Ernest (5887) - 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.
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
Crash (526) - 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.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - APR 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a huge fluffy off-white head. The aroma is a little skunked with some noticeable maltiness. The skunkiness in the aroma is too distracting for me to pick out other scents. Ugh, green bottles should be banned. Anyway, the mouthfeel is thick and creamy. The initial flavour is slightly skunked, much like the aroma. Past the skunkiness, there isn’t much flavour and tastes kind of watery up until the finish. The finish is very malty with notes of caramel, bread, and molasses. Skunk persists through the finish, but doesn’t completely ruin it. The only thing that seems mildly enjoyable is the finish. The rest of the experience is a chore. This is very sub-par, and the skunkiness isn’t helping at all. If they put some effort into bottling in brown bottles I’d purchase another one to make sure this tasting wasn’t just a rarely spoiled bottle. But alas, it’s a green bottle, so I instantly don’t care to make a second attempt.
worldleadr (56) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Schwarzbier bottle. Dark reddish/black color. It has a funky taste that doesn’t seem to be the same as the regular dinkel taste. I’m inclined toward not finishing the bottle, because this is kind of nasty. Maybe it’s a fluke.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schwarzbier label at ASS in Chapel Hill. Light brown with small white head. I smell a drain pour. Taste it too. Maybe this is a bad bottle, but this beer is not very good. Tastes like an alcoholic drink with no discernable flavor. Blah.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
another Steins purchase that i should have passed on .. . pours a medium black .. . light foam .. . light licorice and old wet coffee grounds .. . thin and cruddy .. . . ban meatballs. only sensible solution.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@RBESG’06, ABV 4.9%.
Ruby red, small creamy steady tan head. Papery, slightly roasted nose. Carbonated, light roasted metallic flavor. Quite "industrial" dunkel.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schwarzbier label at Bon Vivant tasting last night. Dark brown, very clear, no head. Roasted woody aroma. Flavor is woody, light molasses, nose, sharp sour chocolate flavor, light bodied, light finish.
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. fluffy head and a deep thick maplewood hue. thin, smoky aroma, juicy dark berries, black cherries in the nose as well. on teh palate, juicy, fruity, and mildly sweet. the finish is slightly bitter, stone fruit flavors, and dr pepper like carbonation.