BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, sticky head & some lacing, all tan. The aroma is rich with roast and subtle hops, all there to balance. The flavor is creamy, light notes of mocha & fruity with some astringency. The hops are apparent in the finish but there’s a nice light carob taste that creams its way through. good!
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted in Ottawa. Obtained from Depanne Plus in Hull QC. Appearance is black, with a medium white head that remains in the glass. Very non-descript aroma, slight matly scent but is hard to pick up. Flavour is very roasted buttery sweet, almost like a butter toffee taste. Finishes with a slight mellow hoppiness.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color. Clear. Thanks Lubiere. Malty flavor. Tan head. Good beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Lubiere. Dark brown and clear. Tan head. roasty malty aroma. Malty flavor. Sharp malty bitterness. Decent.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt aroma. Black body with generous, thick tan head that lasts nicely. Very appealing looking beer. Huge roastiness in the falvour almost reminiscent of a porter but this has a definite lager mouthfeel and is actually quite refreshing. Bottle.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque blackness with a thick, puffy, and well-lacing, light tan head. Aroma is mildly malty and burnt. Smooth flavorful body has lots of caramel and roasted malts and hints of dark chocolate. A good easy drinking schwarzbier, but just doesn't quite have the substance to be more highly rated.
piscator34 (2298) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 edition. Pours black with a fair amount of carbonation. Muted aromas of malt and coffee. Flavors begin with espresso and chocolate malt, and finish with notes of roasted almonds. I'm never quite sure how to comment about the palate of Schwarzbiers, because I tend to associate their flavors with a heavy mouth feel, and they (by their very nature) tend to be lighter and more carbonated. Confusing, but still a delight. Thanks Lubiere!
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours midnight black with ruby on the edges. Large foamy tannish head, with what appears to be very sticky lacing. Heavy roasted malts on the nose, along with minor notes of coffee/espresso. Almost appears more of a dark porter than a blackbier. Welp, certainly tastes more like a blackbier, burnt! Burnt malts and a light hop profile on this one. A bit thin on the body, but otherwise quite nice and easy to drink. Finishes with a light bitterness and a slight nutty tinge, not to mention the burnt malts. Rather enjoyable. Thanks goes out to Rastacouere for the trade!
Lubiere (12678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 version (seal). Deep black but clear with a nice moka coloured head. Smoked malt and bitter chocolate taste , where the roasted notes come out well, and light hop in the finish. Very good body. However, in a blind tasting, this would have been classed as a porter as I tought the malts and hops where more typical of that style.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, tan head of medium size. Aroma first of roasted malt, then some strange metallic smell which soon left room for hoppy berries. The flavour is coffeeish bitter, though some very nice malty nice to balance it. Somewhat thin, though this gives it a nice lightness. Overall, quite a well balanced beer. Enjoyable. Bottle.