Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
It took me awhile to guess the style but I finally remembered the word "Schwarzbier." Haven’t had any Schwarzbiers in awhile I guess. Deep red-brown body, thin/medium light cream head. Roasty and rather chocolatey aroma, also very bready. Tart body with chocolate, toast, burnt caramelized sugars, earthy bready tones, and leafy hops. Pretty complex overall and very smooth. Sometimes borders on being a bit too thin-bodied but the malt complexity always comes to the rescue. jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Dark brown colour with a lighter tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt and bittering characteristics. Medium-light bodied; Bitter coffee flavour with roasted malt showing through. Overall, nice-good to try! I sampled this beer on 15-May-2004 at the May RB Party in Toronto, Onatrio. Jedsbrew (464) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Very dark with a small head, aroma of coffee grounds, a little metallic and smoky. Thin mouthfeel, some chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes, sweet, a little scorched like charcoal. Drinkable, but it seemed a bit washed out. iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Pours a nearly opaque black with a thin bubbly head. Sweet burnt malt aroma. Smoked malt taste with a sweetish finish. Light in body. Unimpressive Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Tasty beer. Don’t know about following the directions and actually bathing in it, but definitely a decent beer.
beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Well as it says it’s pretty much black with a creamy/bubbly tan topping. Must have been a pretty dirty person leaving this bathwater behind. Fortunately the flavour is not at all of bath water - roasty malts and chocolate although it could be more robust. Enjoyable though - cheers Radek. antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Bottle. Beatiful near black color with a glow of ruby brown when held in the light. No discernable head, a few bubble streams rising. Smells of smoky roasted malt with a little breadiness. Roasted malt flavor with a lingering sweetness to counter the bitter roasted flavor. Moderate carbonation and a thin, easy drinking body. Has a slight medicinal quality, maybe brought out with the alcohol. Flavor not unlike a thinner oatmeal stout. Not too smoky, thank God. Pretty tasty as I don’t like my dark beers overly dry and astringent. jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Beautiful pour. Looks the way a dark beer should in a glass. Head is a dark tan color and the beer is black and opaque. Smell is kind of on the weak side. Taste is good but lacks any kind of finish whatsoever. Taste went away as soon as it was swallowed. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2004
I think the Green Giant defecated in this one...All I can smell is green peas galore, and I really dislike that vile, mushy green garbage...Roasted malt and smokiness try to redeem the rest of the beer but to no avail...What could have gone wrong to cause such nightmarish emanations??... tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
Green peas in the aroma (Is that DMS? I've never come across green peas in beer before). Clear, very dark brown with almost non-existant head that dissipates completely. Flavour of smoked green peas with a roasty background. Thin body. Chalky mouthfeel. Quite still as carbonation fizzes off with the head. Bottle (sampled with MartinT, Rastacouere and some non-RB tasters).