maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a thick frothy tan head that quickly dissipated. A light roasted malt aroma. Has a roast coffee flavor.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep brown/mahogany with a small-yet-staunch, creamy tan head. Aroma was smoked (but not "smoky") with roasted malts, raisin & prune. Flavor is bittersweet dark fruits within mineral water. Metallic notes ebb and flow. Ends almost as a coffee with roasty, dry bitterness.
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destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle. The liquid was very dark. the head was nice then disapeared completely after a minute. The carbonation was soft. The taste was very light (black lager). It was looking like a black but tasting as a lager. Not bad, but don’t expect big flavors.
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think my pint can has been on the shelf too long. Aroma is dominated by tin, with a sour roasted barley nose. Looks great. A thin very dark beer, toped with just a ring of off white head, small bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. mouth feel is thin and a little chewy with a fizzy end. Taste is smoth sweet roasted malt, with a tangy note. Undertones of green plumb, yeast traces, sweet grass and a light nutty touch. Aftertaste is sweet molasas with a touch of burnt toffie, a slight bitter splash, and a lingering sour apple trace. I would but it again, but perferably from a bottle, I think it would age better in a bottle. Cheers.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - NOV 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) Very dark almost black colour with a big but diminishing foamy brown head. Faint malty nose with a touch of toffee. Medium bitter flavour, medium to light bodied, medium carbonation. Slightly roasty malty taste, hints of dark chocolate, dry and moderate bitter finish. I think it´s not that spectacular, but okay though. All in all an average but still very drinkable Schwarzbier.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue) Oct 05. Despite the rich dark appearance this actually has very little character. A hint of smoky roast and a watery body.
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smoooooooooth! I really like this one, I would have thought the overall rating to be higher.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Served in a 22oz lager glass. 15-20 minutes out of the fridge. Color is near black with a red tint. Smallish oatmeal colored head. Nose is roasty and crisp, with a touch of hoppiness. The initial flavor is moderate to full roasted malt followed by a almost a cafe au lait flavor, some anise, a touch of cocoa, then a mildly bitter and moderately astringent finish. The mouthfeel is average. A good session beer.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 Lightly sweet doughy malt nose with a touch of raisins. Lightly sweet taste, lightly bitter with raisin, caramel and very light herbal hops.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown almost black color with small off white head. aroma is malty with some hops. However aroma is very weak. Flavor is malty however it seems to be missing something the overall mouthfeel is watery. not bad but for 2 dollars a bottle I don’t think I’ll be getting it again.