xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint and unfortunately typical lager smell. Looks super dark brown with moderate head, lots of lacing. Nutty with some sweet syrup flavors. Not terrible stuff.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good dark color with good head and some lacing. Smell was more like a grain/bread smell than anything else. Now after say all the good things, the taste was disappointing. It tasted like a nothing special light beer.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown with what seem to be some dark greens/greys. Interesting color I havent seen much of. Small fizzy head, very clear body. Aroma of hops (hallertauer possibly), and some faint yeast. Begins with a zip of carbonation and has hints of cane sugar, anise and hops. Pretty crisp finish with a slightly chewy body that is prone to thinning as it warms. A good beer, but as has been said, nothing terribly unique.
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant diversion - but nothing exciting or unusual. Light tea colored appearance with a thin off-white head. No real aroma. Slighty watery palate. Faint flavors of nuts and that's about it. Nothing distracting in the finish - call this one boring.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grainy malt aroma, just a hint of polecat. Dings for the green potato-masher bottle. A somehow artificial fruitiness to the malty flavor. Some astringency, straw. Not a whole lot of roast or chocolate or dark flavorings. Light bodied. Drinks pretty easily though.
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brwon, thin brown head. bready aroma. Fatty, thick mouthfeel. Flavor is, um, beery, I guess. Not very interesting at all.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is somewhat light for a "schwarzbier", being a pretty dark amber; the aroma is fairly strong in maltiness; flavor is light yet malty, with a little smokey-burnt bitterness offsetting the mild sweetness, no hop flavor to speak of; fairly smooth and somewhat dry finish. Pretty good.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle labeled Einbecker SchwarzbierPoured an ice tea color brown with a thick head that is slowly settling down. Aroma is slightly roasted with a note of caramel. Body is a bit on the flat side. Flavor is a bit sweet and a bit weak also. Finishes dry. Overall very average and not worthy of future consumption.
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.