schwartzbier. Unlike most of them this one has a personality. Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle: Black colour thin white head. Aroma of citrus, coffee, caramel,Iron and a nice hopy nose in the end. Flavor is caramelly, nice long coffee smouth mouth feeling.Thin to medium body, and a nice mixed coffee/caramelly finish. (It had some Porter caracter) tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Close to black body with a faint reddish glow when held upon a bright light. A huge, creamy, light-brown head forms very easily, so it takes quite some time to pour the glass. The head is long-lived and laces the glass well. Quite strong and very malty aroma, with heavily roasted notes, coffee and dark caramel. Also some light hoppy notes, traces of dark fruits and a whiff of tobacco. Light to moderate sweet taste, the same goes for the bitterness. Rather strong roasted to burnt aroma, coffee, caramel and a bit too much dry ashy yeast. Faint smoke and tobacco, even fainter dark fruits. Quite light body, too lively carbonation, and all the yeast gives both a dry texture and a light metallic feel. Still a very nice beer. Foffern (1877) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2012
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour with a medium beige head. Wonderful roasted aroma of leather, wood, oak, dark chocolate and hints of smoke. More roast in the flavour along with coffee, leather and dark berries. Light and silky mouth feel, and light bitterness. A fantastic and easy-drinking dark beer.
Linnet (1830) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2009
Deep black colour, small tan head, lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted and a bit acidic, coffe and smoke. Flavour is rich, roasted, coffee, smoke and with a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with small bubbles. This is really good! Sigtuna is very much an up and coming brewery at the swedish micro brewery scene. Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2011
50cl bottle. Black with a huge brown head. Smells smoky and soy. Tastes smoky malty and abit soy with a simlar finish. LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Botlle. Pours a dark red/brown with a beige head. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, some burnt notes and hazelnuts. Taste: Coffee (kokkaffe), dark chocolate, licorice, some, just a hint of smoke. I think the mouthfeel is a bit thin, but very nice overall. Raised from 3.5 in October 2011. Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2010 Bottle 2010. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, coca cola, coffee, caramel. Flavor: roasted malt, dark fruitiness, coffee, caramel, rye bread, licorice, light bitterness. A bit stout/porter like. Light mouthfeel. Flavorful, but easy drinking. Very good with bacon and eggs. Re-rated 101008. BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet coffee, hops and some metal. The taste is somewhat thin and watery, with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The aftertaste is made up of burnt malt and hops. Drinkable but rather boring beer!