Maverick34 (3123) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle/can. Shockingly this is a mass-market cheapie in Germany as far as I can tell. But man it is a good example of the style Dark brown/black w/medium head. Chocolatey/coffee taste. not too heavy either.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse beige épaisse en dentelle qui persiste. Arômes de malt et de métal. Saveurs de métal et de malt. Notes légčres de café.
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While lacking a significant aroma, this beer is very good for a "I just need a beer" kinda beer. There is certainly some coco and toffee with undertones of fruit and berry. A rich dirty head poured from the bottle creating a foamy goodness in my glass. Highly drinkable (and it was!).
cgarvieuk (22687) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red/black in colour, smokey nose,Rich chocolate malt with fruityuness in linger.
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped at the 5 O’clock Club! Brownish head with a black color. Mild sweetness similar to a bock, without the strong finish. Medium bodied. Very Drinkable!
ekstedt (6606) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red colour, medium beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma, some burnt sugar, no clear hop profile. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Quite sweet flavour, but ok balance with a slightly dry finish.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brownish head, that quickly falls. Dark brown colour. Bit to fizzy on the mouthfeel. Nice medium body . Half creamy body. Long finish.
Within style for Schwartzbier.
Mane (13) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the aroma is not full enough. this sweet beer leaves a very pleasent taste.
downender (8270) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Very dark brown with aroma of caramel with a hint of coffee. Very drinkable with sweet tones and some dark fruit. Very good.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2009 Okay, since initial rate, have had a few times and can definitely appreciate the subtleties better. Nice dark brown with fluffy brown head. Nose is clean, a touch fruity and chocolate. Minimal roast in the flavor. Super drinkable and smooth with a touch of bitterness. Tasty stuff.