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Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Schwarzbier
Frankfurt, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Stilbeschreibung: Das klassische Schwarzbier hat seinen Ursprung in Thüringen und Braunschweig. Ein außergewöhnlich dunkles, untergäriges Bier mit markantem Bitterschokoladengeschmack. Es diente auch als Vorbild für die in Japan produzierten Schwarzbiere. Doch die schwarze Bierspezialität droht als Randsorte unterzugehen. Der Brauvorgang ist sehr kompliziert und der Einfachheit halber wird oft ein hoher Anteil heller Malze verwendet, was auf Kosten des Aromas geht. Zudem wird durch die hohe Vergärung das Bier zu trocken Besonderheiten: Darkon besinnt sich auf die traditionellen Rezepturen. So werden hier noch tatsächlich und ausschließlich dunkle Malze eingesetzt, um die typischen milden Röstaromen nach Bitterschokolade und Toffee zu generieren Verkostungsnotiz: Schwarzbraun mit goldenem Rand und mittlerer Schaumbildung. Duftet nach Malz und Schokolade, leicht geräuchert und verwegen nach Sattelleder. Zeigt ein unaufdringliches Mousseux und ein erstaunlich kräuteriges Aroma im Geschmack, unterlegt von einer hefigen Komponente. Ein sehr offenherziger Typ. Die Bitternoten tragen lange.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at Disney World (Wine and Food Festival). Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Grass, some earthiness, and toasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1032) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 3, 2014
From a 650ml bottle purchased in Hamburg. Almost black with a reddish hue and a big beige-coloured head that laces decently. Nose has dark chocolate roasty malts with subtle coffee and caramel notes. Flavour is mild malty sweetness with a mild grassy hop bitterness. Palate is smooth and medium bodied. A fine Schwarzbier but lacks the smokiness of the best examples of this style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
650 ml bottle. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aroma is faint, light smoke, light roasted and a bit if liquorice. Taste is a bit thin, light roasted, medium sweet, light chocolate, medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (980) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Pours a dark brown with an excellent off white lacing. Notes of cocoa/chocolate and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Brown cola colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of slight smoke and coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, mild coffee roast, some earthy flavors, and a puff of smoke. Bittersweet finish, a bit lactic. Smooth and tasty. Sweeter than I expected, but it works.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8346) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2014
Pours black with a malt aroma. Caramel flavor with a decent malt finish. Nice lighter beer with a dark side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3061) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Sample @ "Germany" in EPCOT during the Food & Wine festival 2014. Pours clear cola brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, a little chocolate and a slight hint of coffee. Lightly roasted malt flavor with some bitterness and a hint of sweet chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3178) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours black with a thick mocha head. Aroma has sweet toffee with hints of toasty malts, caramel, faint anise and smoke. Flavor has great roastiness with burnt toffee and just a hint of smoke and earthy/burnt bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium / full and creamy with a dry and roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (286) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 27, 2014
the aroma is very light caramel... the taste is rather rough, with notes of caramel and burnt malt and shades of coffee, bitter chocolate, toffee and dark fruits... sweet and bitter aftertaste... good beer, but too diaphanous for schwarzbier...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (821) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
750ml bottle No: 1014 at home Clear dark brown colour, sweet bread nose with cocoa and a hint of leather. Smooth carbonation and well hidden alc. lovely beer


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