DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Draft. Hmm... a good black bread taste. Brown body, spicy nose. Nicely roasted body, and a slightly smoky taste to boot. Haven’t had enough schwartzbiers yet to be sure of my rankings, so far they don’t totally grab me.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just a hint of raostiness in the aroma. SLightly sweet roated body throughtout. Leaves you thinking something is missing...just kind of ends. A decent brew.
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Pourred a black brew with a nice foamy head with good retention. Sweet beginning with roastiness and dry finish. I found some similarities with some english stout. Overall, a very decent brew from a style that is more or less known in North America. Will be looking for other product from this brewery
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, sweet malty aroma, high carbonation. Very sweet beginning, roasty malt middle, extremely dry finish. The flavour was not burnt like some schwarzbiers or dark lagers and fairly complex. I liked it a lot and think its reputation is deserved.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with red tones. Nutbrown creamy head. Notes of coffee or mocca in the aroma. Nice clean flavor, some bitterness. Carbonation low. Mild dry finish and palate. Very nice.
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First pour brought scents of coffee nice tan colour to head although it didn't last for long. The initial taste brought a nice roasted flavour with more hints of coffee and caramel. Very good, hope to have again soon!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this one alot. Pours dark like a porter, with a nice tan head. A very nice roasted malty flavor with a somewhat bitter aftertaste at times. Extremely drinkable and very easy on the palate.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 (draught) black with tan head. Roast malt with coffee flavors. Still with lager malt flavors as well.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Grayish, beige head. Toasty, bready, chocolaty aroma w/ hints of pit fruit & licorice. Soft, somewhat chalky feel. Toasty, chocolaty flavour w/ some fruitiness. Dry finish.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark flavor. Much lighter in malt that I would have figured. Slight coffee flavor. Very drinkable for such a dark beer.