T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Malty smell. Taste is sort of bready. It is an easy going beer with a lighter taste than its appearance suggest. I think it would make a good session beer.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via SoLan. Pours a clear very dark brown colored body under a foamy one finger beige head. Decent retention and some light lacing. Aroma is of grainy nutty and roasted malts. Nice mild flavor, mostly dry nutty and lightly roasted malt with a chalky and lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a fairly dry chalky texture. Moderate fizzy carbonation. A pretty darn good Schwarzbier.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like coke with tan bubbles. Roasty aroma with licorice and apples. Strong rotten apple taste. Sweet but light and dry. Strange combination in both tastes and texture, and a bit boring, but very decent.
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - FEB 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 500ml bottle. Dark with beige head. Nice roast aroma. The taste is also of roast malt, a little bitter. The standard schwartzbier for me, at least in terms of availability (Brazil). I love to drink it!
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms, Umeå. Smells of public toilets late on a Saturday night. Tastes faintly port and overly sweet - a mix of flat coke and treacle. I don’t think Schwarzbier is a style I’ll ever really warm to..........
Cranberryboy (18) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and almost sweet for a darker beer. Some definite hints of chocolate. One of my favorites.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle Dark pour with a hint of red in the light. Sweet smell, not really malty sweet, just sugar sweet. Same with the flavor, there really isn’t much becides weird sweetness. I really don’t care for it.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 (Draught) Pours dark with some beautiful red hints. Caramelly, roasted aroma with some chocolate and grassy/herbal hop tones. Hints of dark bread. Roasted and light hoppy flavour with a sour sting. Light bitter. A bit bready finish. Light body with a smooth and soft mouthfeel. Second try: Pours near black with dark red hints and an off white head. Mild roasted aroma with tones of coffee, raisins, dark bread and caramel. Also some hops with tones of herbs and grass. Light undertones of wet dog and sour milk. Medium sweet and dry roasted flavour with chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Some raisins and caramel are also present. Herb-ish and grassy hops come through the flavour as well. Light bitter. Smooth and soft mouthfeel. Light to medium body. Milky finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours in layers, with an amber base and a black top. Aromas of roasted nut and roasted malt abound. Flavors are not far behind, but with an added chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is average. Good beer, er, bier.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle from Little Germany] Deep brown/black colour with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, black chocolate and some hop presence. Light body, more roast on the palate with a dry finish. Solid beer.