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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Intense coffee flavors and aromas. Nice and light. A minerality to the flavor profile. Lots of astringency. But the thinness of the beer makes it taste a little like cold coffee. A bit more heft from the lager would make it softer and more enjoyable on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (6207) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Dark malty and bready smell with a light farty aroma. Similar taste. Light toasted and roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2016
this is a very well done schwarbier if ever ive had one. i really like this one a lot, dont care who owns it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier

AROMA: Dark roasty malt; slight coffee notes. Clean yeast character. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Mostly clear, visible steady CO2. Average tan foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderate dark malt flavor, though not especially sweet. Dry bitterness throughout; slight burnt toast flavor. A bit of a musty background note. Husky grain flavor with astringent aftertaste. 11/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium light body; moderate to low CO2. Smooth, but not refreshing. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Unimpressive, below average black lager. Probably an old bottle. 4/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3180) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear medium brown with small/medium head. Aroma cocoa, medium/light body, low carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt and cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle: Very dark, rubied-brown with a short tan head. Chocolate, coffee roast aroma. Taste is chocolate roast, slightly sugared coffee....lightly bitter....not much. Overall...a bit thin, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10759) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Milky coffee, chocolate malt, and straw aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee, chocolate malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body a bit light. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours near black. Good sized brown head. Rich toffee,caramel, aroma, coffee, dark fruit. Taste if sweet roast malt, bright toffee flavor with coffee cocoa notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4919) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz. Clear, dark brown-black with a small covering of foam. Nose is charred grain, coffee, ash and chlorophyll. Flavors of dark bread, sourish caramel, graham cracker and a bit of ash on the finish. Light-medium body has a low carbonation, which I normally prefer, but this one needs a bit more fizz. Drinkable balance with the acidic dark roast and just a bit of hops walking a tightrope with the malt as in all good examples of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Breezy4life (59) - - FEB 13, 2016
Develops a bitter bite as it warms. Mild. Nice flavor and clean finish. Hints of coffee and molasses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by Brian. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark bready malts, watery coffee, metallic, with a slightly vegetal note, thin, not much to get excited about.

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