Acaro (370) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 11, 2018
Aroma: Chocolate and liquorize.
Appearance: Black color with cloudy liquid and beige frothy head.
Taste: Light sweetness.
Palate: Light body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Short bitter chocolate finish.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink but very weak. Leaves short memories. Goes as a snack or for desserts. StilleStorm (1596) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2018
DAAIB; Can 0,5l. Pours moderate, black, with a moderate lasting, tan head. Nose is light to moderate, roasted malt, grain, light chocolate and spice. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a lasting sweet malt finish. Body is medium, texture oily, carbonation is soft.
NordicV (2696) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2018
Brun öl med inslag av rött. Medelstort brunt skum. Doft och smak av karamell, rostad malt och mörkt bröd. HenrikSoegaard (14876) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2018
Can. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter ok roasted flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice. Yarowind (77) - RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2018 На удивление весьма неплохо пошло. Этакий младший брат Гинесса - попроще, менее ароматный и маслянистый, но вполне питкий.
biilz (381) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2017
Аромат приятен, чувствуются черный шоколад и солод. Цвет благородный, красивая кофейная пена весьма долго держится. Напиток совершенно не газирован. Во вкусе ощущается карамель, горький темный шоколад. Сразу после глотка 2-3 секунды неприятное ощущение в орту. Послевкусие с кислинкой, в основе горький шоколад. hrabren (2120) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2017
Got this one last summer at a local supermarket in Bucharest. Shared with lovely Anja. Ruby to brown, lasting small tan head. Roasty, dark malts, light caramel. Sweet, sugary with some roasty flavours. Medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly sweet finish. Not bad. blackisle (3038) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2017
Can 50cl. from from Mioritza grocery shop, The Hague, @home poured into a teku glass. Clear deep ruby brown, huge frothy tan head, fairly lasting, light lacing; aroma roasted mals, cocoa, caramel, light molasses; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, light caramel, light spicy note; mild malty sweetbitter aftertaste, light chocolate, light earthy notes; medium body, watery texture, average carbonation; quite nice schwartz. bilcho1 (335) - Ruse, BULGARIA - SEP 29, 2017
500ml can from Billa in Sinaia, drunk at home. Pours with a creamy brown head that lasted a few minutes leaving heavy lacing. Probably clear, but it is so dark as to be opaque. Intense roasted malt, burnt toast, dark chocolate and hints of wild cherry on the nose. Mouth-filling creamy texture with slight sweetness and long-lasting smooth bitterness. Perfect balance of carbonation, sugar and bitter malts. Overall, a truly wonderful dark beer. Gangstergafje (1437) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
26-09-2017; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in Cluj Napoca, Romania).
The looks of the beer are very nice. I like it. The color of the beer on the naked eye is black. Only the strong flashlight from my phone reveals an extremely dark brown color, slightly lighter than black. The beer seems cloudy, but it is to dark to clearly tell. On top of the beer a thick layer of rough brown foam is formed. Foam retention is rather low. After a minute or so only a thin drape is left.
The smell of the beer is very nice. It is a pure Schwarzbier. The smell is filled with nice malty aromas. I smell caramel, some liquorice, syrup, toffee, chocolate and a hint of coffee. The later 2 are only mild. I also smell some nice dark fruit. There is a hint of plum and something remotely reminding me of cherry. Nice. Besides the malts and fruits, I also smell some hops. They give a nice fresh fruity twist to the mainly bitter smell. Nice.
The taste of the beer is als nice. I taste some nice malty rather sweet flavours, like caramel, toffee and chocolate, together with more toasty bitters. The fruity flavours are a bit less. The hops give a nice bitterness to the beer. It is nice, but some of the sweets are a bit weaker then they where in the smell, resulting in a taste that is slightly less balanced than the smell. But it still is very good though.
The palate of the beer is nice. The body is medium-full. The beer is quite smooth, with a slight sticky bitter thing. Carbonation is high. The finish of the beer is nice. It contains some nice chocolate, together with some nice flours of malts and some fruity hops. I like this beer. It is a very good Schwarzbier. Especially for a beer from a big brewery like Ursus it is remarkably rich, full and flavourful. I would buy and drink this beer again if I'd had the chance. Definitely worth a try when you're in Romania. Nice, since the fact that it is probable available from nearly every supermarket (given the fact that I bought it in a rather small supermarket).