TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque blackness residing underneath mocha colored foam. Nose is chocolaty with roasted malts, light coffee, caramel, sugary sweetness and light bittersweet notes. Taste is sweeter than expected. Big chocolate, caramel, light roasty notes, sweet malts, light bittersweet notes and traces of sweetened coffee. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation feel and at times is extremely creamy. Finish is dark chocolate, chocolate milk, creamy malts, light roastiness, sweetened coffee and caramel. More a sweet stout than schwarbier, I think, but still very drinkable.
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with a thin head. Strong coffee aroma with some sour overtones. More coffee and caramel in the flavor with slightly burned, roasted, goodness. Damn tasty brew!
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark, rich brown beer with apparent carbonation. Aromas are toast, chocolate and grains, with a spicy background. Spicing is more apparent in the taste with a mellow flavor that rounds out the chocolate with a malty smoothness. For schwarzbeir, I still prefer the German versions, but this has a unique American pedigree and is an appealing beer for summer.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2006 Slight creamy head, garnet-black color, and a nice forward roasty malty smoky coffee flavor with some chocoalte on the finish, gentle hops in the background.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty, with chocolate malt. Body is a dark ruby with a cream head. Taste chocolate, caramel, and a hint of smoke. A pretty good beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Black, beige head, nice lacing. Aroma rather subdued. Light roast and chocolate. Flavor much the same. Roast, chocolate, toast/cereal, faint hop character. Clean. Medium carbonation. Not bad.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 This was much better than I thought it was going to taste. Its full bodied, with a subtle roasty chocolate quality that was very impressive. A very good Schwarzbier.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The after its extraction from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the class a very deep ruby color with a substantial frothy light tan head and lots of sticky lace to cover the glass. Hints of caramel, malt sweet, somewhat coffee like, with the start nicely malted and a bit sweet, top is moderate in its feel. Finish is sternly acidic with the hops delightfully spicy, quite dry and somewhat tart aftertaste, a drinkable beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i liked it, not my favorite sam adams beer worth drinking, nice dark color.
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 The Brewmasters Series from SA is usually a pretty good bet, and this is one of the best I’ve had in that line. But I love Schwarzbiers too! Pours with a tight foaming head, an attractive glowing purplish brown in the light, nearly opaque. Aroma of clean and well integrated dark malts, some caramel, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor much the same, leading to a well crafted dry finish, although a slightly iron like bitter finish lingers for awhile. Quite drinkable, if less complex than of the great schwarzbiers.