Finn (4141) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark black. Creamy head. Aroma of coffee. Roasted flavour. Sweet roasted aftertaste.
Rune (7988) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
334ml bottle. Almost black body toppd by a medium off-white head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty character. Smooth and crispated. High level of carbonation (at a sushi bar in Gray’s Inn Road, London 15.09.2006)
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to DenverLogan. The bottle is at least a year old and has very little English on it. Said "Dark brown ale" on the bottle, IIRC. The beer pours to a dark brown body. The aroma is richly dark malts with black patent and sweet chocolate chips. The flavor is sweet dark chocolate, light tart barley and cocoa.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark pour tiny tan head heavily sweet sugars and carmel aroma not a great sweet. avg pal. over sweet flavor all sugars and some light roast.. not good.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body, quickly dissapating tan head. Aroma is a light smoke, with crystal malt, chocolate, and raisen. Taste is a light chocolate and dried fruit with a hint of smoke. Nothing special.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
anything that say "BLACK" on the label i like. found this at a dept store in tokyo. dark brown pour with a fluffy mushroom head. nose of nutty roasted malts. flavors continue onto the palate but spill off with a watered down character of the beer. eh?
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Nice almost opaque black pour, with a beige froth that leaves no lace, but looks good. Aromas of faint malt, coffee, and mild dark chocolate. Tastes somewhat nutty, dark chocolate, watery coffee. FInishes fast, mildly bitter. I’m not a huge Schwartz fan.
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful black walnut color with hints of red in the light. Lght tan/off white head. Smooth, light flavor with hint of nutty roast. Very light body overall with minimal to no hop flavor. Easy drinker.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark black, off white head, nice lacing. Nose is lightly sweet, some metal and roast, light fruit and juice. The falvor is thin, some astringent roast and metallic hop bitterness. A bit of coffee and chocolate, the finish is light and thin, decent schwarz.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crimsony brown, thin tan creamy head. Nose held soft notes of mild roasted chocolate and toast. Flavor held similar characteristics with more light roasty notes, touches of nuttiness, and a very soft late hop tone. Light bodied and watery, medium carbonation, roasty, lightly bitter finish. The key word throughout is certainly light. Not terrible, but I just recommend sticking to the Ichiban for sushi…