beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a bit off with a clear chestnut brown with a ruby-like glow within, the head more then made up for it though, solid, finger high, thick and firm off-white top that sat a good while before fading down to a thick skim, globby small lacing. Aroma is roasty and sweet of malts with some plum and raisin undertones. Flavors are sweet and lightly dry of a roasted quality that aren't withstanding some length or boldness, not that its really all that necessary for the style but it seems to be over quickly. There's some nice subtlities to the roastyness with toffee, caramel, dark fruits, and grasses that help keep its pleasing tone, the finish is fluffy clean and slightly dry which is nice as well. Slight metalic bittering sneaks in nearer the finish. Feel is lightly creamy with a smooth light carbonation and hold of drying qualities within its medium body. Its a nice little drinker, mild and easy.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It's ok for a schwarzbier I suppose, nothing special really leaps out at me though.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg, Sweden.
Dark brown. A soft nutty maltiness makes this feel well balanced.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.I had the trendier "schwarzbier" labeled edition.Sweet smellin',tasting brew.Better than any other "dunkel" I have had so far.I was hoping for a real schwarz and I got a dunkel.It was free and it was decent.Very malty and sweet(needs some hops?)
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Amber, with a wonderful offwhite head. Has a sweet aroma from toffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, some toffee there as well. Has a mild finish, a nice surprise.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crystal clear, mahogony lager with a large frothy, off-white head. Good lacing
Both the flavor and aroma seem to be lightstruck. Skunky. Better flavors and aromas to note: chocolate, maple syrup and yeast. Well-hopped.
Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter finish.
Just can't get past that skunkiness!
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good German dark beer. Nice dark brown to black color with a slightly sweet chocolatey flavor. Good stuff.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful dark brownish red. Sugary aroma. When touched to the lips, a definite butterscotch taste. Followed by some caramel and chocolate. Frothy head which disapates rather quickly.
Geiserich (3861) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 18, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(The beer was 3 Month out of date). Dark-brown to red color, frothy head, of white color. Light malty and roasty, hints of cherry, medium bitter.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black with a thick off-white head. Thick caramel and chocolate German malt aroma. Chocolate malt and earthy grains are most dominant. Finish is sugary sweet, but a little thin, otherwise a pretty good schwarzbier.