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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A burly Schwarz beer. Clean, balanced lager with a bitter coffee twinge.

7% ABV.

ditmier's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks inflatablehair!! - Pours a dk cola brown with a small tan head...aroma is lt cocoa, roast and grain, charred wood...flavour is similar, thin and rich, dry gritty grain, cocoa and char...tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bomber; clear light brown with thin off-white head and minor lacing; light caramel, nuts, dry chocolate and sweet malt on the nose; smooth, crisp nuts and chocolate; silky sweetness, light cream and toasty grains; really digging this; some creamy coffee, mild roast, pecans and chocolate; crisp, clean and silky smooth; yummy, I could drink this all night

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bomber. Pours hazy dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, Ans roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bit of smoke, and a little coffee. Pretty tasty schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep brown with some amber highlights around the edge with a small off white fluffy head. Aroma is toasted malts, a bit of cocoa, a hint of smokiness, a bit doughy with just a tiny bit of dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, lightly nutty, roasted and slightly burnt malts, chocolate and some coffee. Lightly bitter and dry finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Alright beer, nothing standing out

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 Had on tap at the Blackrock. A strong but rather drinkable Schwarzbier. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2010
22 oz bottle from a friend. Been trying to track this down for awhile. Pours a nice blackish brown, lighter edges but largely opaque body. A light brown moderate head sits atop and dies down to a decent film, decent lacing overall over time. Aromas are roasty malts, barley, light cocoa and coffee grounds moving into a touch of creamy sweetness, caramel and toffee. Initial is similar, a sturdy body for a Schwartz, roasty malts with coffee, cocoa, sweetness and a creaminess in body move into caramel, toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Nice balance of flavors with a decent hopping in the finish to compliment the roast and sweetness. A solid Schwartz that gives a decent abv on top.. But it doesnít get obnoxious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bomber shared by JCB. Cheers, Jason! Pours dark brown with generous off-white head. Not a whole lot schwartz-y about the aroma on this... or the taste for that matter. More like a dark lager or maybe a porter, but not even really that roasty. Where is the smoke or char?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2010
22oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Lively dark brown pour, like a root beer or something given how sprightly the carbonation was. Nose was nutty and vaguely chocolatey, more like a semi-roasty porter than the sharp notes I expect from a schwarz. Pleasant and somewhat slick mouthfeel tends to enhance the chocolately smoothness that seems to emerge in terms of flavor. Slight smokey and chalky dryness in the finish. Enjoyable beer, but didnít really hit the mark qua schwarz for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, chocolate, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22 oz. bomber via trade with thetomG- thanks again, Tom! Pours a cloudy brown-ruby-amber color with a finger-thick beige head with nice retention and lace. Aroma isnít very strong, but has nice notes of roasted chocolate and German malts, nuts, caramel, and toast. Flavor improves upon it, with notes of roasted chocolate malts, toast, wet tea leaves, tobacco, fruit, and some earthy notes. Light-medium bodied, with crisp carbonation and a leafy mouthfeel. Finishes dry and roasty. Tried right after the Sprecher Black Bavarian, this is another really nice Midwestern schwarzbier, a style I hadnít thought much of before.

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