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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Appearance: deep, dark brown; nearly black, in fact, with ruby red edges and half a finder of very creamy, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a thick, soft cap, leaving tons of lace. Aroma: light roast coffee, hint of dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste: dark, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate pudding cup, caramel, graham cracker, vanilla, brown toast. Finish: lasting light, bittersweet chocolate and roast coffee, with just a hint of earthy, grassy hops. Notes: Superlative. I mean really, really good. Palate is creamy, and light, yet full-bodied enough to hold the well-balanced flavors. Top shelf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Tall brown head. Warm inviting color, rich malt aroma, carmel flavors. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RavensFan11 (3) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
I stumbled across this beer at a bar in DC and fell in love with it. Pours very dark - but dob’t let that fool you - easy drinking beer. Notes of caramel and coffee after it is poured with a decent head. This is a fine beer and I think you should give it a try!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
What a smooth and delicious schwartz bier! Pour is a nice pitch black with a brown head. Flavor is roasted malts. Palate is very smooth with a nice roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Schwarzbier is one of my favorite styles. Devil’s Backbone is brewing an exceptional version of the style. It is rich in the aroma, taste, and palate displaying coffee and roasty malts in all. The finish is warm with a slight almost espresso like bite and gloriously long in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1728) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (365) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown. No lead or lacing. Nice roasty, chocolate aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee, spice. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Carmel malt flavor with chocolate and roasted malt flavors and smoky finish. Very smooth. Really nice.

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