DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 My friend and I tried 3 imports and this was the best of the three. On the label you can read about how Goethe drank it regularly and envision him doing so. If that's him on the label then he looks cool getting his drink on. The taste of the beer is somewhat complex which seems to have tastes that actually float around in your mouth a little bit, tasting of coffee and dark smoothness. I was pleased with this beer after drinking the other two imports. Thumbs up, though I probably won't get it again anytime soon. Later note: I haven't been able to locate this beer. I miss it. = (
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, with lasting tan head.Light roasty nose.
Lightly roasted profile with dry malt finish
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large light brown head, diminishes. "Schwarz", medium body. Aroma; little sweet, vegetables (celery?), coffee. Taste is a little sweet, vegemite/marmite (or whatever it is...)?, long coffe-bitter finish.
hopscotch (10076) - 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 (2244) - 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.