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This dark & intriguing Schwarzbier is brewed with Chocolate Malt and German Tettnang hops for a balanced, Crisp, Clean taste. Dark caramel in flavor with a finish reminiscent of a Smoking Gun.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. Parks dark brown and clear with a light tan head and nice lacing. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, light smoke. Almost medium body with a slick and semi-creamy feel. Flavor is mostly malts, roasted, chocolate and smoked. Kind of stout-like. Iím not sure Iíve ever had another schwarzbier before, but I like this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pkmd1 (35) - - MAR 11, 2015
12oz bottle pour dark root beer brown with a thin white head. Smell of smoke and chocolate with a smooth palate and taste with late mild bitter finish. Lighter taste with no alcohol residual taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3072) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, smoke, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark, roast, smoke, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, smoke, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark, roast, smoke, and bready malt notes; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Very clean flavor and finish as well. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a damn nice schwarzbier style. All around great complexity and robustness of dark, roast, smoke, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"kinda light in flavor and body, but a quite enjoyable brew. medium to dark brown, light tan head. slightly fizzy and light. aroma of light smoke, chocolate and coffee, with a hint of hops. flavor similar. clean and crisp, very drinkable."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1915) - - SEP 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-11-13 Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance- The beer pours a dark brown color with a two finger brown colored head. The head fades rather fast to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell-The aroma is sweet of caramel and has a nice backbone of roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Taste- The taste begins with some roasted malt and some sweet caramel upfront. As the flavors advance, some flavors of coffee and a bit more roastedness come to the tongue with the dwindling of some of the caramel. A toffee like sweetness replaces the caramel though, maintaining the sweetness of the brew. In the end a light smokiness comes to the tongue leaving a pleasant sweet and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is average to light with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly thicker body may have been better for the roasted flavors of the brew, although the carbonation level was rather fitting for the drinkability and strength of the beer. Overall- A rather decent black lager with a decent flavor and mix between sweet and malt. Rather easy drinking overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Their description of a light beer disguised as a dark is perfect. All the rich malty goodness of a dark without the heavy palate and mouth feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2549) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Clear dark mahogany with an out-of-control tan head that slowly drops to 1"; globs of lace. Taste is more stout than schwarzbier - burnt toasted malt rolls through the palate without incident, yielding to mild bitter, and slightly sour, hops. Drinkable, but maybe not as fresh as is needed to properly appreciate it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2292) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12oz bottle - pours black with khaki head and decent lacing. Nose is roast, brown sugar and coffee. Very roasty and a little smoky. I canít believe I passed on this for so long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (686) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Black with a pitted tan head clinging to the sides of the glass. Nose has chocolate, some marzipan. Medium to light body, smooth body. Flavors are a bit of burn and smoke, some some sweeter notes which linger with a hint of anise. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear, deep brown hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are of brown sugar, malty, bready, low roast, nutty, and leathery. Flavors are nutty, roasty, coffee, mild bitter, light umami. Complex dark malt character. Pretty solid Schwarz. Fuller carbonation, light body and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aholmb1 (132) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Appearance: opaque black color, two inch tan colored head which is slightly dense Aroma: chocolate, roasty, coffee Taste: taste kind of watery at first, at the end have a slight coffee, chocolate taste, not too much flavor Palette: slightly bitter at the end, light medium body Overall: I was expecting a bit heavier beer but I guess being a lager it makes sense it's a bit lighter, I feel the flavor could be a bit more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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