Brewed by FEMSA Cerveja Brasil
Style: Schwarzbier
Jacareí (SP), Brazil


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RATINGS: 1270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Xingu is a line of exotic beers dedicated to bring awareness to the Amazon Rainforest. Xingu Black Beer is very smooth and drinkable and is a two time winner of the Beverage Taste Institute of Chicago’s Gold Medal as the best dark lager in the world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Rotten vegetable aroma that is so common in this style. Mellow and almost-numbing palate, soft flavors of smoke, steak and milk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Pours out black, just like the bottle indicated. Aroma was malty with hints of sourdough bread. Large tan head with noticeable lacing. Flavor was malt, almonds and hints of toffee. Somewhat thin on the palette with a medium dry finish. The bottle didn’t indicate what style of beer this was so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall I would classify this one as a porter. Sampled on 2/21/04 at Rodo Viva in Temecula, CA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Visually appealing with dark, reddish brown body and frothy tan head. After that? Nothing. Aroma and flavor nondescript. Look at it but don't drink it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Black beauty. Aroma was malty and bready. Flavor was malty, bready, slightly sweet and burnt. This was good stuff... will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
Kind of confusing. You expect a stout flavor given the color, but that's not at all what this style is about. Frankly, I am still confused. It is more like a not-so-sweet, very dark brandywine. A little more hoppiness than a stout, but still pretty flat. Clearly some strange flavors that I did not have a much of a chance to really pin-point, but over all a decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Pours black with a nice tan head. The aroma is flat. Perhaps a bit of chocolate and dark fruits. Medium bodied mouthfeel. A bit bland but malty and mildly sweet. Slight hoppy finish. This was an interesting beer. I think mainly because of where it's from. Overall it wasn't that bad, although it wasn't very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Poured into a beautiful black color but first taste that hit me was vinegar? Could I've gotten a bad batch? I'll have to re rate at a later date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2004
This beer was surprisingly good. I didn't figure Brazil to be a brewing Mecca but they at least have one drinkable beer. I'd like to do a side by side with a Blackened Voodoo and a Kostritzer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
One of the two decent beers that is mass marketed in Brazil (the other being Caracu) that deviates from the standard pilsner forumla sold everywhere in Brazil. Pours pitch black but tastes a bit bland. Malty caramel with hints of coffee bitterness. I was hoping for a bit more flavor from the black silk of Brazil.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Pours black though not totally opaque. Head dissipates quickly. Aroma of wine and hops and can somewhat get the anise notes that are talked about. Starts sweet then goes bitter, though not overpowering. Creamy, silky palate with a smooth finish.

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