jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Reddish black with light brown head that diminishes quickly , slight lace. Slightly roasty nose, some oxidation, light caramel, molasses and grainy notes. Medium-light body, sugary sweet, in a flat pepsi kinda way. Very little bitterness. Not all that good IMHO. hershiser2 (3583) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Deep dark brown, nearly black, with a frothy brown head. Sweet milky scent, chocolatey, but not strong. Flavor is mild and light. Very lagery, with notes of sugared corn. Where this isn’t great, for some reason it’s satisfying... and very easily drinkable. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Almost black color, brownish tan head. Light aroma, mild chocolate, light milk. Flavor is sugary sweet, with some notes of coffee. Light bodied, a little too light, short finish. Decent. DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 Aroma smells like a busch beer. Corn and slight sweet malts. Mostly opaque black with a small thin light tan head. Metallic, thin, watery, hints of sweetness. Another thin, sweet, watery foreign stout...(5/3/3/2/6)RE-RATE--12 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is musty with some minerals. Light on the sweetness. Some esters present. Mostly opaque mahogany body with a rocky off-yellowish head. Starts pretty sweet and sugary with some chocolate notes, before a ton of fruity esters...apples, grapes, and berries, oh my. A little roastiness is present later, but this is pretty thin and rather flawed. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2004
10.26.04 12oz bottle. This beer poured almost balck with a medium brown head. Aromas are very light caramel and chocolate. Flavor is actually quite bland, not much going on but a watery, sugary mess. What the heck is this supposed to be? Mild brine to finish as if a touch of soy was added to this fizzy simple syrup. Quaffable, sure, but I just don’t get the style. Reminds me of Stroh’s, if Stroh’s was sweeter and black. Also makes me weirdly aware of my teeth. for some reason. Everything I’ve ever not liked about schwarzbier (which I’ve come to enjoy recently) is embodied in this stuff.
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Pours a dark brownish black, large tan head. light lacing.jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Aroma is light caramelized sugar and malt.
Flavor is sweet, coffee with too much sugar kind of flavor.
Creamy mouthfeel with a short and sweet finish.
I might buy this again if it were $6 a six pack, but at $8 a sixer I don’t think so.
Somewhat sweet taste, pours very dark, almost black... aroma of caramel and malts, very smooth but the simplicity of this beer is its downfall. A decent schwarzbier. bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 15, 2004
very black, lighter than a stout of the same color. hints of sweet ginger, almost like ginger ale has been used to lighten up a cream stout. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Black as a piranha’s heart, with a frothy cream-colored head. Aroma is simple, vegetal, tiny hints of cocoa, butter, and-?-corn? Palate: extraordinarily smooth. but with a very brief finish. Sure and powerful malt, and very little in the way of hops. Tasty, though, if simple. Very sweet, with some coffee and toffee flavors peeking into the flavor profile, but just a little. Quite smooth, and easy to drink.
This was once available in my area, and I visited it often in the dawn of my beer exploration. I thought it exotic then, with the label and locale, but forgot that it is rather rudimentary. pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Pours out pitch black with a nice tan head. Has a roasty/malty aroma that follows into the taste. It has a rather subtle hop flavor with a good presence of malts.