TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Very dark color with a quickly disappearing head. Strong flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. A unique beer with an equally unique name and history.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black color, red tints, with a medium off-white head and long lacing. Fruity aroma, roasted plums and cherry juice, wads of tobacco as well. Sweet and roasty flavor at first, medium body, gives way to a sticky finish not unlike grape juice. A decent and at times tasty beer.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish brown, small brown head dissipates in about a minute. Smells roasty with sweet malt and stewed fruits. Cola and chocolate in the forefront, followed by grainy flavors, roasted nuts, coffee, an unappealing lactic sweetness, and ending on a buttery note (diacetyl?). Finishes with dark chocolate, fruit, almond, and a touch of copper. Altogether a pretty one-dimensional and average dark beer, okay but not memorable.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well as it says it’s pretty much black with a creamy/bubbly tan topping. Must have been a pretty dirty person leaving this bathwater behind. Fortunately the flavour is not at all of bath water - roasty malts and chocolate although it could be more robust. Enjoyable though - cheers Radek.
kustie (479) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black color with light brown head. Aroma has roasted malt and some chocolate. Taste is malty with sweet aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, fruits and some chocolate.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Very dark with a small head, aroma of coffee grounds, a little metallic and smoky. Thin mouthfeel, some chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes, sweet, a little scorched like charcoal. Drinkable, but it seemed a bit washed out.
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 didn’t think i would like rauchbiers but this was great. Nice pleasant smokey taste that complements the beer beautifully.
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.
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.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad base but the carbonic acid shows through as if one of those artificially carbonated cans of Boddingtons Ale. Aroma is very nice: toffee and oaty. Very dark black color but very unintense smoky coffee flavor in comparison, perhaps partly due to the H2CO3. However, this beer is quite drinkable and may even be a good choice for someone who specifically doesn’t like the intensity of most German black beers.