Butters (3324) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mahogany pour with fair tan head. Cardboard and astringent. Is this wheat based? Malty floralness. I’ll take a 1554 over this any day.
jeverszeuge (447) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark copper colour. small and vanishing head. roasty start, metallic in a way. mid is also metallic. finish is surprisingly good, aromatically.
glaze0101 (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark with a fizzy small white head. smooth and sweet heavy malt flavour with a hint of berries. Overall rather bland.
Palidor19 (2730) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
There’s not much to this, the taste is thin with a taste of cola and licorice. Its kinda of thin, the rest of the beer taste weak.
Allen (2674) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 50cl. Poor nose with hints of hay, honey and metal accompanied by dark chocolate. Poor. Sweet buttery taste with hints of grassy hops and raisins. Metallic and sulphury. Cloying. Some tar sneaking in. Residual sugars in the finish. A mediocre Schwarzbier. Rather dissapointing.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml screw top bottle... classy! Anyway, pours clear, dark walnut with a fizzy beige head. Very sweet caramel nose, grassy and grainy. Light body. Sweet caramel and grain flavors, earthy and lightly chocolaty. A bit of dry bitterness in the finish, a touch of charcoal. Meh.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(50cl bottle) Small beige head atop crystal clear mahogany body. Aroma is medium sweet, skunkgrass, some roast, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roast, caramel, some skunk/earthy, light raisin, chocolate, lemon lager yeast. Watery light-medium body, some smoothness.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
.5 liter bottle, says best by April 24, 08 so I should have plenty of time, yet this tastes pretty old already. Pours a deep woody brown almost black with a thinning off white - grayish head with some good lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel malts, light munihc, but lots of graphite pencil, woodiness, and oxidized wet paper and cardboard with a good amount of dust and mustiness. Flavor is dirty old mild milk chocolate, nuts, crackery malts, burnt toast, and a drying soy and papery finish. Mouthfeel is a bit weak with a lot of mineral and some metallic and blood-like hints. Meh.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3989) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a small beige head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was perfumey, bitter and tart. The flavor was perfumey, bitter, tart and only mildly malty. The finish was long and perfumey. Medium body. Eh.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5L bottle. I like bischoff in general, but this is a weak attempt at a schwarzbier. It looks brownish-black in the glass, laces a little bit, and looks ok. Sour was the predominant aroma and taste, cheap. Palate is the weakest part, itís not really malty or bitter, and doesnít offer much. Itís not undrinkable, but I donít think Iíd buy it again either.