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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, coffee, caramel and toasted black malt. Some cocoa. Lighter medium body. Slightly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10838) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap at Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA. Pours black with a small, fizzy and bubbly tan head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is dark malt (chocolate, light roast, coffee), light spicy hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light malt and hop bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Very fresh growler from the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown color with a red-orange tinge. Medium head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly roasted malts with berry like fruit notes, light tobacco, caramel and toast and very faint nuttiness. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, caramel and something lightly milky. Mildly hoppy finish. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark brown pour. Samples at GABF. Chocolate, charcoal, ash, hops and chocolate. This beer is in harmony. So smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose is grainy and loaded with deeply roasted notes. The bittersweet flavor mirrors the aroma, but also offers a nice kiss of vanilla. The lengthy finish is crisp, burnt and bitter. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm93!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9412) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours dark brown with a small light tan he’d. The nose is toasty, cocoa, cardboard, cheap chocolate and light meatiness. The taste is light, toasty, earthy roast, cocoa, pepper, wishy-washy and earth with a short, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. A bit weak. So-so.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7789) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, little dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dry, coffee, little dark chocolate. Thin body, livily carbonation, dry finish. 111113

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Dark brown almost black pour with a small khaki head. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, a bit of a burnt toffee touch in the aroma. Roasted malts in the flavor, dry enough to balance the caramel and toffee aspect. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Let’s make this beer official! 10th rate for this Schwartz. 12oz bottle I picked up in Fredericksburg. Pours a watery mostly opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is nice, stale bread, some light smoke, a little Worcestershire sauce, malt, very light soy. Flavor is nice, more depth than the standard Schwartz, grilled meat, some mushroom, malt, brown toasted bread, some coffee, metallic tonic water, some soy. Medium bodied, dry, mostly clean finish. Really solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Keg @ Devils Backbone. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. Mellow red apple, berry on the nose. Mild roasted grain. Some tobacco. The flavor is similar. Brown sugar and berry. A touch of roast, burnt toast. Mild hop bitterness. Light body, fine carbonation. Good.


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