ohknaks (44) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle: Pours an actual black in the bottle. A bit scary at frist, but it is called Schwarzbier for a reason. Has a thick red head. Overtone of malt with an almost coffee like aftertaste. Good beer, I’ll have to get it again.
sloth (2794) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large light brown head, fair retention and lace. Dark brown, red hued brew.. Lightly malty, smokey nose. Light/medium body, thinnish. Light malty flavors, somewhat phenolic, light woodiness. Dry finish, light oxydative notes.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very deep, rich, mahogany colour. Almost opaque. The aroma is restrained malt - not very assertive. The flavours are a lot more interesting with burnt malt, chocolate, prunes and caramel. Mellow, yet with some bitterness to provide an edge. Rather nice. Bottled from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31 August 2004.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark body that is blood red when held up to the light. Taste is very mild. Lots of malts and ceral flavors. Almost creamy. Reminds me of the way milk tastes in a bowl of ceral after you have eaten the cereal.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2004 My first schwarzbier... I like it. Probably the darkest lager I’ve ever tasted. Light brown head sits on top. Aroma is mostly of roasted malt but there is still that sweet hay lagery aroma beneath. Flavor is of roasted malt, pretty one dimensional. I really like the smooth texture of this one. Easy to drink.
mjg74 (2988) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty dark color, with a foamy dingy head. Smells a little malty. Flavor is roasty, a little chocolate as well. Aftertaste is of weak coffee.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I detected notes of molasses and prunes in the aroma but found these qualities lacking in the flavor, which I found fairly bland. All I can say about the flavor is that it is slightly tart, slightly malty, and very watery.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 re-rate: Pours black which ever so slight a translucency. It was intimidating at first, but opened up to a surprisingly light tasting, crisp malt. A little sour aftertaste but delicious palate with coffee tones.
snook761 (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If it was good enough for Goethe, it’s good enough for me! Best beer in the world! (In my humble opinion!)
imdownthepub (13084) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Black with white head. Smooth with low carbonation and a thinnish body. A tone of Prune juice in the flavour with a roasted malt giving off some coffee chaff notes. Good beer.