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Caramel malt sweetness and trademark rich, creamy head. A fitting homage to our Grandfather’s apprenticeship at the Duke of Baden’s brewery in Germany’s Black Forest region.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
pours clear light brown with a light beige head, some retention. caramel, fruitiness, spices, bit of nuts, hint of sweetness, some coffee berries, dried molasses, treacled caramel. average carbonation, light body - never watery, short grassy-peppery finish. not reinventing - true to style - well executed. nice balance and dry crisp mouthfeel. quenching.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
newguy88 (1) - - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
A run of the mill beer. Somewhat dark bland and entirely forgettable beer with woody undertones. So par for the course from Saranac.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1469) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Roasty malt with some hints of licorice and rooty spices. Reddish black pour, like a cherry soda maybe. Sweet taste like black coffee with brown sugar. Body is on the lighter, stiller side. For better or worse, a beer the brewer is known for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (712) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black (cola like) with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing. Not much on the nose, mostly caramel notes/roasted malts. Taste is sweet caramel, roasty tones, perhaps a bit watery although it does has a slight bitterness towards the end. Easy drinker... OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours a dark red with frothy head. Aroma is full of caramel and sweet roasted malts. The taste is very sweet with a bit of a sick;ly sweet finish. I have always been a fan of this beer but I can see how others wouldn’t enjoy the sweetness of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (332) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2013
Bijna zwart bier met rode gloed. Niet veel schuim. Aroma van geroosterd mout, caramel, bessen, framboos. Smaak is prima, maar verdwijnt snel. Waterig, geen body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours black with a medium tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is roast, peat, smoke and caramel. Taste is sweet with some light bitters. Medium bodied, smooth. Better then it’s rated, solid schwarz

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbopslt (346) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark black pour. Little aroma. Head does not linger. Not as bitter as color would make you think. Actually not bad and drinkable for a dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013

Appearance: Black as the night with a small beige head. Some lacing
Aroma: Dominating roasted malt.
Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and light fruity.
Overall impression: A pretty nice schwarzbier.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipahead24 (8) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
A pretty weak beer it is indeed. A nice two finger tan head when poured into a pint glass. Almost black,very dark brown beer. Lacing evident after drinking half of the glass. Not much aroma. Fizzy on the tongue, but shortly after it’s pretty soft and thin, no lasting tastes. An ok beer.

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