HuskerTan (294) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Chocolate, toast, leathery, licorice.
A- Black color, dark liquid, nice tan head.
T- Balanced, slightly fruity, raisin tones.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- A great black beer. Smooth and very easy to drink.
jbuskirk (270) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overrated and way overpriced, but Xingu is still a good black beer. Aroma and appearance aren’t anything special. The taste, on the other hand, is excellent. Lots of cream and chocolate flavor in this dark lager. Mouthfeel is very smooth. I’d happily have another one of these... so long as someone else is buying.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dark brown, prune and cocoa aroma. Quite flat, sweet with a vanilla smoked flavour. Bright hops on the finish.
jksipa (164) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Fogo de Chao Austin. Pours a very dark cola colour with small beige head. Nose is sweet vanilla and dark fruits. Very sweet with vanilla and plum notes. Slightly watery with soft carbonation.
BeerBaboon (1451) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma promises something sweet. Notes of licorice. Flavour is indeed a bit sweet and roasted. Notes of licorice here too. Also, a bit rough. Somewhat watery.
Idiosynkrasie (3086) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with yeasty, unspecific fruity notes, somewhere between orange, cherry and red berries. Taste is minimally metallic, dark malty with a touch of cherry. OK.
Erzengel (1691) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
35.5cl. Dark brown with nice malty nose. The beer starts sweet, slightly malty, a bit artificial. The mainpart is a bit watery, malty-dry, but still sweet. The aftertaste is short, malty sweet, not like a great black beer.
ThirstyBird (1006) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours pitch black with a deep tan head. The smell is roasted malt, licorice, molassas. Taste is cardboard, artificial sweetener, The body is light + and soft carbonation. Overall I can’t get past the artificial sweetener taste....
bulldogops (1008) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Coop’s November Beer discovery bag (2 of 4 reviews, 6 beers). Black pour with a bubbly tan head of little retention. Aroma is burnt cereal . Mouthfeel clean, medium-high carbonation. Taste is dominated by an almost burnt graininess, the roast malt character isnt tempered by anything but the carbonation or odd noble hop sensatons. Not smooth, nor drinkable, I hope to find a better Brazilian brew out there.
Cousin_Larry (215) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Uninspiring pour. Pitch black with no head or lacing. Aroma smells like raisins and sheet metal. Taste is actually really good - brown sugar with a clean finish.