joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
Draught at Berliner Bierfestival.
Brown coloured with an off white head.
Sweet faroma of malts, caramel and corn.
Sweet flavour of malts, corn and caramel with notes of liquorice. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Can. Dark color with a very thick off-white head. Has a lovely aroma of roasted malts. Flavor is roasty, and sweet. I can really taste the chocolate and coffee. Very smooth finish and quite drinkable. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Aroma fairly subtle malt. Nice dark color with good head. Very nice strong malt flavor with the barest hint of molasses/treacle - very little sweetness. Very full palate. Next to no bitterness. An extremely good Schwarzbier. (Drank from bottle at Wuerzburg Hofbrau so this was extremely fresh). CEZ (415) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2003
Deep brown body and a good beige head. Nice coffe and toffee aroma. Otherwise, an average beer. guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2002
Thick, black color and a nice heavy roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate. I like this beer alot.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Great black color. Really thin head slips away quickly. Chocolaty malt flavor. Stoutish porterish, but without the nice body. I wish the Krauts didn’t gyp us on this one. crdic (105) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2002
This beer’s head is tan-colored and fairly thin, and diminishes quickly. Its color is beautifully black, almost like a porter, but clearer and more noticeably brown. Its aroma is pleasant; very Germanic in quality, but dark, with roasted malt. Its flavor is somewhat bockish, but darker, more bitter, more chocolatey; however, it seems weak, almost watery, and fails to live up to the aroma’s promise. The mouthfeel is somewhat flat; no carbonation at all, no warmth. This isn’t a bad beer, but surely there must be better schwarzbiers out there. I like this enough that I want to find them, but not enough that I’d go out of my way to drink this one again.