Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown, bordering on black. Thick, dense, frothy tan head. Strong malty sweetness with an immense roasty presence. Traditional ale maybe, Schwarzbier definately. I wish that this was more available to me. Very good beer.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peppery and yeasty aroma. Dark muddy, amber/brown. Flavor is figgy, chocolate and dates. Nice yeasty flavor as well. Dry finish. A bit thin, but still quite good.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, plum, and an underlying yeastiness. Bitter-sweet cocoa flavor with a hint of fig and a slightly spiced bitter finish.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost no carbonation. Somehow looked thin??? Pleasent roasted maltiness and slight hint of yeast in the flavor. Aroma was malty and slightly sweet.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with just a tiny bit of tan head. Roasted aroma, taste is very malty with hints of chocalte and maybe fig? Tasted flat and very smooth.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahagony colored,m no head no carbonation. Malty - roasted chocolate nose. Chocolate - roasted taste. Crisp mouthfeel - peppery finish. Nice hazelnut flavor.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Dark garnet pour with a thin dense off white head. Nose is flat. Flavor notes of raisin, molassses, and malt come through. Very mild and unimpressive. Perfectly neutral in every way.
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost flat, maybe mine is special? I find it hard to believe that any beer is this flat on purpose. No head because of this.
Nice dark brown color with a little amber to keep your eyes occupied.
Smooth bitterness with a somewhat rich/soapy texture. This is a beer that improves with warmth so let it warm up out of the fridge.
The overall experience was too much like drinking dishsoap for me to buy this one again.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This reminds me of a slightly fruity schwarzbier, with some dryness and pretty fair drinkability. Flavors of black caraffe, chocolate, some spice and a bit of mustiness. Different and worth a try.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours garnet with a rich tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Kind of like malt powder one puts in a malted. Nice body. Flavor is also malty. Supposedly a reproduction of an old Brussels style beer. Anyway, it's good and worth a try.