thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew poured a large head of light brown mostly lasting bubbles that left a semi-transparent brown colored body with no apparent carbonation behind. It had a mild malt aroma and an initially smooth palatethat finished with a mild hop afterbite. Its flavor was lightly malted.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is sweet lager, earthy. Taste has a great balanced mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly sour with a dominating roasty presence that clings to the mouth. An enjoyable beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color pours brown out of the stubbie brown pint bottle, settles nearly black, has a definate deep brown tone up to the light with ruby highlights. An inch high tan head of loose bubbly spongyness grew fast but faded nearly just as fast to a thin ring and minimal spotty lace.
Nose is roasty malts, slightly tangy of dark fruits and molasses with a touch of chocolate and light mustyness.
Has a complex mix of malts with alot of roastyness, has a bit of caramel and molasses, a very light touch of chocolate and very mild bitterness, quite smooth the whole way through. Some slight dark fruity tangyness and a smokey burntness pokes through close to the finish. Very subtle and well layered in its complexity.
Feel is solid medium body smoothness picks up some fullness in the middle and finishes smooth, lightly crisp with a mellow tangy smokey lingering dryness. An incredibly drinkable, yummy showing of the style; well rounded and smooth.
jaymobrown (1784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some reddish tints around the edge of the glass for this otherwise black beer. Dark malt, dust, earth and grit nose. Same in flavors with grain, malt and slightly roasted flavors. It's like an earthenware pot. Smooth.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, thick, and malty like they tried stuffing a few beers into just one. So creamy and filling with tons of chocolate and coffee and hints of smokiness and marshmellow sweetness. One of the finest beers in all of Brewerland!!!
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An wonderful schwarzbier. Rich and malty with some tasty chocolate and coffee notes. A touch of hops in the finish. I find I like this best served a bit cold.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught. Very malty aroma, Pumpernickel bread, roasty and grainy, some slight, spicy hop and faint toffee. Deep, dark, clear mahogany color with a creamy, ivory head. Flavor is likewise very grainy and roasty, but with some caramel/toffee sweetness and spice. Finishes dry and with a flourish of Hallertau hops. Smooth, creamy texture. Great stuff, I never thought a Schwarz could be this tasty.
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.