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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft. Poured a hazy brown color with a small white head. Aroma was some roasted malts, with some touch of chocolate. Flavor was notes of roasted malts, some chocolate. Was pretty refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, charcoal, and some unsweet chocolate. Flavor follows: unsweet chocolate, roast, earth, and charcoal. Light in body and a nice schwartz overall.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerman6686 (4346) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was light roast, caramel, and burnt sugar. Flavor was waaaay more roasted that expected, Like eating straight black patent. Bleh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours black with good head and lacing. Light roast, watery palate consistent with style. Light sweet finish with some caramel. Thanks to the flatmate for this one. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3990) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Very dark. Light roast. Creamy in taste overall. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Mushroomy barley, bread, and charcoal nose, like the inside of a pizza oven. Cola brown, thin yellow head. Light body. Charcoal flavor, but not dry, as there is a subtle touch of sweet malt to awaken the taste buds. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink and true to style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 08/23/2009. Clear dark brown body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3556) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, figs, light espresso, light ash, raisins, and earthy hops. Flavor is dry, roast malts, light chocolate, woody notes, and light earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Nice roasted grain and coffee nose. Burnt toast, burnt grains, dark fruit, sweetened coffee and a whiff of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer.


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