caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black color. Smells like tobacco. Not my favorite style of beer.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, fruit, malt. Very good schwartzbier
jerohen (2031) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 Re-rate: malty with some liquorice. Smooth biterness. Very suitable to drink more in a row.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THIS!: is in my opinion the best schwarzbier ever brewed No other comments neccesary
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, rich aroma. Roasted malts, molasses. A bit smoky, chocolate. Black beer with off-white head that dissipated quickly but laced. Medium carb but not fizzy. Medium body, maybe slightly oily. A bit sweet to start with bitter, nutty undertones. Some hops but mostly roasted malts. Actually a bit weak when comparing aroma with taste.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, almost completely opaque. Slightly hoppy smell, very smooth and quite drinkable.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pleasant surprise at a lager/pilsener tasting. Nice flavor, not too heavy. This is a good hot weather beer
pilsnerrogge (2536) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted, somewhat smoky flavour. Excellent schwartzbier!
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rembrandt umber with clear orange details under light. good head reflex with each pour. unusual slightly perfumy aroma. in addition to raisins, there’s a fruit rind smell, pumpkin perhaps, and a note of burlap. that doesn’t sound appetizing i realize, but really it’s not at all unpleasant. flavor is decent enough too, mostly malt, some unsweetened bitter cocoa effect, soft palate. but after giving a luke warm rating to last night’s sampling of monchshof’s schwarz, i’m thinking i may not be a big fancier of the style, they both seem a tad limp. i understand kostritzer has been bought out by bitburger; i wish i could have tasted it before german reunification.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark ruby-red-brown coloured beer with medium short lasting mid-beige head. Faint malts & yeasty cured meats in the aroma. Medium to thin somewhat raw, yeasty body and medium bitter palate. Middle is faint malty sweet burnt popcorn flavours, with medium bitter finish. OK, but nothing special.
(Rated 14/5/02: Mainz, Germany)