delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as far as lagers go, this wasnít so bad. st. pauli girl it ainít.
i was expecting more oomph given the name, maybe more smokiness or something, but it was fairly bland. iíd take it over a newcastle brown ale.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting effort though undistinguished. As some have said a weak porter is an apt diScription, smooth.
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is truly my favorite lager. I know people think itís too heavy for a lager and certainly too light to be a stout, but this is a great beer. Donít try to figure out what it is and just drink it. It leaves you with such a nice, slightly sweet flavor, itís hard to resist. I havenít had this beer in many months, but it got me started trying beers and good ones at that... It did for beer what the Dead Milkmen did for me in music... not great, but I love it for the transition it allowed me... and Iíll always love it because of that.
ravidesai (951) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent dark lager. roasty malt taste much likr aweak porter.
initially sweet but ends ofn a dry acidic hoppy note.
a well made but unexceptional beer.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark riby color, brown head that is very thin. There is little to no aroma and i find that a bit disapointing. the flavor is surprisingly light and it is very smooth and light in the mouth.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit roasty and not sweet at all. Adequate schwarzbier, but I prefer the Xingu.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice creamy head w. flowery hops and caramel malt aroma. Flavor is much the same, but perhaps thinner, than one would expect. Some burnt taste. Somehow, I found the flavors not well-integrated. A decent beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíve found my beer of the week. it has great taste and didnít leave that what the hell was that look on your face after drinking it. recommend more people try it its worth it.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate 07/18/02: Deep garnet in color, adequate beige head and fair lace. Nose is malt, hints of caramel. Front is malt and lightly sweet, the top light, the finish is dry, acidic, lightly hopped and a drinkable beer, decent but not great.
jazz88 (2645) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Wonderful color, sort of a deep blackened red. A sweet malty aroma with some caramel and spicy fruit touches. Medium bodied and smooth but not much flavor (caramel. Seems like a great beer to chase the spicy demons of cajun food.