Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 Ruby brown with a medium creamy tan head. Not much aroma, but what is there is lightly sweet, very smooth mouthfeel. Ends sweet. I found this beer to be boring without much going on.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It poured into the glass a very dark brown color w/ some reddish bricking. It was translucent. The head was a tightly bubbled tan color that started out quite large and diminished slowly. The nose had some heavy, sweet, malty tones in it. The flavor has a touchy of smokiness along w/ some hoppy notes. Very enjoyable, very drinkable. Thanks CaptainCouger
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The epitome of Schwarz (says the man who has tried one or two others?- Hah!) Incredibly smooth and creamy with a thin lasting small bubbled head. Smoke plus caramel plus a bit of rock salt in the flavor - almost milky in the palate - gorgeous dark dark ruby color - mellow and delightful - perfect bitterness closes this gem - wow, what a surprise - this is a phenomenal middle-sized (I presume) brewery.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong coffee flavor and aroma with a nice balance of bitterness and dark chocolate. Very creamy and roasty - a nice brew. Leaves a nice pleasant cocoa essence in the mouth. Very dark reddish brown with a little, but lasting head. My only complaint is that the flavor is not quite as robust as it could be.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits in Chicago, 6/3/03. Light tan, tight head dissipates quickly. Very dark reddish-brown color-- almost totally opaque, but nice-looking. Nose is of a dark roasted malt, with some scent of springy berries-- almost like a sweet or even an imperial stout. First taste is a dark roast, again malty with some tingly fruitiness. Pleasant undertaste of caramel too, with all of the chocolate and dark coffee of, again, a fine imperial stout. Medium-light body, surprisingly thin for as strong as the nose and flavor are, but surprisingly long finish (roast all the way, almost burnt flavor, with some nice nuttiness that creeps through) for as thin as it feels in the mouth. This stuff goes down extremely smooth, but somehow lingers for a very long time. Alcohol flavor is there a bit, but is not off-putting. Flavor brightens up strongly as you work through a bottle (and as it warms up a bit). Very welcome addition to the lager canon.
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would have guessed this to be a stout or a porter, but a dark lager? Never. The head is tan and frothy, and the aroma is roasty and chocolately. The flavor is quite malty and complex, with intense roasted/smoke flavors, caramel, coffee, licorice, and some others I can't quite identify. If all schwarzbeirs were like this, I'd be trying them a lot more often.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice coffee/caramel aroma and flavor. Very dark, definitely a schwarzbier yet smoooth.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer with great Malty flavor. Nice thick tan head. I like Sprecher beers because they are served in 16 oz bottles. A very smooth Schwarzbier.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and malty, fair carbonation, very coffee-like. I like, but not a "must have".
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth silky mouth feel. Oh and its black in color - looks like a stout and taste like stout, with much coffee favor. Good Beer