Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice story, and the uniqueness is appreciated, but this wasnít the best. Great appearance, appreciable smokiness.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good - but nothing spectacular. Slight coffee aftertaste. I will pass on adding it to my bath water as well. Maybe I can see bathing in champagne - but not beer!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this better than the Blackened Voodoo Schwarzbier because it was not as overly carbonated. Black color and decent head/lacing. I canít see dropping $3.50 to add this to my bathwater though. Usually you take a bath to get rid of the beer smell, not vice versa. Fairly sweet malty maple flavor with coffee notes. Iíd have this one again.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very deep garnet in color, light chocolate head that dissipates quickly, leaving a fair lace to coat the glass. Nose malt, caramel, lightly toasted grains, front is sweet, the top light, the finish is dry, moderately carbonated, somewhat acidic, little hops to speak of. Improves a bit after resting, but all in all just an average beer.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 10, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very dark opaque black schwarz. lght brown heavily carbonated head.
aroma of an imperial stout
hasa port wine and sherry flavor and an odd combination of being either too sweet or too bitter. fizzy carnonation detracts from palate.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Took forever too pour as the head kept piling up on me. Nice black color but lacked the body I would expect from the appearance. Too much carbonation which never really seems to settle down.Cloying bitterness. Itís a good thing this beer has an alternative use since I wonít be drinking it again.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 16, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate. Smooth but alittle too light, some maltiness and maple undertones but the mouthfeel was almost watery. Not bad, I would most likely have it again.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 16, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice mixture of maple syrup and hops, treading the line between sweet and sickly sweet. Vague port scent and sugary aroma accompany this dark, watery beer.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black; Toasty aroma - slight coffee; palate has dry, husky dark malts....then the problems start showing up. There is too much carbonation, and the body gets thin. As it warms, cardboardy flavours come out. Clearly, this sample has spent too much time in the distribution chain. The flavours are pretty good (like a cappucino & a peanut doughnut), though, so a fresh bottle would be worth drinking. I have ignored the flaws as best as I could in my rating.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this was my first experience with a rauchbier, although I had no idea when I opened it. I didnít think i would like rauchbiers but this was great. Nice pleasant smokey taste that complements the beer beautifully.