BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty aroma and flavor, without being overly so. Smooth and refreshing with a slight smoky finish. Overall very enjoyable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous black lager with a strong "German beer" flavor. Had this on tap (in Nebraska!) and liked it. Not a heavy beer. No smoke flavor at all, unlike many entries in this style.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful beer, dark, but not opaque, nicely formed light tan head with great lacing. Lager aroma, intersting nutty and roasted flavor, sharply bitter aftertaste. Thin body.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visually appealing with a deep dark body showing red highlights and an ample tan head. Aroma had hints of roasted coffee bitterness. Flavor hinted of coffee and chocolate and was very refreshing.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap munich and berlin:
deep mahogony hue, with tan fluffy head. toffe, coffe aromas with a medium bodied palate, malty dry character. good black beer. not alot of thesea out there that ive tasted. reminded me of a dunkel.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark black with dark tan head. Smells malty and sweet, grains and cut grass. Thick mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Dense carbonation without being overdone. Somewhat bitter chocolate taste. Subdued roasted malt sweet with a hint of molasses. This seems like a beer that could grow on you, but it hasn't really been able to present anything 'defining' to me. I wouldn't turn another down, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Decent schwarzbier, just not amazing.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an overrated beer. "The Black beer with the gold heart" it says on the bottle, but that is just more hype. Deep dark pour; tan head. Subtle, burnt malt and biscuity aroma. Weak mouthfeel, somewhat astingent with roasted coffee and burnt grain notes. Finishes dry.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant suprise. Very smooth finish, somewhat dry. Hints of roasted malt and brown sugar. a very good black beer, something you could drink a few of.
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 (5538) - 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!