ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Did not for a second pick out that this was a schwarzbier, but now that I know it, it makes more sense. Rich, sweet roasted malt aroma. Dark brown in color; nearly opaque. Small, off white head. Excellent lace. Tastes like it smells. A good beer. A little overly sweet. I keep expecting this to be thin and it’s just not. A pretty decent little beer. Once again, appears that the anti-Sam Adams bias is holding down the ratings on this one.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish-red. Malty aroma with caramel notes. Flavor of chocolate and toffee. Nice balance. This beer breaks away from the "averageness" of the other beers from this brewer, and I like it quite a bit.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring with a Cola Bubbly Head. Burnt Caramel and Chocolate Aroma. Dry Roasted Caramel Taste...Creamy Mouthfeel. Malt and Chocolate Hints. Sweet, Dry Roasts and Chocolate Aftertaste. A Surprisingly Enjoyable Schwarz from Sam’s.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with ruby accents. Has about a 1/2 inch of head that seems to linger. Aroma is chocolate and caramel. The flavor was mostly chocolate. It was pretty sweet in taste. The palate was smooth but not thick like a porter or stout. It was more watery as a schwarzbier should be. A good beer for this brewer. I enjoyed it.
Newbie (23) - Denver, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer tastes like a sweet stout. It has a nice mouthfeel with a clean finish. It tastes like Xingu.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown hue with a two-finger head that stays remarkably well. Aroma consists of sweet chocolate, with hints of caramel and smoke. Flavor follows the nose, and is a little sweeter than I am accustomed to, but I rather enjoyed it. This beer is well-carbonated, and pleasantly coats the mouth. Overall, this was a good specimen from Boston Beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly good as an overall package. I like my schwarzes a little less sweet (that’s my problem with Xingu) and more bitter and roasty and this fits the bill. Incredible head retention; a huge, billowy, pockmarked ecru head rises easily. The palate aviods some watery carbordiness that I sometimes find. Not refined (too grainy/husky for that) but still a fine example and a easy quaffing beer for a buck a six under what I usually buy. There is more of this in my future.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-I have actually been wanting to sample this one for quite some time now. This could be the best beer on their lineup! pours a deep amber huge with a sudsy beige head. Chocolate, roasty aroma with notes of mocha, smoke and slightly ashy. flavors are mostly roast and chocolate with lots of burnt notes as well. very nice for SA standards. Long roasty finish with lingering mocha notes. some hops in there in the finish-spicy. I dig this one!
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark color with a medium off white head. Aroma was of toasted malts and a bit of hops. Flavor followed suit with a toasty character and some toffee sweetness and a bit of bittering hops. Medium to thin mouthfeel with good carbonation and little aftertaste.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly translucent black with a tan head that laces well. Nose is faint allspice and hops. Flavor is roasted malt with a nice hops balance towards the end, more spice, mildly bitter. Fairly dry, very little aftertaste.