austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most reviewers have really panned this ’beer for bathing’, but it seemed true to the schwarzbier style and was rather enjoyable. Though I did not bathe with it, I enjoyed its roasty, coffeeish flavor. It was thin enough, that I didn’t feel like I’d just eaten a whole meal, like you do after a stout. Better than expected.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown with rouge filigree and tan foam. the label’s leering monk, in addition to the subtext: ’monastery fun’ and the tips on bathing make these jolly kloistered fellows a little suspect. alterboys beware. i chose to consume the beverage in lieu of dumping it in the bath as reccommended, and i believe sanity supports my choice. the nose says ’schwarzbier’, however, MY nose said ’porter’, and so then the two noses got into an argument about top and bottom fermenting yeasts, and my nose ended up pouting and leaving. malt toasted dark but not burnt, just moderately sweet with some raisin and cola. smooth once it’s room temp. very nice.
Nuffield (3612) - 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 wasn’t 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 (7113) - 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 can’t 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. I’d 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. It’s a good thing this beer has an alternative use since I won’t 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.