mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep dark black in color with a nice tan fluffy head. Malty and hoppy. Roasty. Caramel, chocolate notes. Toasted malt. Malty flavor. Full bodied. Creamy. Smooth. Sweet tasting. Well balanced. Nice beer. Drinkable.
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 Original rater 3.9: Dont exactly know what a schwarzbier is, but this is pretty good. Reminds you somewhat of a lager, except its black and has more flavor. Nice.
Re-rate: Well, I was pretty accurate a long time ago. I nice beer.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby, with a light, lacy offwhite head. Smells of toasted malt. Tastes like a lightly burnt malt and nicely toasted malt. An easy beer to drink. A good beer to give to your "light" colored beer friends!
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:Light rosted malt and cooked vegtable......
Appearance:dark small head...
Flavor:Chocolate,cooked vegetable and light rosted malt...
DerWeg (1548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Mercy, is this unpasteurized because it’s really smooth for all the grainy flavors I perceive. First sip is ever so slightly medicinal with a nod of sour grain malt. Follows with swirls of rye and barleymalt - Roggenbrot and rye cracker, the satisfying sourness & sweet roastiness of new bread. May not be what you expect, but for lovers of good German bread, a classic that would positively marry with Brie and Schinken-ham at bread-sitting (Ambrot). Comfortably assertive hops presence sparkles in the good, soft carbonation like tiny stars against the liquid dark night sky of this smoothly rich Schwarz. Come stargazing in the mind’s eye of your beery senses.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear black with ruby edges and a medium beige head. Aroma of grassy hops and roastiness. Flavor has notes of roasted/toasted malt, caramel, chocolate and green hops. Moderately sweet and bitter, slightly burnt. Medium body and carbonation. Not much lacing, pretty decent head retention. Solid.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) "The black in the blonde soul" the back-label claims. Perhaps a quote by Goethe who supposedly was a great lover of this beer. Pitch black it is with a full, dense light-brown head. Nice body with full throttle on the hops. Very dry and immensely pretty. 291099
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at BierStube in Moline, IL pour was a dark brown with a foamy tan head. mild, yet complex in all of its subtle flavors. caramel & chocolate malts, some wheat , banana & clove. the relative low abv makes this a brew I could drink all night.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap and in a dimpled .5L at Loreley, NYC. blackish brown body, brownish fade to gold at the edges. dark tan cramy & foamy head. aroma is doused burnt hay. high carbonation. dry malty lager flavor, dried hop too.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a big beige head. roasted malty aroma with some sweetness. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a dry finish.