SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth stuff, I wonder what this would be like on tap. Not particularly ’Schwartz’ in color, but quite dark, light tan head peters out. Not as robust as similar DAB product, but at 4.9% one could slide this back all day and not be overpowered by the alcohol or aftertaste.
hairy (25) - liverpool, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
brownish in color,malty nose ,oxidized,good hop bite, roasty in flavor,oxidized in flavor,with a dry finish
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried the Schwarzbier version, although the Dunkel was sitting next to it on the shelf...Hummm. Dark brown to black, very prominate decoction derived aroma, light bodied, some roast flavor. Bitterness medium to medium low. The main trouble I have with most European beers sold in the US is the oxidation, it’s a long trip from there to here!
legion242 (2088) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby color; Thick and rocky head; Good dry Saaz hops mixed with coffee in the aroma. I liked this beer much more then any of the other raters. Very cool little bottle that it comes in. Very full mouthfeel. Chocolate malt/ clean and crisp finish. Very tight. Bubbly mouthfeel. I think this is a fine example of the style.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain/husks, scorched caramel), with a light note of cardboard. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much going on here, but then again it does smell a bit old. Never had much luck with this brewery’s stuff.
omhper (18721) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nut brown. Almond aroma, rather sweet, medium bodied, rather clean. Medium bitterness.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear,chestnut. Decent head. Nose of german malt, molasses. Weak palate, has some nice maltiness and some grainy touches but thats about it. Water finish and a piss poor body. Average brew.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I find it very humorous that the bottle of ’schwarzbier’ I bought is labelled as dunkel elsewhere. My first impression was, hmmm good dark lager flavor, but tastes more like a standard dunkel than a schwarzbier. Pleasant german dark maltiness, balanced well by good german style hops. Good dark lager, but schwarzbier? Nope.
cathcacr (627) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Packaging sure made this one look deceptively good. But nothing particularly distinctive. I was disappointed with something so dark. Slightly above-average but don’t think I’ll have again.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 as Einbecker Schwarzbier, on tap, 2008
Dark brown. Fresh grainy nose. Lightly toasty aroma. Full malty goodness with some light toastiness. Light tasting but the body is moderate and the character mellow with clean Germanic flavours.
as Einbecker Dunkel, 2001
Chestnut colour; chewy, molasses nose with notes of marzipan and slightly burnt cherry; lightish body but it is filling in its maltiness - slightly syrupy, hints of molasses, icing sugar, walnuts; finishes limp and watery. 6 2 6 2 12 = 2.8