cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red/bown with a creamy tan head leaving thick lines of lacing. The aroma is of malt and chocolate malt, with a faint hop presence. The mouthfeel is full and finishes relatively dry. I have had 3 or 4 examples of this style, so I am not all that experienced with it, but this is a good beer. The chocolate range of roastiness is stronger than in other examples and the finish is relatively full and dry. Similar to a stout, but not as rich or as fruity.
djones27 (5) - USA - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Malt Flavor, yet not overly complex. Deliciously clean drink. Enjoyed thoroughly.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprisingly light bodied. I expected a robust impact from the dark ruby pour with the thick, light tan head. Lightly hopped, it lacked the anticipated roasted grain anddeep malt flavor. Pleasantly bland.
TheBeerGod (5315) - 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 (4492) - 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 (1419) - 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.