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Brewed by Klosterbräu Bamberg
Style: Schwarzbier
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5226) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 24, 2012
Bottle from Frankische Botschaft, Berlin. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is weak roasted, lots of liquorice and dark caramel. Taste is good roasted malts, heavy without overdoing it, smooth and creamy mouthfeel.Lingering malty/roasty goodness, liquorice and caramel, pretty good schwarz.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2173) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Almost black, can still somewhat see through it. At least you can see hints of light. Decent sized tannish head. Little lacing as it slowly drops. Roasted malt and coffee. Hints of chocolate. Flavor is a smooth roasted character. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel. Flavour is toast and some liquorice with a burnt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Draft at Klosterbrau Bamberg: Eclipsed chestnut. Creamy and persistent light-beige head. Intriguing, potently earthy nose of rustic dark malts, cheese curd, shoe polish, yogurty yeast, rum, leather and black plum. Firm carbonation. Deeply earthy and mineralic with a stiff punch of coffee grounds and a metallic twinge of roast, yet ever so delicate with a gradual development of malty depth and palate-caressing softness. Predominantly dry malt features a tasty light nuttiness and treacle toffee. Chocolate cake lusciousness beautifully adorns the staunch foundation of appetizing minerals. Ends with a mineral and dry chocolate blend with shades of cocoa swirled with lingering rustic, yogurty yeastiness. A rare example where rustic idiosyncrasies are so adeptly juggled with a thoroughly fulfilling malty fullness. An intriguing, highly characterful Schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
on draft late last spring at Hallo Berlin 10th ave Manhattan NYC. A toasted malt taste perhaps a little burnt hay kernels with a touch of licorice. moderate somewhat slick body with a nice fresh malt taste. a tingly bitter taste and sensation at the finish. a bit of sweetness for balance. good for the autumn and great with the good German plates served there.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Very roasty aroma and drinks almost with a bit of charcoal, which sounds worse than it is. If you’re in the mood for a toasty one, this is smooth and quite drinkable. (#4386, 12/2/2011)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle from Fränkische Botschaft, Berlin. Very dark ruby, quite lively. Smoky aroma. Deep, complex flavour. Sweetness, dark berries, wood, smoke. True craftsmanship, I hope to enjoy this on tap!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
50 cl bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Pours dark ruby red colour with medium head. Aroma of roasted malts, lots of grain, caramel, grass and earth. Flavour of stuffy malts, caramel, light fruits, grain and dry hay. Very stuffy palate, full-bodied.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma burnt malts. Taste malty, sweet. Medium palate. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
LIVE RATING: 500ml bottle at home, gift from friend. Pours deep brown with a handsome pale brown head that disappears with only a little lace. Rich malt and grain in aroma. Then rich blend of malts, oats, herbs, smoky touches and some berry sweetness harmonise in-the-mouth to give a not-too-sweet blend - aftertaste is somewhat drier, and a zingy mouthfeel is afforded by the medium-bodied liquid. Very pleasant, would make a good ’finisher’ pint.


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