WabashMan (1024) - 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 (6405) - 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 (432) - 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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. Dark brown, small toffee head. Light flavour of coffee with a chocolate aftertaste. Light bodied, slightly bitter. Very nice! Thanks Radek.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown in colour. Aroma was malty, some chocolate, slightly roasty and some coffee. Flavour of chocolate malt, roasty, some smoke, toasty with a slight sweetness. Finishes with a mild bitterness but a little light.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow was this good...dark, mildly coffeeish, with chocolate malt flavors. It wasn’t overly thick or heavy, making it very drinkable. Something in the aftertaste I couldn’t pinpoint. Friend said it tasted like fish, but I’m not sure that’s it.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roast, you can feel nice depth behind it. Masters job, simple nose, but how was it done. That woody, roasted malt, and iron earthy finish. While you drink you will notice second malt tone, lighter and sweeter. Warm alcohol, pleasant sipper.
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate-brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasty and woody. Medium body. Smooth coffee’n’cream flavour with minimal hops. Mild but pleasant.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Tim and Radek for this one. Dark chestnut body with a medium sized caramel coloured head. Smells like roasted chocolate and malt. Taste is roasty malt and coffee/chocolate mix. Interesting flavour. I could taste a little alcohol, but it wasn’t too noticable.