pivo (2540) - GERMANY - AUG 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Molasses aroma that is rather strong. Deep dark brown color with a thin tan head and large bubbles. Toasted malt and caramel tones that imparts coffee-like tastes at times. Dry bitter end that is gritty. Crisp but thin body. Nice drink
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done. SLight roastedness in the aroma and taste, well balanced finish. Crisp and refreshing throughout. Rerate: Tastes like a VERY dark lager.....sort of thin like a lager, but had a enough kick to give it a nice character.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never found this one in the bottle, but a fresh keg unleashes a dark ruby colored, malty, oily, low carbonated beer with a smooth taste and a mild finish. Good pub session beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, roasted coffee. Kicks on the top of the tongue with a malty grainy flavor. Kind of oily and no carbonation that makes it flat. It’s missing something and is somehow unbalanced.
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but also not impressive. The aroma was pleasant, but the flavor lacked character.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is roasty, and a bit bitter. The taste was surprisingly bland. The only strong flavor was the yucky aftertaste. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but this beer left almost no impression on me. The color was pretty...a dark brown.
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite dark, very slight head and mild chocolate flavor
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An easy to drink dark beer not too heavy.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, dark bread aroma with a hint of hop. Pleasant, deep, dark brown color with a fair bit of carbonation. Flavor has some nut, a bit of cocoa and an overriding, dry, burnt graininess. Finish is also very dry with a light bitterness and the graininess gives an interesting texture counterpoint to the effervescence. Light-bodied. I was not disappointed with this beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black color, roasted malt aroma, this is a great schwarzbier.