Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather a faint shadow of my preferred black beers. The color tends toward red-brown, and the aroma was faint; the taste is properly dry but thin. Just average.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, stoutish appearance. A very nice dunkel. Malty and bitter. Velvety and flavourful. Very good and enjoyable.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint and unfortunately typical lager smell. Looks super dark brown with moderate head, lots of lacing. Nutty with some sweet syrup flavors. Not terrible stuff.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good dark color with good head and some lacing. Smell was more like a grain/bread smell than anything else. Now after say all the good things, the taste was disappointing. It tasted like a nothing special light beer.
ClarkVV (6090) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown with what seem to be some dark greens/greys. Interesting color I havent seen much of. Small fizzy head, very clear body. Aroma of hops (hallertauer possibly), and some faint yeast. Begins with a zip of carbonation and has hints of cane sugar, anise and hops. Pretty crisp finish with a slightly chewy body that is prone to thinning as it warms. A good beer, but as has been said, nothing terribly unique.
PorterPounder (7616) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant diversion - but nothing exciting or unusual. Light tea colored appearance with a thin off-white head. No real aroma. Slighty watery palate. Faint flavors of nuts and that's about it. Nothing distracting in the finish - call this one boring.
Aurelius (5158) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grainy malt aroma, just a hint of polecat. Dings for the green potato-masher bottle. A somehow artificial fruitiness to the malty flavor. Some astringency, straw. Not a whole lot of roast or chocolate or dark flavorings. Light bodied. Drinks pretty easily though.
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brwon, thin brown head. bready aroma. Fatty, thick mouthfeel. Flavor is, um, beery, I guess. Not very interesting at all.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is somewhat light for a "schwarzbier", being a pretty dark amber; the aroma is fairly strong in maltiness; flavor is light yet malty, with a little smokey-burnt bitterness offsetting the mild sweetness, no hop flavor to speak of; fairly smooth and somewhat dry finish. Pretty good.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle labeled Einbecker SchwarzbierPoured an ice tea color brown with a thick head that is slowly settling down. Aroma is slightly roasted with a note of caramel. Body is a bit on the flat side. Flavor is a bit sweet and a bit weak also. Finishes dry. Overall very average and not worthy of future consumption.