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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Cask at Johnny Brendas. Pour a deep brown, near black, totally flat, no head. Notes of raisin, chocolate, roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (942) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Dark brown color. Oats, roast, burnt toast, malt anything dark really. Think I am detecting a touch of dark coffee. Flavor is just as dark and earthy. Iím really liking the roast character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (781) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours opaque black with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of a coffee note. Body is medium-thick, with a lightly dry finish. Flavor of dark roasted malt with some coffee bitterness. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8172) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours dark black with mahogany edges with tan, splotchy head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, nuts, mild molasses. Tastes of dark malt, walnut, cacao, dry, prominent hops, and a complex finish. This is a great Schwarz, and Iíd blind it with IHP any day of the week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Black body, light tan head, spotty lacing. Mild roast, smoke, and leather. Medium to light bodied, smooth carbonation, nice balance, pleasant finish. Definitely the best thing out of PBC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cazort (551) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
This beer has the controlled flavor and aroma that is common for German beers, but that I rarely encounter from American micro-brewed attempts at emulating German styles. Aroma is predominately of roast...the aroma very slightly suggests sweetness but there is almost no sweetness in the flavor: I find this refreshing. Flavor is moderately bitter, and otherwise subdued: no sweetness, little sourness. The alcohol is well-masked, and not very evident in the aroma. The overall character is more similar to a dry stout though than a Schwarzbier, because of how the aroma suggests sweetness. Light body, contrasting with rich flavor. I really like this...Iím not sure how true to the style it is but it was a very enjoyable beer and Iíd gladly drink it again. Itís very rare that I find a beer that is this dark and roasty in color and aroma while being so light and refreshing in flavor and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mempath (14) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
solid interpretation...who wants traditional or wacked out (well, depends on the context). here, PBC got it spot on...itís got their signature all over it. but it connects where it needs to...toasty/roasty...smooth with a slight bite. thick enough mouthfeel/palate so it doesnít become too quaffable. creamy toffee nose... this case wonít last long. i can imagine now a Dark Side íblack and taní (letís call it íblack y noirí) with this and their Joe Coffee Porter. i could go on, but iíd rather crack open another and pour it into one of my various Kenzinger lager glasses. cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Black ruby pour with a frothy tan head. Some lace. Lots of good thick flavor for a Schwartzbier. Toasted oats. Chocolate caramels. Raisins. Burnt chestnuts. Solid body. Thick and malty, but nite overly sweet. Liked this more than I thought I would. Like especially that it undersells itself. I can see other brewers pushing this as a Imperial Stout. Almost makes it there. Not overly complicated, and not thin enough to feel like a traditional German Swartzbier, but still very nice and drinkable. May be my favorate PBC offering so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1790) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and a touch of espresso. Taste is bittersweet. Medium bodied with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Surprised by how good this was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
pours pitch black with a medium tan head. aroma has nice roastiness, touchof cocoa, and burnt notes. flavor follows suit...nice dark chocolate and burnt bitterness. mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is roasty/burnt bitter dark chocolate.

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