superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled 3/29/2012. Pours crystal clear extremely dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, molasses, toffee, raisin, toast, nuttiness, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, raisin, roasted malt, nuttiness, light coffee, biscuit, earthiness, and herbal spiciness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, toffee, molasses, roasted malt, toast, raisin, nuttiness, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; nicely robust with zero cloying after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice schwarzbier! Nicely robust with good balance and complexity of flavors; very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
williamstome (644) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great schwarzbier.
Very dark brown pour, warm roasty aroma.
Flavor is great; toasty, dark chocolate.
Smooth, light body.
uhljoseph (64) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strangely very smooth and good. I taste the coffee and caramel.
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Nero55 (251) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mrjaxson (242) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
WillRunForBeer (187) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (974) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of oasted malts, toast, coffee, and driftwood. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee.
JHeath99 (303) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque brown with a slight amount of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of caramel and malts with a nice coffee aftertaste.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from App. Vintner - I had this one a couple weeks ago and what I remember most was the beef jerkiness. Solid, though, not my style.