Aurelius (4167) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured the beer. Smelled the bottle. Went to empty the trash, came back and the head was still standing. Malty aroma, with whiffs of good pipe tobacco and graham crackers. A wheaty, almost oatmeal flavor, with malt and molasses. Trailing roast bitter. Disappointing palate, but a dang good beer.
schniffy (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty. best of course from the barell. I had this at a german restaurant in Dallas and I loved it. Smell could not be better.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
rich tasty brew. has the aroma of a strong vita malt, but has a smoother after taste
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2001
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one started the modern schwarzbier-boom in Germany. It’s still one of the best. Strong smell and taste of malt, but not heavy.
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty pleasant. Avoid in in the 500ml cans, though. A little thin in body, but still an interesting beer
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
rich malt taste
smooth on the palate not harsh.
a very good dark german beer
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Bottle@BlindTastingSession, May 08, 3.4 Interesting to see that the order of the beers determens how you appreciate a beer or not. This time it was the first. Previous time it was after a Tripel. Bottle@BlindTastingSession, Apr 08, 2.9: Beautiful complex aroma with licorice, laurel, cassis, rye, bit milky and malty. Dary ruby color, light brown head, very nice lace. But the flavor is not as I remembered and especially the mouthfeel is bad. Sweet, light bitter, rye, hints of licorice and coffee. Flat, weak and watery finish. Bottled, Oct 01, 3.5: Great schwarzbier! A bit sweet and bitterness of burnt malts.
motelpogo (6688) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not the tastiest beer in the world. pretty decent on tap in a smokey berlin pub
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like this one. It’s a bit milder than many darks but still manages to have very flavorful malts. Quite drinkable. Probably suffers from me A-B’ing it to Optimator, but Kostritzer is still very good.
redmeister2001 (12) - Artesia, California, USA - OCT 1, 2001
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really mild black lager