BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average creamy off white head that settled to a ring and left light lacing. Sweet aroma of honey and malts. The flavor had sweet malts, caramel, honey, and a very nice roastiness to it. Maybe lightly smoked also. Light body with a sweet malt after taste . Went well with my beef heart and chicken gizzard dinner down here in Chiclayo.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. Good Peruvian beer.
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark. Sweet aroma, with light roasted malt. Drier than Cusqueña Malta, less sweet, more roasted malt, light liquorice.
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(355ml bottle) Many thanks to my friend, Lubiere for bringing this back from his trip to Peru. Pours a thin, fizzy, almond head and a near opaque body. Nose of tart coffee and bitter chocolate. From my limited experience thus far with South America I am impressed - this is fairly full-bodied. Only mildly fizzy and oily yet good cocoa flavour. Good!
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is better than the Negras I had in Argentina. Deep dark beer with a nice moka head. Sweet fruity chocolate aroma. A bit too sweet to the mouth but enjoyable vinous taste, a little roasty or woody.
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 This was a really drinkable schwarz. Unexpectedly good. The aroma is rather one-dimensional raisinettes, but it smells delicious. Undeniably sweet, arguably even a little sugary, it doesn't tilt off too far -- in fact the sweetness helps support the roastiness. Good mouthfeel, fades off a little tartly then finishes with coffee. Good beer appearance, slight appearance dings for the twistoff and the squat bottle. Also, I don't know what the ABV is, but it's warming.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost passed on this one. It was not toobad though. Better than average. Nice body & authority. Somewhat sweet.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
More like a sweet porter than a Schwarzbier; chocolaty/raisiny. I was worried because the label said ’Malta,’ putting images of non-alcoholic cloying syrup into my head; but this turns out to be beer, and fine beer at that.
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very impresed - sweet, thick, but not syrupy. Appearance - black as night. Thick Creamy head with slight caramel afteraste - great find at the local Pub. Will buy again (once I try everything else!)
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2001
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
What is going on down in Peru? They have Japanese running their country (well, not any more I guess, but for decades they did) and guys named Backus and Johnson brewing their beer. Not that they did a good job with this one. It is very dark brown in colour, with little head; brown sugar, toast & coffee in the nose (though that makes it sound better than it really was); thin body, sugary taste, cloying finish.