HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (12oz). Poured opaque brown-black with a reddish hue, a small foamy-fizzy light brown head. Aroma was dark roast malt, resiny sourish red wine, some licorice, chocolate and raisin notes. This one’s pretty flat and thin on the palate, very mild roast malt and some tart prune juice, no detectable alcohol or hops - interesting, but way too mild.
impreza (1) - Florence, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, a little roasty. A little thin but still enjoyable, esp from Brazil....
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle picked up at Piccadilly’s in Champaign. very dark pour with a creamy tan head. mildly sweet with some anise/licorice notes. subdued flavors lead to a very easy drinking beer, but for a schwartzbier its just too mild.
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is faint and resembles a dark lager but some small malt will come through. Nearly opaque, although its real just a dark brown. Thin coating og head created but diminished in a couple of minutes. The flavor is semi sweet and bitter with a much more noticeable presence of the malts again. Somewhat roasty and smooth, but i feel its unbalanced. I’ll admit, i did think this was suprisingly a decent beer considering the thought that it was imported from the southern Americas.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very smooth, light tasting beer. To put the taste into perspective, I would say that if I was to be double fisting at a bar, and Xingu was in one hand, a "good" beer in the other, I would drink most of the Xingu, then down the other beer, and then savor the last few swigs of Xingu for the final taste in my mouth... that’s how good it is.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black with a mahogany hue and a small tan head. Aroma of molassas, leather, burnt grain, sour milk, coffee. Sweet and tart iin flavor and a smooth mouth feel with little bitterness. Not bad.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nuts, caramel, roasty, bread, black, frothy, brown foam, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, flat, bitter finish,
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black in color with a thin white head. Aroma is obviously chocolate with a hint of plum. Taste is a little watery with hints of caramel and chocolate. A refreshing beer to eat with steak. Not too complex, but not poorly made either despite it’s molson/coors connection.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Broudy’s Beerfest 9/03/05 and bought a sixpack to bring home. Pours clear dark brown , almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and coffee. Starts out sweet malt, with some tartness and cola feel, dries out just a bit with a faint bitterness at the finish. A little thin, but tasty and pleasant. I like the flavor. Very nice.
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting. The aroma is sweet with a toast and floral hop smell. Appearance is dark brown with a so-so head. Flavor is almost candy like. I would swear there is chocolate, licorice, and toffee in this one. Light bitterness in the finish. I like it but it falls a little flat near then end. This would be great if it was a little thicker in texture.