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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 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerdork1968LS (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2005 does not count
Had on tap at Brouwers Cafe in Fremont. Nice black lager with good roast / chocolate / malt aroma. Toasty and sublte roast add to the malt sweetness. Nice clean malt finish, you can tell it was lagered. Good attempt at the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
22oz: Pours a nice dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma wasnt too strong, it has notes of fruit, malts, raisin and yeast. Flavor was right on, perfectly crisp with a creamy palate. And traces of nut, fruit, plum and chocolate. A vey well made beer. I would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught. Pored black with small fast disappearing head. Much lacing. Nakty aroma. Chocolate and toasty notes in the malty body. Full fouth with mild hop finish. Worth seeking out.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
One of my favorite styles in the fact that they have a lot of character with a very smooth and light body so you don’t get full after a pint, and this was pretty well done. Creamy on the palate with a roasty chocolate malt flavor and hints of melted caramel. Slight smoked character in the finish. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
22 oz bomber from Spirits RB. Poured a liquidy black body sitting underneath a smaller sized cream colored frothy head. Aroma of faint chocolate, grassy hops, stale brownies, nutts and brown bread. The body is suprisingly chewy and full with average carbonation and an ever so slight lingering aftertaste. Flavor starts off with a slight sour chocolate note, dark grains, grass, cola. Pleasantly suprised by this one and I would gladly drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours dark ruby, slight chocolate hue, large white foamy head, mild carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Malty nose, very slight toasted aroma, slightly nutty.   Smooth on the tongue, very lightly toasted malts, and a slight lactic twinge.   Moderate body & mouthfeel.   Finishes clean and rather nutty, along with a subtle toasted malt.   Seems almost like a heavy Brown Ale, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe. Dark black with light ruby tints and a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is very toasty, with some nuttiness and a light noble hop aroma. Well lagered. Flavour is also malty, nutty, and toasty with some faint earthiness. Subtle noble hop flavour on the finish. Easy to drink with a bit of faint anise and sweet maltiness in the finish. These guys know how to do Germany proud.

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