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Brewed by Camden Town
Style: Schwarzbier
London, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The golden Bohemian skies turned black. The cool floral breeze spiked into a whirl of burning bitter fruits. Everything changed. A beautiful dance between darkness and light. Brutal and elegant. Thunder and shooting stars. It was Friday the 13th. Black Friday.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London on 4th August 2012. Black with off-white head and a little lace. Fruity aroma with plenty of roast malts. Rich malty and slightly smoky main taste - berries, coffee, toast and smoke. Plenty of flavour foci. Tangy citric kick. Bitterish end with roastiness and tanginess. Zingy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
On keg at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Draught@Brewdog Camden, London. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, dark ripe fruits, some mild raisins as well as mild notes of rye. Flavour is being quite similar in a very nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Draught at The Euston Tap, London on 4 Jun 2012. Poured near black, with a thin off white head. Aroma of berries, roasted malt and floral hop. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with burnt sugar and grain. Finish was burnt malt, coffee and treacle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
On tap at The Brewery. Very dark brown beer. Lasting beige head. Hoppy dark lager. Hops jump out of the glass at you. Then some chocolate malt then more hops. Fresh tasty and lovely. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Keg at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, deep brown with a lasting, foamy beige head. The aroma holds nicely toasted biscuits and cereal, hints of roast and cocoa. Light-medium sweet flavor with moderate roast, some scorched earth bitterness, mild cocoa, dried fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes a little dry and roasty with further earthy bitterness, burnt toast and biscuits, bittersweet chocolate. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Keg at the brewery. Aroma is nutty, dark malt extract, sticky, mineral, hint of dried fruits. Opaque dark murky brown coloured pour with a lasting frothy cream coloured head. Flavour is composed of thin roast malts, really malty, some dark choc, dried fruits, very dry in the finish. Very archetypal Schwartz beer. Clean interesting and goes down very easy. Little mineral on the tongue. Nice dry finish begs another sio. Palate is medium light with a crisp dry finish.really tasty Schwartz beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Keg at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Ash brown pour with a beige head. Smoke, pepper and dark berry aroma. Flavours of roasted malt, burnt sugar, raisin, black cherry and light smoke. Dark fruit mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1674) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
bottle, beermerchants.com, as Black Friday. A heavy licquorice aroma, which is equally strong, and sweet, on the palate. Not as much smokiness as I expected and quite a grassy, fruity finish. Cherry and raspberry flavours are faint but noticeable. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
A 0.33l bottle (on a Thursday) - from beermerchants.com that pours a dark brown licorice-body that’s impossible to see light through, and it has a really good looking big and lasting beige almost creamy and lacing head. It smells light malty with tones of roasted malts and licorice. Not extreme in any way, but it’s something calming and quite relaxing about this aroma. Hard to describe properly, but I quite like it. There is also a touch of hops in the background here. It has a comfortable average small prickling carbonation level with a somewhat thin and almost watery texture. Flavors has that same gentle and calming thing found in the aroma. Light roasted with some watered down licorice and a mild hoppy sting. This was actually quite tasty here in the steaming May sun that has taken every Bergensere by surprise. Skål i sola Ola! 24.05.2012


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