asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at Berlin] Opaque jet black with a beige, concave and patchy head that coats the glass. Noble hops aroma with some minor roasty notes and malt--slightly chalky. Perfectly balanced flavour of creamy malt, noble hops, and bitterness that finishes more or less cleanly. Smooth light to medium body with medium carbonation. A little coating.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black with a 1/2 inch white head. Aroma is malty and smells faintly of molasses(?) Flavor is roasted malt, sweet with a mildly hop finish ... very mild, in fact. A bit thin and watery on the palate. A great beer on the front end, but I’d like a bit more going on afterwards. Still, an excellent brew.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 A great schwarzbier. Good taste, and somewhat thin bodied. Good overall, very enjoyable experience.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 A good Schwarzbier - heavy, filling but with a hoppy bite. A good deal of coffee in the aroma and, as the beer warms, increasingly also in the flavour. Good.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can. A deep chestnut brown beer, full head of thick tan foam that slowly disolves. Roasted malt, raisin and sugar aroma. No hop bitterness. Iron notes, black malts, more raisin. Very drinkable.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Light, malty. ... Appearance: Black with diminishing head. ... Flavor: Dry, woody, with a slightly watery mouthfeel. ... Palate: Dry, malty....slightly watery though. ... Overall Impression: A nice, dry brew, but the watery quality takes away from what could be a great bottle of beer.
HermanW (1055) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kostritzer has a good taste and a perfect drink for "oudjaarsavond".
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Possibly the thinnest beer I’ve had. After promising initial taste it simply disappears with no middle or aftertaste. I wasn’t aware of a beer that could do that even if it wanted to (but why would it?). Nice dark color though with an initial taste evident of this style.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted, nuts, dark fruit, and molasses. Falvor of toasted malt with a sweet finish.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 12 oz. multiple tastings. Overwhelmingly malty aroma. Well carbonated Smooth dry taste with some fig. Lots of flavor without being too heavy.