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This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it an all-time brewery favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Aroma: Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee, Semi Smokey Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Off White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Dark Malts, Chocolate, Coffee Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (840) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of dark malts, coffee, wood and smoke. Taste follows. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft. From notes. Roasty coffee with a good bit of burnt malt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle: Nearly black, slight ruby with a huge tan head. Wood, meat smoke, molasses aroma. Flavour is slight coffee bitter, roast.... A little cream. Dry smokiness in the taste. Pretty good....mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (973) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A great schwarzbier. Very dark brown pour, warm roasty aroma. Flavor is great; toasty, dark chocolate. Smooth, light body. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Strangely very smooth and good. I taste the coffee and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft. Black with small tan head. Slight aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Medium body with roasted malts, toffee, and malt sweetness.Slight bitterness from roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (307) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Have enjoyed this before from a bottle but waited until having it on tap before rating it. It was definitely worth the wait. The smoothness is distinct indeed and the nutty roastiness revealing both coffee and chocolate scents. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (851) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle (extra) from umich43jm. Thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a medium beige head. Aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate and a bit of piney hop. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1331) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Sprecher Black Bavarian has a very thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown (ruby, under light) appearance, and lots of thick, cream-like lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted, almost burnt, barley malt, sweetness, and brown bread crust, and the flavor is of creamy, dark-roasted malt, charcoal, dark coffee, chocolate powder, black cherries, slight licorice, underlying, soft bitterness, and brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Sprecher Black Bavarian finishes fairly crisp, rich, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is most excellent, and I highly recommend it! RJT

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