dchad56 (513) - - JUL 26, 2017 ladnewton (1964) - London, Greater London, - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Berlin consumed at home on 14th October 2012. Pours hazy brown with pale tan head. Fruity roasty aroma. Roast malts, nuttiness and berry fruits in-mouth; fruity cocktail in the finish. Zingy mouthfeel and thickish body.
Bottle - dark reddy brown, clear with small tan head . Strong malty chocolate aroma . Ok mouthfeel. Chocolate comes through in taste - ok beer, easy drinking - reasonable finish. fillepolo (955) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle @ local café in stralsund. Pours a dark colour beer with a medium head. Malty with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Dry finish. heno (18) - - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle. Black and opaque color.
Dark malt, a little sweet, slightly buttery.
mike_77 (6673) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour have light toasted malts. Fairly sweet and chocolatey EvNa (341) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle. Color: Dark brown, light brown frothy head. Taste: Roasted malt, smooth, hints of caramel. Mostly medium sweet, very little bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation. Very easy drinkable, softness is tending to British beers.
Juggernaut84 (279) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
Ein super Schwarzbier und nicht nur ein gefärbtes Pils. Super Röstcharakter toller Malzkörper, teotzdem schlank und nicht zu mastig tolles Bier rundrum! Shinaki (17) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2017
Middels ristet malt-aroma. Kjeks, brødskorpe. Mørkt, klart øl. Rødlig, nesten svart. Lett kropp, noe under middels kullsyrenivå. Litt lite humlepreg. Silvan7 (1245) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 12, 2017
on tap @ zum alten fritz. marrone scuro limpida schiuma beige chiaro, grossolana non molto persistente, aroma poco intenso non complesso. leggermente tostato, maltato, caramello principalmente leggero erbaceo. secca, non molto amara, acidula, leggermente tostata, maltata, metallica, rotonda, poco calda, poco carbonata. equilibrata non del tutto armonicabeerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2017
Earlier Rating: 2/7/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Schiuma beige fine poco persistente. Birra marrone dai riflessi ramati quasi limpida. Aroma abb.intenso di tostatura, caffè, frutta secca (nocciola )e pane appena sfornato. gusto abbastanza intenso abboccato, più calda dei suoi 5 gradi, poco amara con cioccolato e caffè in evidenza. Mediamente carbonata, armonica ed equilibrata, molta personalità per una schwarz.
Das Bier hat ein schwarz-rötliche Farbe, die Schaumkrone ist leicht cremig und hält schön lange. Der Geruch, brotig und schöne Kaffeeröstaromen. Kräftig Malzig. Drinking_77 (118) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Review: 0.5l Bottle of Stortebeker Schwarz bier: ABV : 5%
Lovely looking bottle, logo of a ship, really well done and stands out.
As expected got a striking black colour on pour, but also interestingly some shades of dark red. Got a porter style tan head, which was large and very creamy. Head maintains well. Some nice lacing. Not a bad looking beer.
Lovely initial smell, was really pleasant, of roasted malts, some fruits and sweet coffee. Also got some dark chocolate on the nose. A nice balance of rustic smells. Good start.
On taste is very similar to porter, and very, very smooth. No real feel of the alcohol, at least initially. Nearly too smooth for my liking as I do like to feel some alcohol now and again, especially in a slow burner like this. No bitterness.
Safe, nothing extraordinary
Black chocolate found. Tastes light. Nice though all the same. Caramel taste apparent as well.
Nice large mouthfuls.
It is a nice beer to drink and I did enjoy drinking it.
Strong in the end, after the two bottles. Good and can do the business, but not going to set the world alight in terms of strong tastes as it is a little thin, but if it just added a bit more it could be a stand out beer as it does lack a little depth or flavour, a pity
I see they won the best black beer in Europe, a “European Beer Star” in 2010 and 2011. Frankly, that is taking the piss, lol!