jercraigs (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of unknown vintage @ Chesterís in Hamilton. Black body with ruby tinges on the edges and a good sized beige head. Mild roast and notes of dark chocolate accenting sweet malt in the aroma. Flavour is similar, sweetly malty with a soft roast throughout. Robust. Medium to full bodied. Surprisingly good, I wasnít expecting much.
Mienzigo (6) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
LOVED IT!!! never had any of brew like this one, very smooth, mellow taste. no bitterness at all, sweet finish
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black w/ rocky finger of brown foam. Sweet, malty aroma of licorice, milk chocolate, & caramel. Medium, somewhat syrupy feel. Flavour is semi-sweet w/ a nice light roastiness & notes of licorice, molasses, milk chocolate, & cedary hops.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I tried this a few years ago when it first came out and I thought it was watery crap. I must have had a bad bottle as this isnít entirely crappy.
Pours a pitch-black color with a nice tan head (after a vigorous pour) which left a very nice lace down the glass. Itís already scored higher than the last time I rated it.
Aroma is very sweet, almost too sweet, actually, with some serious fruits hiding in the background.
Flavor is also very sweet with both dark fruits (dates) and some lighter ones (apricots, strawberries?). It kind of reminds me of a wine cooler or malternative, as in "Seagrams Black Cherry" or something like that, only not nearly as crisp. Eh: not bad, but Iím not a fan of the flavor, and itís too sweet for the style (Schwarzbier).
Palate is creamy, almost like a Sweet/Oatmeal Stout, but kinda sickening-sweet. Overall, Iím glad I gave this another shot as I had a bad representation before, but this definately is not my cup of beer.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer. Minimal head. Dark alcohol aroma. Light body. Delicate caramel flavour.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body with a tan head. Aroma is slightly hoppy, llicorice and caramel malts. Flavour is ratsed with some chocolate but a little thin and lacking in body, not that smooth either. Slight bitter finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown color. Aroma was malty with floral notes. Flavor was short but sweet. Caramel and fruit. Medium bodied with a smooth clean finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, no head. Roasted malt with coffee and herbal notes in the nose. Flavor is sweet then roasted then coffee/chocolate. Medium body. Complex. Better than expected.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Fruity, molasses aroma. Very unique flavor. Malty and slightly smoky, but not overly so on either. Very smooth. I kind of like this one.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent enough black lager. Malty, slightly fruity and sweey. Quite thin bodied. Fairly drinkable. Not bad, but not particularly worth seeking out.