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Fat Headís Black Knight Schwarzbier

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Black lager with ruby highlights. This Bavarian specialty lager has a nutty maltiness with a smooth chocolate finish.
2012 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal.
2014 Denver International Beer Competition Gold Medal.
2015 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
@ Fat Heads 16-3-10: Lštta rostade toner av lakrits och choklad. Ganska gott.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, caramel and light dark fruit. Also some nuts in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2820) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma: Dark Bread y Malts, Dark Chocolate, Mild Coffee Appearance: Dark Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Dark Sweet Bread, Coffee, Mild Chocolate Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Filling

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
On Tap at Galloís Tap room in Columbus. Fat Headís Black Knight Schwarzbier is a darker brown colored beer with a nice tan head of small bubbles. Nose is darker roasted malt with some chocolate bitterness present. Taste is lightly sweet roasted malt with hints of caramel, cocoa and dark coffee. Body is silky. Finish nice bitters. a very decent schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3390) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at the Brewpub with the Ohio gang. Dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma is malty with some chocolate in the background. Thin-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is sweet chocolate malt up front with a light hops aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1241) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Dark black appearance, somewhat transparent in color. Creamy body with nice roasted blabbed with a medium body. Best swartzbier I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Draft at Libertyís, served in a taster goblet. Pours a cloudy coffee brown with a moderate beige head that settles into a thick ring and thin film while lacing the glass. Notes of toasted and chocolate malts, cola, earth, tobacco, and nuts. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, toasty, earthy mouthfeel. Good schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
The cask special at the local bar seemed much more appealing than some of the offerings from further afield. While it offers some promise it comes across in the end as a subpar offering from a brewer who is capable of much more. I would probably fall back on their hoppier beers if I were to hit up the brewpub any time soon.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base swirls around the glass with little effort. Wispy tan head and slick sheer legs add some depth. Smoky malts are true to character although a bit mellow with chocolately undertones providing most of the depth.

Flavor / Palate - Smoke, black licorice, and a dry feel give this a robust profile. It seen begins to peter out though. Without any staying power it manages to be a solid session draft and nothing more. Ultimately it falls in the middle of the pack. I would rather go with Fat Headís more hoppy offerings if I had another option as this one pales in comparison to other releases. Even so you canít go wrong with a little taster to make up your own mind.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (859) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at mad Mex on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh. Just OK - lacks anything to make it great. I expected more and got less.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3975) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: black - brown pour with thin off-white. aroma of toasted malt, caramel. tastes of cocoa, dark fruit, little ashy, little tinny. 6.6


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