papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep purple color, almost black with a small light tan head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of cola. Flavor starts sweet followed by a light black coffee bitterness and a touch of cola with a quick dry finish. Thin bodied with a watery texture and lively carbonation.
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark body with light brown head. Sweet, light roasted malty flavour. Some bitterness, short aftertaste and not very complex. Easy drinkable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours brown with a reddish hue, thin off-white head, aromas of roasted & sweet malts, flavor is sweet, coffee-like, with a bitter dry finish, good body, ok brew, but nothing outstanding.
fiulijn (13070) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color. Some roasted malt aroma. Dry mouthfeel, some roasted malt, very simple.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle.Mahogany with a small brown head,aroma is sweet and malty,taste is sweet with dark malt and caramel.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a red darker than a black steer’s touckus on a moonless night. Aroma is heavy of malt and notes of spice. Extremely smooth palate washes the tounge with a complex variety of flavours. Roasted barely, butterscotch, pepper, and a fast disolving bitter finish. True to japanese style of finishing quickly with little or no aftertaste.
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark, somewhat maltey and failry good palate, but lacking in any real flavor.
Ungstrup (27819) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A red-brown beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light roasted notes and a dry slightly bitter end, but the body is thin. A nice Schwarzbier.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Bottle. Almost black beer with nice off white head. This soon disappears however. The aroma has some roasty notes but also a bit of metal. The taste is also a bit roasty, some caramel but it’s all a bit thin and metallic. Score 3.1
Subsequent rating also scored 3.1.
Norton (327) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Miniscule tan head vanished kind of quickly. Deep brown almost black color, vague light penetration. A bit of roast aroma. Smooth drinker, goes down easily. Sweet bitter chocolatey toasted flavor does not overwhelm. Carbonation just right. I’d drink it again.