Swordmyst (12) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For all its color it leaves a little to be desired. Years ago it was a favorite of mine, now it leaves quite a bit to hope for.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark beer my fanny. None of the richness or kick you’d expect. Basically a serviceable lager with some dark food coloring. OK, there are some roasted malts and caramel in the taste, but it’s just not very impressive.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Smooth and easy drinking, nothing special. Not enough flavor for a Schwarzbier, could use more chocolate malt and malt in general. Definitely clean tasting as a lager should be but a bit too thin to be impressive. Re-rate: there’s a certain unpleasant sourness in this that I don’t enjoy.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Tea brown body with a thin, short lived foam. The aroma is dominated by bubblegum and cheap milk chocolate. The flavor is also of bubblegum, dark fruit, chocolate and slight caramel. Very smooth texture with a nice level of carbonation. This is almost like a lager/English ale hybrid.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhat of a letdown. Somewhat bland for a dark beer with a bit of aftertaste that was not the most appleasing.
NYDennis (64) - Port Jefferson Station, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2001
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good taste, I thought it went down very smooth. Love the label. Hard to find as it is not a bigger seller.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. It has a very good flavor, and is easy drinking. Not much body or complexity though. Good for a lager though.
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Schwarzbier??? Vaguely dark tasting lager. Very weak hop aroma and not much in either the the hop or maltiness categories.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2003 Years ago this used to be one of my favorite beers. Now I find it a bit thin, and the bitter aftertaste could be mellower.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, dark, robust drink that works in small doses while slightly warmed. It is enticing in its maltiness and warming in its sweet delivery.