MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I think the Green Giant defecated in this one...All I can smell is green peas galore, and I really dislike that vile, mushy green garbage...Roasted malt and smokiness try to redeem the rest of the beer but to no avail...What could have gone wrong to cause such nightmarish emanations??...
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Green peas in the aroma (Is that DMS? I've never come across green peas in beer before). Clear, very dark brown with almost non-existant head that dissipates completely. Flavour of smoked green peas with a roasty background. Thin body. Chalky mouthfeel. Quite still as carbonation fizzes off with the head. Bottle (sampled with MartinT, Rastacouere and some non-RB tasters).
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is black (not opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted dark bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Deliciously balanced and textured, clean, and has a wonderfully attractive malt aroma. Difficult to stop drinking long enough to write a review. Me like Neuzeller.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi-sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very palatable, smooth and somewhat dry. Nothing overly special here.
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium hazelnut brown head, dark brown nearly black. Clay nose with sweet malt - weird though. Sweet malt taste also with some weird undertones. Not that good for Schwarzbeer and an oily texture that makes this a bathbeer I guess.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - JUN 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very malty nose with a slightly foul egg smell, dark dark brown color and foamy head. Syrupy malt with some peat in the middle and a coffee-like finish. Odd aftertaste. Thin body. Not thrilling overall.
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really not a fan of this one. The appearance of this schwarzbier was its highlight, but the flavor and nose were both weak and watery. Obviously not an overbearing style, but this was incredibly underdeveloped.
Pailhead (5660) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma is coffee and rubbing alcohol. Not the most pleasant combination. Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Decent tan head that is short lasting. Nice lacing. Flavor is a little weak. Not much up front with a roasted nut finsih. Very watery texture. Aftertaste is that of peanuts.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear deep brown, off white head. roasted malt and tootsie roll cohoclate aroma with a bit of butterscotch. roasty, chocolatey and smoky flavour. smooth mouthfeel. very well done.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very roasted beer. Pours black as night, with not too giant a head. smells like burnt wood, cracked pepper, and aniseed. It’s like your chewing on deep roasted grain. Good brew. Aftertaste is round and satisfying. I could drink a couple.