OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque read brown under a small mid-beige short lasting head. Very faint roasted malt and hint of floral perfumed soap aroma. Mild reasonably lively body. Niceín roasted malty grainy and hint of smoked flavour. Mild bitter sweet finish and aftertaste. A pity the aroma was so faint.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black, definate black malt flavour and aroma, biscuity on the tongue, enough hoppy flavours to keep you interested.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
fairly drinkable. good body, enough bitterness to keep you interested
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, pretty deep black in colour, very burnt ashtray flavour, but quite thin, still enjoyable, the hops always remain in the background, and the malt isnít too well pronounced, decent.
RoundTHEworld99 (3) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy black. Even though Iím more likely to have an ALT or Pilsener. Something else...
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic dark beer. The coffee aftertaste can get a bit much after five of them. Iíd still go out of my way to get one though.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sorry I was unfair to this beer last time I had it, when I was a bit too pissed to be an impartial judge. Itís actually a pretty faithful rendition of the Schwarzbier style, with subtle, rich dark malt complexity, a hint of banana ester, and overall lightness of texture. The hops are a bit on the sweet and soapy side though. But really pretty damn all right in the end.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of dark malt hits straight away. This is the blackest beer iíve had, is overcarbonated yet has absolutely no head. Very ídarkí taste as well with some bitterness but this beer is simply foul. Essentially a one dimentional dark lager. This canít be typical of a Schwartzbier, can it?
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roast chocolate aroma, fairly smooth and sweet, but no depth.
Murfikris99 (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deliciously malty dark beer.