Schwarzenfruede is a first-ever collaboration brew with the Pelican Pub & Brewery and Gigantic Brewing Company. Founded by former Pelican brewer Ben Love and Van Havig, Gigantic Brewing Company is a new brewery scheduled to open in Portland this Spring.
Schwarzenfreude was designed and brewed for the Collaboration Brewers Dinner at the Pelican Pub & Brewery on January 28, 2012. Brewed in the Baltic Porter style, it features a deep, rounded, smooth malt character with cocoa, caramel and browned bread highlights. The rich malt profile is complimented by smooth lager character, a subtle floral hop presence and a clean mellow finish. Robust, rounded and smooth, Schwarzenfreude commands attention but retains a high drinkability.
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big Chocolate and toffee aroma. Lots of lingering hops bitterness and added alcohol. Rich and filled with coffee like flavors. Nice tasty Baltic porter.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer name. Great collaboration too. Big coffee taste that is strong but not overpowering. Pours a dark black. Aroma is great. I expect more good things from Gigantic.
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