hopscotch (9559) - 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 (850) - 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 (3471) - 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(The beer was 3 Month out of date).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 (7132) - 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.
notalush (5004) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with very slight, white lacing - mildly fruity aroma, with some smokiness - relatively full-flavored, with dark malts, roastiness, and hints of dark fruits - finishes with some smoke and peppery flavor - quite decent.
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy head. Malty chocolate aroma and flavor. Sweetish with some licorice. Nice and easy beer with enough flavor, but lacks some "bite".
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark auburn with nice head. Aroma is lightly malty with a hint of smoke. Flavor is roasted with dark malts. finishes sweet and with a light body. very nice overall.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pours in a very eloquent and deeply rich dark brown color with a huge foamy head. Some very sweet malts with caramel and assorted dark fruits in the aroma, and follow through in the taste. Very smooth and creamy all the way into the finish.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a deep brown, almost black with foamy head. caramel nose with hints of plum. roast malt and caramel flavors. a nice and smooth palate.