lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: smells awful! sort of like rotting vegetables, grass, and sweat. smells kind of like the inside of a refridgerator (rotten milk mixed with chemicals)
Appearance: black with tan head.
Flavor: very watery; slight chocolate flavors, along side the refridgerator taste! (like eating old ice cubes that have picked up the "refridgerator" flavors).
Palate: very watery, not much there
Overall: this beer is awful--tasted it along side Blackened Voodoo Lager, and it definitely admitted defeat! There is no way I can drink any more of this beer; I'm very glad I'm sharing it with others.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour but without a significant or impressive head topping it off. Seemed like lots of molasses hiding a slightly roasted malt aroma. Flavour was some coffee, some chocolate, some molasses, some butter but all mild and quite smooth. Very dry finish with a slight but quickly disappearing bitterness. Overall too thin and middle-of-the-road to really make me sit up and take notice.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in colour. Aroma was slightly roasty, with some chocolate. Flavour was slightly sweet, roasty, very mild coffee and chocolate. Quite dry. Finishes with a medium bitterness. A bit thin.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty aroma and flavor, without being overly so. Smooth and refreshing with a slight smoky finish. Overall very enjoyable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous black lager with a strong "German beer" flavor. Had this on tap (in Nebraska!) and liked it. Not a heavy beer. No smoke flavor at all, unlike many entries in this style.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful beer, dark, but not opaque, nicely formed light tan head with great lacing. Lager aroma, intersting nutty and roasted flavor, sharply bitter aftertaste. Thin body.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visually appealing with a deep dark body showing red highlights and an ample tan head. Aroma had hints of roasted coffee bitterness. Flavor hinted of coffee and chocolate and was very refreshing.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap munich and berlin:
deep mahogony hue, with tan fluffy head. toffe, coffe aromas with a medium bodied palate, malty dry character. good black beer. not alot of thesea out there that ive tasted. reminded me of a dunkel.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark black with dark tan head. Smells malty and sweet, grains and cut grass. Thick mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Dense carbonation without being overdone. Somewhat bitter chocolate taste. Subdued roasted malt sweet with a hint of molasses. This seems like a beer that could grow on you, but it hasn't really been able to present anything 'defining' to me. I wouldn't turn another down, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Decent schwarzbier, just not amazing.
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an overrated beer. "The Black beer with the gold heart" it says on the bottle, but that is just more hype. Deep dark pour; tan head. Subtle, burnt malt and biscuity aroma. Weak mouthfeel, somewhat astingent with roasted coffee and burnt grain notes. Finishes dry.