marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado. This black beer poured with a modest tan head. It is nicely carbonated and malty, but not sweet. This beer is very easy to drink, although not particularly interesting.
guzzler67 (1570) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Subdued aroma, sweet malt, ripe fruit, hints of toffee. Initial taste is sweet, followed by coffee along with some fruitiness. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a dry, slightly bitter, lasting finish. Paired this with a Krusty Burger while watching the Simpsons.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth slightly sweet schwarzbier that was easy to drink. The ’born by date’ on the back of the bottle read 01/25/06 and I drank it tonight. Tastes like it’s still good!
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle- color of dark brown , with an alright tan head - nose of malt , cereal , sugar , French coffee , and mocha – taste of malt , slight brown sugar , coffee , and mocha - body sparklely , and clean– aftertaste of malt , cereal , and hint of sour milk
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a hugely fluffy, lacy tan head. The aroma has toasted bread, caramel and nut notes, with a bit of hop presence behind them. Light body with a somewhat creamy character. Taste of roasted nuts, bread, fruit and brown sugar. A little bit of corny flavor says these guys may be untroubled by reinheitsgebot. Nice dry and very slightly smoky finish.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Born By 27.06.2006 L2706C2359
Pours with a deep, ruby body and a never-ending, mocha head (at cellar temp). Malty, roasted aromas with smoky peat and mossy slate/iron. Roasted grain is forefront to the flavor, with mild semi-sweetness to follow and a hint of bitters to end. Glancing below, I like Davecooks’ descriptor of, "a brown sugar note (without the sweetness)". An impressive brew from the Czech Republic.
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ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear, dark garnet color with a creamy ivory head. Warn toasty aroma with tea and caramel notes. Somkey and roasty with a brown sugar note (without the sweetness). A very nice schwarzbier. Roasted dry finish.
tomer (2237) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, medium dark appearence, quite smooth, some nice chocolate and spice.
Not too complex but still very satisfying.
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, almost black with a thick tan foam. Roasted with tones of coffee and malt. Medium body with a hint of bitterness.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours dark brown with red hints. Dark fudge, caramel and light roasted aroma that brings coffee beans. Some hoppy notes in the background of grass and herbs. Roasted flavour with chocolate and some coffee.Hops and a tiny note of dark bread in the finish. Hints of a appely sourness. Some grass. A bit watery body.