kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is pretty nice, roasty and slightly sweet with licorice and coffee. The flavor is just lightly sweet with some burnt caramel, licorice, coffee, and a light bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied with a light cling and soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice beer, I enjoyed this one.
JStax (3248) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a near black with a beige head of foam that fizzles out quickly. The aroma has notes of dark roast and burnt toffee. The taste is roasty and mostly roast and caramel. I get a touch of sweetness in the finish. Higher carbonation. Medium body.
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the pub a couple of times. OK for a Schwarz, well made but not really standing out. Sure, I realize it has won a few awards, but I’ve found the roast character lacking in this one. It is quite drinkable though, hence the decent rating.
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours dark. Nice roasted malts and a smooth light finish. A good example of the style
tnkw01 (1195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I love this style of beer and I love this beer. Dark brown in color. Medium tan head. Aroma has hints of roasted grains, coffee. Taste is roasted grains, coffee, chocolate, caramel.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good black lager...has what it needs with caramel roast coffee and toffee. Nice clean tatse and finish. They did a nice job lageruing this brew. Good any time
BierMeHoos (165) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Devil’s Backbone Schwartz Bier from the bottle. A very dark brown color. The aroma is of toast and general malt. Taste is of sweet malt, bread crust, and just a bit of the hops. Kind of watery feel. Pretty good overall.
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a pint glass. Thanks Rick. Dark brown with thin mocha head. Some coffee, dark roast malt and chocolate notes. Sweet toffee and fresh bread. A bit thin for the style... Smooth mellow finish...
Westmeister (1839) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Grant. Pours a dark, dark brown with nice mocha head. Roasted dark sweet malts, grains, little caramel on the nose. Taste is roasted malts, little mettalic, low sweetness, not much bitterness. Just ok.
alobar (2885) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and hint of caramel. Roasted malt and coffee flavor with dark chocolate and hint of caramel sweetness. Very nice beer!