Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby brown pour with a quickly-receding layer of beige head. Rather subdued aroma with sweet roasted malt and a hint of berries... rather odd for the style. Flavors consisted of a nice chocolate malt with some coffee. Medium-bodied with light bitterness and some spices toward the back. Very smooth and tasty.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
served on tap at barley Johns in MN.
Pours a dark black color w/ a very thick tan head. Good lacing. Wheat & barley dominate the armoma along w/ some other points I couldn’t pick out. Palate is light almost water. Flavor is wheat & barley with hints of other grain and a tiny bit of malt showing through in the finish. Very grainy beer.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 A smooth mild stout like thing. Very metalic in taste...some coffe. Strange for such a dark beer to work well as a second beer, moving from light, to heavy, which is what im doing tonight. Not much nose..looks good though.........re:rate_Jan_5_2006...Had in Germany. Was much better than I remember. Dark fruits(plum.raisin) molasses, roasted nuts and toffee. pretty tasty.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2005 Bottle, 33cl. Very dark brown with a relatively small beige head. Aroma is moderately malty with notes of coffee. I must say i expected a little more of this beer, even though schwarzbiers aren’t my cup of tea... But the body is fairly light, even watery. A liitle bitter at the end, with notes of malt, caramel and roast. Just nice!
pinkzambia (1693) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A black beauty when held up to light has rich maroon hues. It had a light brown head that fell away quickly. The aroma is not that powerful, but the taste is one mainly of good roasted malts. It is loaded with lots of carbonation and doesn’t seem to have a huge amount of flavors. It was still good though. The feel is thin and was a great drink. Anything good enough for Goethe is good enough for me.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (500ml). Poured clear dark ruby-black, decent off-white head. Aroma of sweet roast malt and some woodsmoke and vanilla. Flavour sweetish dark roast malt, but watery - some chocolate and spiciness, smoke bitterness comes out with warming. A bit metallic, I assume from the can. Mouthfeel a little watery - I always feel a bit let down by the schwarzbiers even though I know the dark pour does not translate to real body or heft roast maltiness. A good quencher and more than decent, though.
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large off-white head. Black body. Feels dry, a bit dusty. Char coal / ash, coffee, fruits and pepper in the aroma. Has a refreshing maltyness. Prunes, coffee powder and a bit of black currant in the flavor. Leaves a burnt, ash-wise mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Very well done!
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black colour. Roasted malt and some smoke in aroma. Malty taste. I had this one in Berlin in some old nice pub.
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark with a thick brownish head, slowly shirinking. The aroma is light smoky, roasted, but discrete. There isn’t really much toit.The flavor is stays in the background. I quickly finshed the beer without really having that much of an experience.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blackish burgundy. Aroma of roasted dark patent malt, fruit (prunes, figs), brown sugar, molasses. Tastes sweet, with a lot of fruity and molasses/brown sugar hints. The palate is on the light side. A decent schwarz.