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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Full, rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate and fresh espresso are mellowed by the traditional clean finish of this dark lager.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2007
On tap at Barcade: Light brown pour with a rich tan head which leaves a substantial lacing. The aroma is slightly funky. Hints of olives, lots of anise, hemp and some caramel maltyness. The body is pretty creamy, with apparent nutty flavors. Some almondy sweet hints, lots of licorice, and roasted caramel malts. Didn’t pick up on a lot of chocolate, but there were light cocoa hints here and there. Finish is lightly roasted with some residual grain flavors. Pretty solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2823) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, cream. the flavor is strong chocolate, sweet, cream. The appearance is brown, ruby hue, tan head. The finish is a light resiny hop bittering. The mouthfeel is medium to thick, creamy, a pleasant surprise. Decent and enjoyable, better than expected.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2440) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Brazen Head Cask Fest. Color is brown with translucent edges. Aroma is a smokey chocolate and sweet caramel. Taste is a bit empty with sweet malts but nothing off-putting. A light and quaffable beer with a very nice aroma. Would not hesitate to try on tap.
Cask, half pint glass.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2265) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Draft. Some chocolate not as much coffee as other schwarzbiers.......................

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2174) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
on tap at a food & wine event. flavors of chocolate and coffee but not overpowering in any way. lighter drinking than expected but overall still nice little beer,

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Smells like nothing. Expired malt balls. Blacvk color. No head.tastes of malty chocolate and nuts, not bad.n easy to drink. Noything great

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Sampled at the NY Brewfest on 9/12. Not able to give a very accurate rating due to the sheer number of brews sampled. Very few ratings on this one.. A unique concept which is very cool. Interesting but an overall total disaster of a beer. I would not consider this a Schwartz

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Dark brown pour w/ red highlights. Arouma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Smokey roasted malts, biscuity grain notes backed by some bitter. Smooth but a little thin. Not bad but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head. Brown pour, with a reddish hint. Aroma of roasted malt and some sweet chocolate. Flavor is mostly chocolate malt, some dry caramel / nutty finish. It was decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Growler from Bierkraft. Translucent dark brown with a frothy almond color head. Spotty lacing. Milk chocolate and grainy malt aroma, with some hops coming up underneath. Charred chocolate and coffee flavors, slightly husky and grainy. Some sharp bitterness on the finish, which I think is overly cutting. Serviceable locally brewed Schwartzbier, but nothing special.


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