invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a creamy tan head. Head stuck around, too. Smells of sweet malt, no hop aroma. Sweet crystal malt flavor that turns into a small roasted flavor. Hop flavors not evident. Looks like a big beer but drinks quite smooth. Nice
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep reddish brown to almost....black. TALL foamy tan head. Nose is dominated by roasted malt. The taste is an enhanced version of the aroma. Roasted malt but I can taste very light hops. Very smooth and pleasant tasting beer. Good stuff!
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on draft last night at the local german club. Tan head that hangs around a while. Dark ruby brown color with a light roasted malt aroma. Good roasted malt flavor but with a very smooth finish. A very good schwartz beer.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark almost black body with a nice tall beige head. Nose of burned malt and brown sugar. Nice flavor of brown sugar, dark chocolate and nut. Nice complexity between bitterness and sweetness. Hoppy though somewhat watery finish.
SpringsLicker (3114) - 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 (5574) - 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 (785) - 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 (4580) - 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.