hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Faint malt aroma with a little leathery yeastiness. Pleasant and undemanding taste: ash, cocoa and malt, a little dryness and plenty of carbonation. Went down well.
IrishBoy (4094) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; nose of roasty malt and a little cocoa; clear dark brown with a small beige head; flavor is roasted malt and some hop bitterness. Body medium and the finish is bitter.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good schwarzbier from Germany. The pour was a deep brown almost black with a 2 finger tan/offwhite head. The taste was a complicated mix of roast malt/caramel/chocolate. My only problem with this beer is the flat finish. I was expecting to be tasting this well after the finish, but alas I was wrong.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown with a fair offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and some roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, some light caramel and some german hops at the finish. Smooth and creamy without much carbonation.
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a black colour with a longlasting tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with some hints of caramel and chocolate. Sweet roasted malty flavor with hints of chocolate. Dry malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 50cL bottle in Metterich. Nothing special about this beer but I do prefer it with dinner sometimes compared to Bitburger. Easy to drink but nothing remarkable.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There is absolutely nothing special abou that this that I will remeber down the road. It reminds me of a standard black and tan amerian microbrew with a very malty porter style. It resembles a Marzen as well in both smoothness and creaminess. It has very poor lacing and a medium to thin body.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 pours black with a nice one finger tan head. aroma is a nice smooth roasted malt with a little chocolate and maybe a little hops. some nice lacing and medium to full body. flavor is a nice smooth roasted malt with some chocolate and a touch of hops. nice creamy mouthfeel to it with a little carbonation. very nice, very smooth, and very well done!
stoutloveril (21) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich, dark color. Decent tan head. Pleasant roasted malt aroma. Rich, full malt flavor. Clean finish without bitterness. I would have another...and another!
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Thuringian classic and the yardstick by which all others in this class should be measured by. I was pleased to see that its journey to the other side of the world hadn’t spoilt the beer at all and to ensure this I shall buy as much as possible to keep fresh supplies coming in. Such a pretty beer, a love affair has begun.