GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby-brown colour with a very nice tan head. Aroma of rasted/burnt malt & caramel. Thin body. Nice flavour - toasted malt, a hint of cocoa, and a bitter coffee finish. Not bad...
RichardGretton (4111) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark beer with a strong head and a burn’t slightly aniseed and banana aroma. The flavour is mild and sweet with hints of banana. Overall not a bad beer but could have been a lot better.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice Japanese Black. Reminded me of an Irish beer but there was something missing; tasted one demensional. An excellent choice if you only have Japanese beers on the menu.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this on the Stockholm Beer Festival.
A plecent experience. This one is dark amber in color and has a malty aroma. The taste has hints of coffee.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Dark amber. Light roasty malty, toffee flavour, hints of butteriness. Somewhat fruity. An average schwarzbier, consumed by Tokyo biznizmen?
rlgk (8455) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber. Aroma is malty and almost sugary sweet. Malty and quite mild flavor. Ok but nothing special.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown beer with a red gleam and a nice tan head. Sweet malt, brown sugar and coffee aroma. Roasted malt flavor. Fruit, citrus and slight coffee notes. Very thin in the finish. Still a nice and easy beer.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not too bad for an Asian beer. Dark, opaque, slightly mahogany pour. Grapes, raisin, toffee in the flavor; dry throughout. A little bit resinous; nice dark malts. This will prolly be a staple for me if I move to Japan...
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malt and brown sugar aroma, deep auburn, pours a large toffee head, some lace. Sweet malt flavour, with caramel and treacle too. Thin bodied, slightly bitter. Pleasant offering.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours black with little head...smells nutty and malty...tastes much the same...I like this style of beer, it is just quite unfortunate that they all kind of taste the same...the black beer category is kind of a black hole for uniqueness (I am so funny sometimes...I guess not now though...)