MaltOne (282) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, malty, creamy, and bit of barnyard. Pours near opaque, dark, dark reddish brown. Ample tan head that recedes to a thin lace-cap.
Flavor is decidedly malty, with a moderate hop finish. Deep roasted notes like a stout. A nice fizz to the tongue with a long creamy finish. medium to full body. Overall, a substantial beer with more in common with a porter then a lager.
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes out of tap warm coffee brown with a fine-bubbled and persistent tan head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma presents notes of roast malt and coffee, not strong but enough to make you go Pavlovís Dog. Bold flavor sends roast malt, molasses and mocha tones rolling across the palate; these leave a smoky note in their wake. Firm body, good fizz, and a smoky malt finish round out a great schwarzbier.
jbuskirk (818) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Itís not often you get to have an American-made Schwarzbier. Itís even less often you get to have one thatís so good. Black Bavarian looks lovely in any Lager-appropriate glass you pour it into. Near-black body and almost tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and subtle cocoa. Flavor has coffee, cocoa, a hint of smoke, and sweet malts (to me, redolent of corn syrup). This bittersweet brew is quite rich for its 6% ABV and approachable despite its dark color. Easy to see why this Sprecher brew continues to be a favorite.
HuskerTan (1038) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A- Smoke, roasty, burnt caramel.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Smoke, roasty, dry, slightly bitter, cocoa, coffee, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry roasty finish.
O- Looks nice, but isnít up there taste wise. Quite bitter and roasty and a dry finish. Didnít get much of the flavors the label said I would.
arnold931 (927) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sprechers. Pours black with no head. Nose is chocolate, caramel and a little roast. Taste is nice and creamy with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marsí Cheese Castle. Black with a lasting foamy tan head. Smokey, charred wood, roasted malts, stone and milk. Has a dry sweetness that has a burnt overtone. Body is medium with feel.
RRistow12 (474) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Nice roasted malt aroma of coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is very smooth like most lagers. Medium bodied. Flavors of chocolate, toffee, caramel, nuts, earthy flavors. Excellent swartzbier.
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shanoknowsfood (70) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Butcherís Block, Sarasota, FL.
Dark brown. Nice beige head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma of coffee and chocolate.
Tastes of dark roasted malt, and of coffee & chocolate.
Mouth feel is light, despite the rich flavor. Itís creamy, yet oily. Very good.
Doghair (299) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty aroma with some milk chocolate. Smooth malty flavor, slightly sweet. Very easy drinking. Great beer.
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours nice deep cola in color with a medium light tan head. Aroma is like the color - deep molasses and malts. Taste is rich roasty malts that slowly give way to a medium hop bitterness. Thereís a bitter cacao flavor mixed in somewhere. Truly a substantial schwarzbier.
beer_rookie (185) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown/black brown. Decent beige head. Tons of lacing.
Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Itís really inviting. I can smell some caramel in there too.
Taste is certainly of dark roasted malt. I taste coffee and chocolate. It almost tastes like an espresso.
Mouthfeel is light, despite the rich flavor. Itís creamy, yet oily. Itís really good!
Overall, itís really good. Thatís about all I can say about it. Totally worthy a try!