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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
The dark beer with the blond soul. It is a winter beer with mild malt flavor and aroma, moderate in body, and medium hop presence. A tasteful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3191) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Can - Pours like a hazy cola. Nose is toasted dark bread and metal, light herbal hops, and a bit of nuttiness. That nuttiness manifests itself in some peanut butter notes in the taste, along with the toasted dark bread. It’s a little sweet, pretty smooth, but a limp approximation of what I want from a Schwarzbier. Take out the nuttiness and this could be something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (2185) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Brown pour. Brown sugar and faint roast. Flavor is light nutty roast with molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Some lager feel, but a bit too sweet and choppy to be smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckyNBeer (48) - Schofield, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Poured a dark appearance with slight carbonation and a good amount of head. Smell wise I could detect some malt and chocolate overtones. I could taste chocolate and malt as well but this beer was very smooth and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11013) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
473ml can. Brown rubyish pour, amero-schwarzbier, more roast and body making this nowhere near as drinkable as the style should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Medium roasted malt flavor. Lager yeast flavor. Black with a short, thick head. It does have good palate, very smooth and a surprisingly thick mouthfeel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Tap, part of sampler. Pours dark red to amber color with a slight white clinging head. Very light chocolate/caramel notes. Taste is slightly malty with a light beer crispness with slight notes of chocolate and caramel coming through. Starts as a dark beer beer and finishes light and clean, for some reason I have the word "Decepticon" written in my notes...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at GTMW 2015. Dark brown color, almost black, off tan head. Aroma of light roast. Taste has bitter roast. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Dark chestnut color with a smaller light tan head. Faint aromas of lightly toasted malt, mocha and caramel. Not much to complain about, just not much there. Light sweetness, with some more caramel and cocoa. Very simple. Again, nothing to complain about, except for a things its lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felsenpils (151) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
16oz. can purchased in Menomonie, WI. Pours very dark brown with a nice, long lasting off-white head. The aroma is very clean, the beer is quite clear. The taste is exactly what it should be: malty dark with a slight hint of coffee from the black patent malt. This tastes very much like a true German Schwarzbier and does not have that prune / licorice flavor found in so many dark American craft beers. My only criticism is the alcohol content which here says 6.6% and on their webstie says 6.0%. In either case, it is much too high and makes this a black Bockbier. Compare this to Köstritzer Schwarzbier at 4.8% alcohol by volume. Cut back a bit on the overall malt bill and you would have a real winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Pour out of 16 oz can, hazy brownish pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of slight cocoa, roast, caramel, wet grain, hints of slight grass and herbal notes, touch of yeasty dough. Taste was caramel, toffee, cardboard, wet grain, some slight spice, hints of grass, finishing watery.

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