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Although literally meaning "black beer" in German, Schwarzbier has a light body with a dry, roasted finish, Gold Medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup and the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
OG: 11.2 P


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Draught, Miami. Deep dark brown with inch-thick even foam. Smells like toasted grain husks, tree bark. Malty body includes lots of apples. Not bad; the only clean pour of the night unfortunately.

rich velvet black with small white head, opaque. Mild, malty aromas, chocolate syrup, some dark berries, and licorice. Thin. Nice malt. Clean. Licorice, chicory, and cocoa. Abrupt finish but for some lingering malts. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap at N. Scottsdale location. Pours a cloudy dark brown with one finger light tan head. Decent lacing. Nose is light coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Palate is light coffee, hints of chocalate and a roasty malt dry finish. Not bad. Thinner mouth feel than I anticipated. Easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
At the brewpub in D.C. Deep red, almsot brown body with a white head. Light smoke aroma with some hint of honey and roasted malts. Sweet and dry taste with a hint of light grass. Ending is somewhat bland and dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2008
Dark black color with a smallish head. Aroma is moderately strong malts with some roastedness. Flavor is much the same, lots of black patent malt, some chalkiness, a toch of bitterness in the finish, thin, zero complexity, moderately roasted, not bad but boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 15, 2008
this was pretty good, very black presentation, not much on top. smoky burnt toast, somewhat watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2008
new phx location. nearly black pour with brown at the edges. a fluffy off white head leaves literal spotty lacing. aromas of light lagering, near metallic maltiness, wood, some chocolate and coffee. the flavor’s the same... kinda plain. some roasty dryness and noble hop flavors stand out before the light bitter finish. medium to full bodied for the style and rather creamy.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2008
Draught sample from New Orleans location. Light roasted burnt-bitter aroma. Coffee, chicory, mild chocolate. Dark brown-black clear with little off-white head. medium body with medium carbonation. Dry overall with roasted malt, mild bitter nutty character. Medium acidity. Dry coffee bitter after.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2008
On tap at Tempe Location. Dark brown. Very faint aroma of caramel, and toasted coffee beans. Light taste of Caramel, Coffee and a little chocolate. Way too watery for my liking, but might be refreshing on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap at GB KC. The body was very dark brown. The aroma was roasted coffee with some light caramel. The taste was roasted coffee and caramel. Again, another GB beer with a nice clean finish. Probably the best I had while at GB in KC.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
one of the better gordon biersch offerings, which isn’t saying much. it’s pretty smoky and burnt and very dry, but it was the best of what was on tap at the palo alto GB


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