Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is ’Exotic Brazil’ like a province of Brazil? I think this is the only schwarzbier I’ve had, so I don’t have much basis for comparison. Seemed well-balanced. Carbonation was a little high for my tastes, but that may be acceptable for the style. If I want a dark beer, I’d rather have a porter or stout.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick dark brown with light tan head. Caramel aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, bit of chocolate with slight roastiness. Porterish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
this stuff is terrible bad taste after taste is bad as well not at all what i exspected from this style. a poorly done beer
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flat, syrupy, oily stuff with a heavy sweet edge and some trickling spiciness to keep it at least interesting. The texture is heavy but the body is weak, if that makes any sense. It is a good lookin’ brew, though. Slick black body and nice brown head.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a translucent black with reddish edges. Nicely balanced toward the sweet side. Medium-light bodied.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not crazy about this one. Some chocolate and coffee flavor but to watery and bitter
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black color with a laced rich brown head. The flavor is fully roasted, grainy, has burnt malts, bitter, and is creamy. It finishes light but leaves a long lasting malty aftertaste.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Its seductive appearance and silky mouthfeel really keep this beer from being way below average. Way too sugary and a strange aftertaste are Xingu’s weak spots. This was nothing I would buy again.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like. Mild, milky, sweet and fairly sugary. It reminds me of Castle Milk Stout.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum yum. Dark, smoky, malty, roasty. Very smooth and surprisingly drinkable. I’m not familiar with the black beer style, but I didn’t expect it to be so easy to drink or so light bodied. I thought this stuff was going to be tough. One of my favorites.