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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
7th September 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crispy and semi dry. Roasty dark malts but delivered in a light and smooth fashion. Touch of dry dark chocolate. Good light piney hops, trace of citrus. Light dry finish. Stands on the cusp of being a CDA I would venture. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big big tan head ... soft sweet toffee charcoal nose soft malts ... soft toffee roast ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast ... light bitter ... real nice balance ... .

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Nce hoppy, ok bitterness, burned malts, light sopay notes, resin, citrus, licorice, light sweet finish. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle, from the Beer Shop LTD, split at Tonys house - 19/05/13. Mahogony brown with a light tan head. Nose is dark malt, light soap, background hops, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark malts, sugars, light smoke, dark toffee fudge, hoppy backnotes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish. A very good Schwarzbier!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Terrific retention. Chocolate really stands out in the bouquet. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor is burnt, chocolaty, roasty and bitter. Charcoal and unsweetened black chocolate in the aftertaste. Muchos gracias to biggsbowler for sharing his bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle @ home via trade with Ernesto987. Huge thanks! I just had two of the worst beers of my life and I’m going to try to not let that influence this rating. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a spidery, dark brown head and nice retention. An amazing huge and potent, coffee, roasty malty aroma with some piney, burnt malty, a touch smoky, light citrusy aroma. Chocolate, uber roasty, burnt/smoky malty, spicy, very potent, piney hoppy flavor that finishes quite dry. Over the top, American-style version of a German classic, but quite tasty. Sure, I really like this but fucken a bro, it ain’t the best Schwarzbier in the world, bros.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Awesome. Clear brown, beige head. Great balance of hops, some light smoke, roast. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8962) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Nose/taste of grassy hops, light smoke, pine, resin, citrus peel, coffee and slightly burnt toast. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Great shwartz, fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Black, above average mouthfeel. Nice hopping. Lovely, seems bigger beer than it is, that’s cool.


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