beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color, large head. Medium bodied beer. Roasted malts, coffee-like flavor, a little too sweet tasting. Full flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and a little thin. Aftertaste is dry and malty. Beer us a little too sweet, but a very refreshing beer.
BillKismet (3024) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark molasses body with a perfect chocolate head that settles into a ring. Sweet malt aroma with a caramel factor. Crisp malt flavor with a sweet caramel edge having a drawn out depth. This is a surprising stellar dark lager with a moderately complex, sweet body, and an adequately dry finish.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet latte nose. Malt sweetness and stale creamed coffee. A bit thin on the mouthfeel, mabey I got an old bottle.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
big black bottle. Dark strong flavors.
jaymobrown (1521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark, malty tasting beer. Very little, or no head. Has a sweet, smoked taste to it. Smooth texture. Has a faint roasted peanut texture and taste. I wasnít expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice dark lager.
nutty sweet taste with a smoky element to it.
hasa bitter porter-like finish to it.
Panzuriel (1190) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good very sweet black beer from Brazil. It is probably the best South American beer by far. Very complex and great flavor. Beautiful in the glass. Wonderful mouthfeel. A must.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This smells like a bucket of latex housepaint. Looking perfectly normal, nice and dark, minimal head, I am flabergasted. Little carbonation, it feels like Iím drinking a flat soft drink. This could be a bad bottle, and Iím open for a rerate after seeing such high opinions here. However, the only accuarate description I have is that it tastes like Iím drinking a can of flat black paint.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
silky and sable with just a pinstripe of brown to suggest the extremities; the head bloomed like an inflatable raft. some dust-like particulate matter in there doing some lazy inebriated bobbing about in the inky murk. a wafting aroma of cherry and port. tight effervesence is the first impression on the tongue, then sweetness, suggestive of added sugar, as in mackeson. busy melange of flavors: chutney, tamari sauce, oatmeal, currents or slightly burned raisins. moderate edgy bitterness, possibly derived from the steeped bones of a couple lost amazonian missionaries. it tops the few other schwarzbiers iíve had, which tended to error on the side of being understated. this one has some boldness.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Much darker than expected, deep black with a dark brown head. Nose has lots of cola, some cherries, and a bit of coffee. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, reminscent of cola or Dr. Pepper-ish sweetness. The sweetness is backed by some roasted malts, a bit of fruitiness, and licorice. Palate is quite pleasant, thin, but not watery. Drinkable enough to be refreshing on a hot day, but dark enough to have some heft. A darn nice schwarzbier, best Iíve had of the style.