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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A schwartzbier brewed as a cousin to our porter. Using the same ratio of malts and comparable hops and using our house lager strain we created a highly drinkable black lager.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Smelled like chocolate, licorice and caramel. Taste had currant added to what I mentioned in the aroma. Full palate with a good deal of chocolate and toffee. Good job with this Schwarzbier. You can find this in limited quantities at Spuyten.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Courtesy of footbalm. Medium brown, film for head. Smoke up front in the nose, hints of roast and coffee, slight sour twinge. Flavor on par, sour takes over a little bit in the finsh. Thin on the palate. Probably past it’s prime.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Lightly smoky on the flavor. The aroma was more roasty. Some dusty lager twang brought it down a bit. Just OKAY

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
750ml bottle via trade. Shared with My GF Cyn, Bikesandbeer, and his GF Jessi @ San Diego Veledrome Bike Races. Poured dark blackish red/brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet with dark malts and a touch of smoke. Taste is really really nice and sweet with a bit of licorice. Great Bew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dorwart..a huge thanks!!! Aroma nice roasty profile of malts and some coccoa. Poured a nice dark black cherry. Flavor was nicely roasty, smoke and some coffeeish notes. Palate was nice and light and lively. Just great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Capped 750 from Ty5592 - Thanks! Appears black at first, but raising it to the light shows a deep, brilliant mahogany red. A dense, beige head lasts to the final drop. Beautiful nose, mild baking chocolate, a bit of coffee, nicely roasty. Roasty flavor, chocolate, coffee, charcoal, some light nuttiness and a wisp of smoke. Light body that never feels thin, perfectly carbonated. Dreamy stuff... excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
750 from HimerMan - thanks Brian!! I’ve been wanting to try this for some time and it doesn’t disappoint. A big dark amber pour, glistening with hints of ruby and topped by a lustrous head (but not a HW gusher!). Nice faintly chocolate aroma, which translates into the taste, capped off by some slightly dry qualities that give it a nice bitter finish. Fine stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a large foamy beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and tea. Taste is malty with a presence of herbal tea and a hint of baking chocolate. Very nice. Has held up well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
Tap at the Gate. Black colour with rich garnet highlights. Aroma is loaded with cold coffeeish notes. A bit of light chocolate and some salty roastiness. Flavour is quite light, with a touch of herbal/leafy hoppiness over coffee and a bit of chocolate. The palate is fairly thin but with a good creaminess in spite of that. Nutty character retronasally. Flinty bitterness. More of a dry stout than a schwarzbier, but tasty nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
750ml Bottle: Sweet malty aroma. Smells of malts, coffee, roasting, chocolate, funk, blue cheese, and butterscotch. Poured dark brown with a hint of ruby in color and a medium-sized tan head that diminished quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, malts, roasting, and a little tobacco. Medium body. Tingly, watery texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2007
750ml bottle courtesy of himerman. Pours brown with a nice tan head that settles down to a sustained thin head. Smells of caramel, maple, some pepper, some molasses and lots of earthy character. Tastes of cherries, semi sweet malt, hints of biscuits, touches of spice. What surprises me most about this beer is how well it’s held up. Very good example of the style.


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