Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black as night. Rich malt, creamy, and sweet. It's more like a porter or maybe an oatmeal stout. I was worried to find a twist-off top. In the end I'm impressed. I think it might be a good choice with a cigar.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Went to a Brazilian restaurant, was told there was a dark beer and a light beer. I chose the dark, out came the Xingu, which I had almost completely forgotten about. Poured a ruby black with a brownish head. Aroma not very enticing. Tasted pretty good though, better than I had recalled. Decent malt body, but not overpowering. Satisfying finish. Don't think I would care much for it alone, but complemented the food very well.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely not the champ of schwarzbiers. real dark with hints of brown/burnt amber on edges. Thin light brown head, a real dark lager. Licorice, some roasteyness and a big malt presence. Very licoricey, a hint of chocolate. A sweet malty finish after a noce smooth clean mouthfeel. Barley and chocolate, a hint of vinuousness. not bad, but cant hold a candle to the Wisconsin schwarzbiers.
obfuscatex (9) - USA - MAY 22, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was expecting a schwarzbier and got somehing different, i was plesantly surprised though.
SenorCovert (3) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
first black beer I ever tried didn't know what to expect at the time but have grown tolike it
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very german and slight berry aroma, looks very stoutlike, spritzy, barley, hints of berry, mediciny and very belgian like, overall very weird
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very Black. Tasted a little like a porter. A little sweet taste that has a hint of roastiness.Overall noy too bad
boto (1763) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2005 12oz. bottle: This beer poured a very dark brown with a creamy, tan colored head. It has a sweet, malty nose, with some faint hints of chocolate and roastiness. A fairly sweet, malty taste. Typical lager smoothness to it. I get some roastiness in the aftertaste too. A little sweet for this style, but overall a decent brew. I was pleasantly surprised!
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a quickly evaporating tan head. Sweet and malty, aroma. Almost a candy apple scent. Very sweet flavor-- almost too sweet for me. Light, slightly roasted aftertaste.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big surprise from Brazil, with a nice overall Porter-like taste. It has a hint of sweetness coupled with a slightly sour aftertaste. Very good overall (surprisingly).