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The Baron Schwarzbier is a classic German black beer.  The color is black with tinges of ruby and brown.  The flavor is full and crisp.  The Schwarzbier starts with a slight roast flavor upfront followed by a faint chocolate body with a very crisp clean lagered finish.  A very full yet drinkable lager.  

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Bottle pours a clear deep mahogany with a small skin of a tan head. Light roasted aroma and slightly sweet roasted flavor. Light palate and clean. Nice chocolate and slightly sour trailer. Softly carbonated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2007
On tap at The Taphouse. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin and lacy off-white head. Light body with med-light carbonation. Aroma of butterscotch with herbal hops. Sweet dark malt taste with a dry and slightly grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
pours black with almost no head. smell is of roasted pecans, chocolate and a touch of coffee. taste is bitter with sweetness, bakers chocolate, malt. nice beer, smooth yet bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Body is black with brown edges, thin light tan head. Aroma is lightly smokey, licorice, roasted malts, with a little bit of coffee. Taste is lightly roasted, some caramel, some hazelnut to it also. Could be fuller, but a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Baron Brewing Company--Schwarzbier Black Lager--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--20 IBU’s Est.? (4.0 / 5.0) Schwarzbier--Mild lace head. Clear thin dark red brown color. Toasted mild hop front. Clean smooth mild tangy roasted black cherry fruit Pils hint body. Mild sweet hop spice clean end. Lager smooth. Good Session Brew. Sampled 11/2/2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reid (1806) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Black ale ,with a nice sized thick ,frothy tan head. nice malt centered aroma, sorty of toffeeish in character. Again malt driven taste, semi-sweet, caramel, English toffee , some tingle of hopping below all this but barely there,like "DA" I find a slight smokiness almost in the aftertaste. Ok on the palate, low carbonated and smooth. Not my favourite style, but i found this nice and easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2006

Pours deep brown with red highlights and a long-lived head. The aroma is sour and musty, with plenty of dark brown bread and a suite of off-aromas that I cannot place. Flavor is again brown-bready, mildly sweet, a bit roasty, but overall unimpressive if not a little bit off.

After the very good Oktoberfest from this brewery, I’m disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
Dark bronwy red beer with decent head. Aroma is toasty and malty with a touch of caramel. Beer is thin roasty with a touch of choclate and smoke at the finish. Good easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
draft @ brewery - clear and dark brown with foamy cream head and minor lacing; roasty and malty aromas with a slight hint of smoke; grainy with a smooth, chewy body; slight smoke in the flavors too with some chocolate and roasted malts; nice texture and overall a very pleasant brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Dark foreboding brown with a clearishness to its body that is fairly evident, even in a sensibly low light. Small, grey tinted paper top of firm foam slips off to a skim pretty quickly; leaving a whispy skim and a thin, firm collar ring. Tiny strings of lace stick. Aroma is pleasantly forward with a very welcome amount of black malt sweeetness, very slight charred molasses and grain husk, a slim chocolateyness, and a gentle earthy dryness on top. Very nice nose. Taste is just as pleasant. The black malt presense is so perfect here. Incredibly forward and absolutely tasty. A generously welcome amount of mildly preserved black malt sweetness is melded in with a well-rounded, firm crispness that lingers behind each sip bringing a tender pull underneath of earth laden, floating dryness of smokey husks, dark fruit skins, and a somewhat slimmer molasses. But the black malt is everywhere to be found. In three fold, palate soaking, goodness. Yum oh yum oh yum... Feel is pretty damn firm with a smooth, semi snappy, medium body and a light threshold of dryness skating around within the finish and a very nice black malt sweetness altogether. Have I mentioned the black malt sweetness is all but fantastic? Well it is. It covers completely and makes the whole beer work for itself in an easy fashion of consumption that is inconceivably solid, smooth and effortless. Wow, what an excellent surprise from Baron out West. Thanks to cvschaller for this gem of a black bier! Yumski yum yum...

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