Jeronimus99 (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 6, 2001
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good dark beer even in cans. Probably the best dark one among the beer in cans.
rwilson5999 (1) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it has a nice nose, smooth approach to the throat and a fluid, charming manner going down. Although hard to find at times, it is well worth the search.
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a mind f--k. You so totally expect stout when you see it. As black as any stout. This, Xingu (from Brazil), and Sapporo Black really freak me out. Schwarzbier? It simply does not compute in my stout-primed brain. If I were expecting a thicker richer version of Negro Modelo, I would have enjoyed this more.
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have a really difficult time explaining this thing. It’s like the bastard child of the darkest of stouts and Bud Ice... in a good way. It has all the flavor you would ever want out of a black beer combined with the smoothness and drinkability of your average lager. Even if you don’t like it, you’ll admit it’s one of the more interesting beers you have ever had.
ROBERT99 (5) - PLANO, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ah ynes the brown trumpet, quitye surprosing. great like a ale or stout and smelling nicely of ham, WHAT A PINT, its definet joose and wine of crab cakes. complictaed eating a wee say of gateau.
Benio (5) - - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
surprisingly good, roasted and burnt malts with a nice finish. definitely rivals some good porters and dark lagers
Grzesiek79 (2753) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Dobre ciemne piwo z Japonii. W odcieniu nie czarne tylko ze sporymi refleksami czerwieni. Spora i pnąca piana, palony słód z orzechowym posmakiem. Przyjemnie się to piwo piło.
Stumblor (62) - - MAY 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red chocolate, but with a filtered clearness with no cream. Tiny bubbles, not a lot of head. Smells of chocolate brownies, charred malts, honey, and smokey BBQ ribs. Taste is all dark lager, malty smoke aftertaste. Slightly less than the nose. Overall dry and pleasant, very drinkable.
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Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 13, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 I found this to be a refreshing Japanese Black on par with Sapporo Black. Head a tad foamy. Aroma slightly more pungent than flavor. Not a very lively tasting beer, but nice and relaxing.