BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black w. a thick chocolate head. Slight coffee aroma. Very intense flavor with a tad of smoked rye and cola rounding out the mix.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 500 ml. euro brown bottle with a born by date on the back label, 28.06.2006.
Poured a red hued Coke Cola brown with a foamy pale tan/beige head that left ringed sticking.
Aromas of roasted caramel and chocolate, vanilla and a subtle grassiness.
Good carbonation and a lightly slick, softly crisp, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant tasting, roasted malts, chocolate mainly with touches of sweet caramelized malts, a soft spicy, grassy bitterness and a dryish roasted malty finish.
Smooth, easy drinkability, a very quaffable Schwarzbier.
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color with fine head. This is a very watery schwarzbier with almost no taste. But okay its ABV is like a light beer.
Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium sweet roasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Smokey roasted malt and barley nose with some slight barnyard too. Great appearance. Once of the darkest bodies I have seen. Slight egg in the flavour but with lots of roasty coffee and caramel plus slight notes of straw. Finish is treacle toffee then coffee and very clean. Only thing that really lets it down is the thin mouthfeel.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Mild caramelly darkness. Drikable and refreshing but without the character to make it a worthwhile drink.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown colour, with a dense head decent lacing. Toasted malt and chocolate aroma with some hops. Starts off with nice malt flavour of chocolate and bread and then gets sweet before having a dry bitter finish.
Quillaraymi (88) - USA - AUG 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark chocolate color but not biter at all, it was actually very watery for my taste although it has a beautiful crown.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is a very dark brown with a medium khaki colored head. The aroma is sweetened coffee with some molasses. The taste has some lightly roasted coffee with some bread crust. There is also a hint of unsalted roasted peanut shells. This is a light bodied beer that I like more than many of the European made Schwarzbiers I have had before. Those were too sweet. This is more balanced with some roast and the sweetness is reasonable.
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown to black color, some red hues when held to light. Head was nice and had decent retention, no special lacing. The aroma was grainy with some light roast and a touch of bubblegum. Flavor was licorice, light coffee roast, light bubblegum, light nuts, some bready/cardboardy notes, as well. Mouthfeel was moderate to light for the style and the finish was dry with a lightly sweet touch in the aftertaste.