hopscotch (9549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very deep, dark crimson hue. Nice, large, creamy, tanned head with no lacing.
Nice nose. Yeast, rich molasses, maple syrup, dark raisins, light smoke and dates.
Very well-balanced flavor. A bit on the thin side, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation.
Short, dry, slightly bitter finish.
My first Schwarzbier, I believe. A good experience... and probably a very good session beer.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty average Scharzbier. A little thin. The little watery taste does'nt quite live up to the dark appearance. However, not a bad beer at all.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep red color,nice tan head,light to no carbonation.Malty,coffee aroma with something else,but i just can't describe it.Nice flavor very dark and malty with the coffee showing up but mostly it's the roasted malt that hits you hard.Same in the after taste.It's pretty much malt all the way.Over all a very nice brew and well worth having a few around.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a very smooth beer.Not so bitter and very pleasant on the palate.I have learned from the Germans to drink this mixed with Cola, which is called a Diesel.It mixes well and makes it a bit sweeter.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark colour. Head similar to a typical lager. Malty burnt / roasted scent. Very enjoyable and flavourful.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep purple color. Light tan head. Crisp malty flavor and was probably great when it was fresh.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Smells like sweet chocolate. Taste malt, chocolate and coffee. More like a porter with a lighter body. Lost it's flavor as sit instead of more flavor coming out.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very deep brown/black with a tan and fluffy head. A roasted malt aroma that is bready. Some hints at chocolate and sweet toffee as well. The flavor is a little bready also with some chocolate and slight coffee. The flavor didn't really last as well as I would have liked. It seemed to die down as it warmed instead of increase. A light palate that I wasn't expecting for such a dark brew. This was actually my first Schwarzbier and it was pretty tasty.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Only the faintest ruby light passes through the body coated with a blooming tan head that leaves a thin lace as it subsides. Typical German malt aroma with some light hoppy notes. Body is a little thin with a roasted caramel maltiness. Finish is a little sticky and dry with some bitterness. A respectable schwarzbier, but not quite what I was looking for.
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Malty, coffee aroma, some hops. Stouty appearance, creamy, but disappearing head. Black coloured. Taste is watery, roasted malts in it. Weak. Moderate bitter finish.