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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A German-style black lager. Hints of caramel and coffee blend in this light to medium dark lager. Do not let the color fool you, this beer goes down very easy. May the schwartz be with you!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3243) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2362) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours dark. Nice roasted malts and a smooth light finish. A good example of the style

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1185) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (163) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
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...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
The Lindros rating for the brew, been getting a lot of them lately. Bottle, mine says 6.1% abv, and the spelling annoys annoys annoys annoys me! Nose is heavy dark roast with strong coffee and faint caramel, a little scorch and faint prickle of hops. Pours Coke-colored with a fizzy Coke head (tan). Watery body with gentle roast, very slight acrid acidity and low bitterness to match the light-medium sweetness (certainly not cloying, thank goodness). A touch of alcohol showing the mouthfeel and weight, but no heat or fumes, and to the inky mouthfeel they’ve added an oat-like silkiness, very nice. Malt comes out for me with a bit more volume and way surpasses the coffee, could have used some fruity notes in the bg for bonus points and differentiation from porter, but there’s really nothing to complain about. Good inauspicious lager character and better than a lot of this style I had in-country. Very very drinkable, well done!


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