Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a moka head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Rather restrained chocomalt with crisp german hops, light fruity esters. Decent schwarze, very simple. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Zeitgeist. Black, but light body, small white head. Light mouthfeel. Huge roasted coffee aroma. Really balanced roast taste all over a lager body. Wow, this is just about the best example of this style I have ever had. Excellent.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft, Toronado) Black body with tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, lactose, light cocoa, some grapefruit underneath. Creamy medium body.
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft: Liarsí Club in San Diego, CA) In a word, roasty! The nose is strongly roasty, with some chocolate and coffee, and minimally sweet. And accordingly, the flavor is also strongly roasty with lots of cofee. Itís smoky, chocolaty, and has some corn/grain flavor, but itís minimally sweet. The roast and hops lend a moderate bitterness. Medium bodied and dry on the palate. The beer pours such a dark brown, itís as close to being black as you can get without being black. The tan head rises to half an inch in height after the pour, and settles to a thin film, but succeeds in leaving a dense curtain of lace on the glass. Very nice beer. Hopefully Iíll see more beers from Moonlight down here in San Diego.
fly (1394) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark. roasty, but as the brewer demands, not a schwartzbier. Nor porter nor stout. A unique creation that manages to blend well the dark tones with some sharp hop bitterness. The only thing reminiscent of a schwartz is the color and something of a watery texture. Realy enjoyed as I did all their other beers and will look forward trying again.
kaottic97 (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, with chocolate and herb taste. Strong smoky taste. A little on the bitter side, but very flavorful.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black colour with thin tan head. Medium roasted malt nose. Distinct roasted malt taste with dry roasted malt finish.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An oily pour with just a mark of head. Rich, dark chocolate and burnt hazelnuts, espresso and no bullshit. This is a well crafted lager.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Huge complex LAGER, that has changed many minds about lagers. Burnt cocoa and rich honey and molasses notes. Lite smoke at first that leaves very quickly. Mocha and lite hop finish clean and relatively dry. great beer.
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitch black coloured body with absolutely no head. Aroma of burnt malt, some caramel and a bit of overroasted coffee. Not the best aroma around, thats for sure. Medium-bodied; Burnt malt flavour with a smoky nuance behind. Aftertaste bittered by all the flavours-no sweetness at all! Overall, great to try, but lacking in so many dimensions! I sampled this pint from draught at Toronado in San Francisco, California on the second day of 10-June-2004...our first was spent in Sydney, Australia.