brystmar (1074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Man, I used to love this beer. Been probably 4 years since my last bottle of Xingu; let's see how this fares with my palate now...
Dark brown/amber color sports plenty of handsome, deep tan lace. Aroma of plums and sweet malted grain butt up against some serious cardboard oxidation. Hmmm.
Taste begins light and fruity, turning buttery-sweet midway through until the end. Honestly tastes like there are adjuncts in here. Light, crisp body seems a bit thin for the style, but I don't drink enough Schwarzbier to say so definitively.
Truly does taste like a mass-produced lager, which wasn't expected. Not bad, but not particularly good either.
AWISLguy (1011) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours an opaque black with a faint tan head leaving almost no lacing. Aroma has caramel and chocolate with something vegetal. Taste is of sweet choco/caramel with some molasses. Not very deep. Light to medium bodied. Finishes sweet and a bit dry. Lowly carbonated. Solid taste, not much else.
NeoHippie2 (742) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with a tan head. Not a whole lot going on with the aromas, some subtle malt notes but that’s really it. Flavor has some malt presence but still not a lot going on. A bit watery. Very smooth and easy to drink but lacking in complexity and flavor.
cgreb (394) - Marburg, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Black beer with a thin beige head. Aroma is very thin with traces of cardboard. Flavour is sweet. No bitterness. Low carbonation.
tightslice (124) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure what to make of this. An interestingly blend of thick sweet malts and thin dry crumbs... drinkable but not my cup of butter.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Totsl wine sterling. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Very malty on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Fairly sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Pretty much like every other Schwartzbeer I’ve ever had.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Black with small head. Light roasted malt. Rather thin. I’m not crazy about this style, but it’s drinkable.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan/khaki head, aroma brings notes of slight biscuit, bread, roast, hints of cracker, slight caramel, toffee, and buttery notes as well. Taste is a mix of butter, slight cracker, biscuit, bread, hints of oats, slight caramel, roast, finishing bitter, dry. Interesting for sure, very drinkable, if not for the butter notes.
perspect (3) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Simple local. Lacking any effervescent. Very dark in color and quite simple in taste. A bit on the sweet side.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
daniele (4762) - ITALY - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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