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.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best dark beer iíve had