cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like cider. Not incredibly flavorful, is very smooth with a dark tan head.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bitter. Not too sweet. Just right.
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
How black can a beer get? This tests the limits.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a plesant surprise. Very Smoooove, with a sweetish chocolatey flavor. Maybe a touch thin on the finish, but all in all a pretty good beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very weird/interesting brew that is somewhat true to its style. The aroma is of honeydew and cantaloupe with a touch of Belgian yeast. Silky mouthfeel seems somewhat watery for a dark beer, but manages to coat my throat. There is little hop presence, but the malt is refined and subtle. The finish is slightly roasted and dry. A must try for the true beer connoisseur. I never would’ve guessed this came from Brazil.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had two over a period of time. Very impressed the first time, not so the next. Not sure if the "exotic" nature of having a Brazilian beer gave it more points the first time or not. Roasty, low carbonation (though I see that one rater said high?)Fairly pleasant brew, but I’m not the biggest stout fan.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 pitch black with a big dark tan head, nice roasted coffee flavor with a sweet creamy finish, very very very good..sweet ending, makes you want seconds...the more I drank of this, the more I appreciated it...Good ass shit, stoutish flavor & aftertaste Re-Rate 12/2/02: no head yet black..nose of chocolate coca cola..watery mouthfeel..with some silky chocolate mouse..roasty and toasty and pretty chocolatey for a lager..also some licorice..great schwarzbier..
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I used to drink this beer alot but I got tired of it quickly. The appearance is eye catchingly BLACK. with a really thick head. It was very sweet and fruity.
chrislouvion (6) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2002 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For sopme reason, it does not taste at all what it looks like: a evry black beer. It is pretty tasteless and flat.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth all around. Perhaps too smooth for a beer. Some carbonation indeed would be a plus. Carmel flavor is nice, but feels too thin. I expected a little more depth with a dark color as it is. Either way, its a very drinkable beer and isn’t overpowering in flavor.