mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - AUG 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
twist top, jet black w/ brown head. subdued caramel aroma w/ hint of coffee, it’s smooth and fairly drinkable. light bodied, rather thin, though expected. it has a hint of coffee and roasted barley. there is really not that much to say, similar to a german dunkel.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured a totally opaque black into my glass. Nice off-white colored head didn’t last and had no lacing. I could not detect any aroma or much flavor for that matter. There is something of a metallic taste though. Very watery body with some carbonation. Other than the appearance, I can’t see anything good about this beer.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Black opaque color with little head. Sweet sugar cane malt flavor - very pleasant. Medium body - not too heavy, not too light. Alcohol content low for a schwarzbier - should really be a dunkel. Still nice and enjoyable - really like the cane sugar flavor.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is black with a big bubbled brown head...smell is a little caramel, licorice, and metallic...taste is malty sweet but a twinge of metallic flavor...
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 pours inky black with a small brownish head, not much on smell a faint smell of molasses,the taste is also of molasses, very smooth with a very little bit of bitterness.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I really couldn’t pick up any aroma. Deep black. Small head. Flavor is like a cheap lager at first then some malty sweetness, almost raisiny, flavor comes in. I personally love schwarzbiers, but this one lacked the smooth all the way through malt profile of the German Schwarzbiers I love. Decent, but it tastes a little too much like it’s normal lager originators.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Taste is slightly sweet, with tastes of cocoa and a touch of coffee. Very smooth and drinkable.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured like motor oil with a big airy, cascading tan head. Little to no aroma. Likewise, I didn’t discern really all that much of the big-bodied flavors I expected. This is smooth and only light sweet ... toffee, mild bitterness ... OK.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a very unique sasparilla like taste. The taste signature is very individual. Very strong.
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a three-finger brown head that leaves some lace. Solid black color. Light-medium bodied and light carbonation. Slightly malty nose. Starts sweet - hints of molasses and toffee finishes mellow - not dry. $10.49 for a 6-pak of 12oz. bottles from Tulley’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.