Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2011
Hazy brown in colour and a slightly off-mocha head. The aroma was quite difficult to put my finger on as it was very subtle. Chocolate brownie and not a great deal else, maybe a little cinnamon? Tough. Ungstrup (38595) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
The flavours lean more toward the tart and fruity in this case with a finish of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much in the way of bitterness and a finish of apple peelings and spice. Middling.
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, bread, and caramel, as well as lighter notes of butterscotch. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, as well as medium notes of bread and light notes of both spices and nuts, leading to a dry bready finish. gam (4097) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
Large biege frothy head red/brown pour aroma chocolate vanilla caramel maltiness flavour sweet taste of chocolate caramel short flavours though on the palate finish mild bitter little resinous beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
500ml bottle. Dark brown with amber/ruby tint, small creamy fully lasting tan coloured head, good lacing. Aromas of burnt toast, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco and some leather. Short initial malty sweetness, long bitter middle and finish. Medium body, very dry burnt finish, light carbonation. At the end of drinking it it was almost like having an espresso (aroma and bitterness). Interesting and has character, would have it again. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
Deep, dark ruby red body with good size, persistant, off-white head. Roasted malts on the aroma as well as Caramel and toffee in the taste as well as some astringency, then some chocolate notes. Drank real well just not too sure the burnt notes are to style.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of the brewery. Pours amber red, tan head. Very nice colour. DuffMan (10728) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Roasted malt aroma, hint of grain. A hint of berry is there too. Slightly sulfury.
Flavour is fairly unique for NZ beer, a light bitterness initially, developing into a toasted malt bitterness and a very odd fruity tannin. Perhaps like plum skin. Finish is roasty and nice.
An odd style for NZ, combining two flavours I’ve not seen together before.
Bottle. Pours a beautiful deep copper amber with a robust foamy ecru head that generates early lacy fingers. Very toasty nose. For the record, I get nothing of burnt malt or coffee at all. The palate similarly is toasty malt with elements of burnt sugar and dates. Finish is dry with mild bitterness. I really thought it was an excellent dunkel. My wife and I enjoyed it with fresh NZ lamb sausages and kumara mash. Fantastic! nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
Draught. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt sugar and chocolate. Same flavour...the roasted malt is quite harsh in the mouthfeel and somewhat astringent. Dry and bitter finish. Would like to try this again as I was let down by the initial tasting. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2008
Bottle, pouring a dark brown with reddish hints and a large foamy beige head. A good roasted malt aroma with lots of coffee. The malt is pretty smooth on the palate, and the coffee flavour not as strong as hinted at in the aroma. Is pretty light for 5.2% and very quaffable. Agree with Papsoe, this is a pretty good Schwarzbier. Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head. Very roasted - almost burned - aroma. Medium body with fairly burned malt accents leaving a malt bitter finish. Closer to a Schwarzbier actually. 040208