TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, poured a cola-like brown with a bubbly beige head. A good toasted malt aroma carrying through some hoppy touches (and surprisingly no sweetness). Very carbonated in the mouth, which when subsided leaves a very sweet palate. There is a touch of bitterness in the beginning, but this fizzles and leaves a caramal-like flavour. Unusual, a bit like a cheap cola with alcohol.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown body. Sweet malty aroma with a bit of smoke. Sweet caramel and molassas flavor with a light smokey ending.
DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle while dining at Mochica Restaurant in San Francisco. Chestnut brown with and almond coloured foamy head. Rich roasted malt aroma, strong notes of both chocolate and coffee. Heavier mouthfeel, almost thick due to the very sweet palate profile, all malt, malt, malt with some soft stonefruit in the finish. While drinkning this I thought it was excellent, under the impression that it was a terrific example of a sweet foreign stout. If you tuck into this thinking that you’re getting a dark lager or schwarzbier, then you are bound to be disappointed. This is NOT a schwarzbier!
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice mahogony color with a good beige head. Low sweet caramel aroma. Very sweet caramel/toffee flavor that lingers. It’s sweet and won’t be for everyone, but if you’re in the mood and know what you’re getting into, it’s not bad.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The sweetest sugary beer ive ever had.. Definatly not a Schwarzbier. I would only recomend this as a light desert beer. Very malty, sugary, syrupy. With a cream stout backbone. Very light sazz hops and a slight smoked coffee taste. It would problaby go well with some chocalate flan, caramel cake or something in that sense.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Roasted malt, soy sauce, and plum aroma, weak to medium strength. Black color, dark ruby when held to the light. Thin, quickly dissipating, off white head. Pronounced prune flavor with subtle hop notes, poor balance. As the glass warms, ham and brown sugar are noticed. The prunes fade, hops grow, and grain appears in the finish. Not particularly a good tasting beer
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
If this is a schwarzbier, then dammit I’m the President. This is about as far away as you can get from a schwarzbier, perhaps a bit closer to a dunkel (maybe) but really it’s just bad. Aroma was really worty, sugary sweet with a light roasty character. Appearance was light brown in color, clear with a small off-white head. Flavor was syrupy sweet, plastic, with a weird faux-roast finish. Just plain bad.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown beer with not much head. Sweet dark malt aroma. Sticky sweet flavor without bitterness or hops to balance. Decent malt flavor but just too sweet. Brown sugar and caramel.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A black beer with a nice off-white coloured head. The aroma is sweet with lots of caramel. A little roast and a little lactic character. The taste is also sweet and lactic. Lots of caramel. A beer of a little character but the sweetness does cloy a touch.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Deep malty beer with sweet and robust flavor. Somewhat like cola. Finished sweet and caramel-esque. Small wavering head. Very nice dark lager.