TChrome (1429) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking beer pouring almost black with a well retained tan colored head. Aroma is benign. Flavor is a decent amount of sweet malt and just a touch of smoke. Very easy drinking. Good, especially for such low ABV.
Nuffield (3731) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I first had this beer years ago at a Christmas tasting (well before my Ratebeer days), and now I have it again. This was my tenth schwarzbier, I think, and it isn’t the top of the category, to be sure. Nice label. Very suppressed aroma, and a light cardboard flavor (moderately sweet) are all that come out of the blackness. Schwarzbiers play such a mindgame, since you expect so much flavor from such a malty brew, but then you get a much lighter, less bountiful drink. This one came out as something like a Shiner Bock with food coloring. Not bad, just not worth having again, all things considered.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black body with a light brown head.lots of salt in the aroma.roasted malts and a tiny bit of choolate in the flavor.not bad stuff.
Newbie (23) - Denver, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a dark black color with a nice dark tan head. Licorice aroma. Chocolate and anise flavor.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a nice tan head. Malty, sweet aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and sweet chocolate. Smooth, full body. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Very nice.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black very dark brown. Decent Tan head that hangs around for a bit. My glass had almost no aroma. Maybe a little malt and something a little sweet but not much. The flavor is mostly roasted with a hint of chocolate. On the palate it is more watery than a porter or a stout and kind of dry on the finish. Not a bad beer to try. I had no idea what to expect when I picked this up. I’ve definitely had worse.
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a hint of chocolate. Nice thick head. Leaves almost a sweet aftertaste of fruite. Very nice.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black-brown with aromas of molasses and anise. Sweet and smooth with a syrupy malty flavor that is thick and chewy. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Rich and creamy with a dark roasted aspect. Somewhere between a porter and stout. Very unique flavor profile.
Sammy (9132) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK black appearance with a bit of head. And lace. Some licorice initial scent, that carried into first taste then dissipitated. A big bottle, thanks Joey for coming to help me finish. Bit aggressive carbonation.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice black color along the lines of a porter with a dark tan head. The aroma offers chocolate as well as some malt. Sweet malt taste very much like Malta. Not a bad beer to try.