roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark brown/black light can penetrate (so much for being "black") with nearly no head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is a mixture of candy corn and cola syrup with a faint, barely noticable skunk. Flavor is a lightly sweet and syrup with noticably sickening tones - like a poison that tastes sweet. Am I drinking windshield washing fluid or beer? This one lets you know that you are drinking poison (alcohol). Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a very dark brown color and a slightly skunked smell. Taste is somewhat smooth, sweet and finishes sweet. Overall a very different beer which I do not like too much...
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark brown...opaque, with a large light brown head. The aroma was full of caramel, roasted chocolate, and a gentle spiciness. The flavor was extremely sweet (sugary) with a solid chocolate core. The feel was thin, but perfect for this style of beer. Everything about this beer screams out "sweet stout" except the feel. Very nice schwarzbier...my favorite so far.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark appearance with a tan head. Fairly light bodied but flavorful nonetheless. Taste is sweet with chocolate and some sour fruit showing through as the beer warmed. Palate is a little thin. Overall a pretty good beer and just light enough to be refreshing on a hot day.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice and black with small tan head. Malt aroma. Very smooth, if (as noted) a bit thin. Slightly sweet roast malt flavors with a hint of molasses. I got it as a novelty, but it was much better than I expected.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, thin, dark head that's almost nonexistant. Sweet but not syrupy.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose that reminds me of root beer, dark black with no head, very cool complex flavor. I don't know why but it kind of reminds me of sea-wead with some salt to it. but in a good way. The palate was smooth and flowy, not chunky or thick. I typically am not a fan of this style but this is one that I might have again.
valcanan (12) - Apple Valley, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A black beer that has a pleasing smell and taste. One of the best black beers that I have ever had.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish almost black in color, nice wispy brown head that leaves a good lacing, faint roasted coffee malt aroma, thin and watery mouthfeel, decent roasted malty flavors, light bodied a little too light, this does have a good bitter finish, not all that bad even though my bottle might be a little old.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown. Just brown. The aroma is malty and has some alcohol in the aroma (smells like a brown ale). The flavor is dark, roasty, and caramely. It has a sweet finish with some bitterness in the background (not hop bitterness, more of a grain bitterness). Satisfying. It has some sediment at the bottom, as well.