SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very drinkable dark beer. An excellent beer to reassure the light colored beer drinker that not all dark beers taste like Stouts. A light medium body supports a smooth, well balanced beer. Refreshing beer that's a little different.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank this a lot when I lived in Bitburg now that Bitburger owns this brewery. Now rating the imported bottle: Poured a dark shoe-leather brown color with a solid tan head. The aroma is floral with a hint of licorice. The beer is light on the tongue and smooth; the flavor is bitter and smoky, but well presented. Classic black beer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, lager glass. Huge, creamy, tan head is well lasting and sits on a deep black-burgundy body. Mild coffee, roasted grain malt (M); herb hops (L); prune, smoke, toffee, honey aromas. Very nice the way the aroma comes together in a sweet, complex, malty nose. Heavily sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. I don't see the thinness to this beer others are claiming. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: one of those beers you finish before you're done rating, though I suppose it does miss on the style.
Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a nice fluffy head. Flavor was not as strong as I would have expected. Bit of a bitterness to it, but smooth swallow.
presario (4521) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer with a hint of light around the edges. Nice medium brown head. Nice lacing. Bitter fruit and bread flavour. Coffee finish.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
really nice black beer. had some current and date sort of flavours with a classy head. I really like this one. Hints of bacon or perhaps smoked malt. Thanks for the tip off motelpogy.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not blowing me away, but I think it's more of a stylistic issue than the quality of this particular specimen. Good flavors, but not much body to back it up.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Draft. Hmm... a good black bread taste. Brown body, spicy nose. Nicely roasted body, and a slightly smoky taste to boot. Haven’t had enough schwartzbiers yet to be sure of my rankings, so far they don’t totally grab me.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just a hint of raostiness in the aroma. SLightly sweet roated body throughtout. Leaves you thinking something is missing...just kind of ends. A decent brew.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Pourred a black brew with a nice foamy head with good retention. Sweet beginning with roastiness and dry finish. I found some similarities with some english stout. Overall, a very decent brew from a style that is more or less known in North America. Will be looking for other product from this brewery