hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Crystal clear, mahogony lager with a large frothy, off-white head. Good lacing
Both the flavor and aroma seem to be lightstruck. Skunky. Better flavors and aromas to note: chocolate, maple syrup and yeast. Well-hopped.
Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, bitter finish.
Just can't get past that skunkiness! BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2004
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. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Deep red-brown body, thick light tan head. Earthy, toasty aroma with a skunky twang. Flavor is light, toasty and surprisingly tangy with hints of baker’s chocolate and yeast. There isn’t too much to like about this beer, and I suspect it is somewhat light-damaged. dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2004
Bottled. Dark red/brown colour. Almost no head and no lace at all. Nutty, roastmalty aroma with a hint of liquorice and coffee. Flat, roastmalty taste ending in a nut-bitter finish. Lightbodied and slightly bland. Not enough carbonation, too, therefore underscoring the watery and lightbodied palate-impressions. BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Poured a rich dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of molasses; body, very thin and watery with a nutty molasses flavor, dry finish.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle - 11.2 oz] Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Very mild aroma that’s slightly sweet and malty with a hint of fruit. The flavor is very dry and metallic. It has hints of sweet malts and fruit, but it’s mainly metal. Rather unpleasant. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2005
(bottle) Dark brown to amber colour with a steady foamy off-white head. Shy nose of nuts and roasted malts. Soft bittersweet flavour. Only light to medium bodied, sharp carbonated. Slight taste of roasted malts with notes of coffee and an unexciting dry and hoppy finish. shrubber85 (11386) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 Bottle. Barley - sweet corn syrup aroma. Dark brown with small head. Simple sugar and barley flavor. Not sure what trendiness has to do with the difference between dunkel and schwarzbier. This sample tasted on the old side as it was much sweeter than the typical dunkel - probably much better in Germany. Re-rate in Germany - actually a much light aroma and taste - much drier and hoppier. Very different but really can’t say I’d rate it much different - still not very impressive. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Keg at Roman’s and was listed as Schwarzbier: Pours to a translucent brown body with a dense off-white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is sweet corn and vegetables. Notably, brocolli and lima beans. I’m not a fan of the aroma. The flavor is vegetal with some adjuncts. I don’t see a lot of black malt in this one. The palate is medium bodied and middle of the road. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Tap at The Yardhouse. Brown pour wtih a small head. Aroma is very light and mostly malt driven. Some light nuts also are noticeable. Flavor is pretty damn boring. Light nuttiness and malts with nothing to stand out and get excited about.