Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 This poured out of the bottle so dark that I had to hold it in front of a hallogen lamp to catch a bit of redness. The tan head lingered and coated the glass. There wasn’t much body to the beer, but, damn, it went down smooth! There was a good malty flavor with some sweetness and it tended to coat my mouth and throat. Xingu is best drunk cold, because the sweetness and syrupy texture can get a bit overbearing as it warms. I keep some in the fridge.
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jtw (1094) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep dark red and black. lightly roasty aroma, very malty. very smooth body that coats your mouth like syrup. nice sweet finish, extremely malty flavor. enjoyable!
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle. Got this in Louisville, KY while on vacation. Very dark, and almost black. Held up to the light there was a touch of red. Nice dark head. Good feel in the mouth. Slight malt taste with low carbonation. A very nice drink.
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn. Very dark with some red if light passes through it, brownish head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste is bitter with a nice citrus undertone and a biting finish. Very good stuff.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with cherry edges & low head, some carbonation. The aroma is dirty with some light ricey, fruit & subtle chocolate roast malt; coconut & peach too. The flavor is light & sweet, smooth very sake like with metallic roasted qualities too. Finishes balanced & tangy.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with lighter edges and a creamy tannish head with spotty lacing. Aromas of chocolate and roast malts. Slightly sour and bitter. Similar malts in the flavor with some more bitterness and a slight nutty quality. Smooth and roasty.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark, nearly black in color. Sour corn and malt aroma. Slight fruity and stale cereal flavor a hint of licorice and an unusual medicinal flavor. A terrible schwarzbier.
Beerlover1982 (78) - Lacrosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tried Xingu for the first time at a bar in La crosse Wi. It was a little expensive but had a surprisingly good taste and aroma. It was a little sweet for my taste but good none the less.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque black with a tan, somewhat lasting head. Highly carbonated. I can taste the anise in the creamy mouthfeel. Thin body but not bad.
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I remember thise having more of an anise flavor, but it still shows hints. Dark and boasting a decent brown head. Light and smooth, hints of chocolate and anise in front of a nice sweet malt background.