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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Yummy! Pours a dark BLACK! Nice tan head that laces well. Malty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. taste is roasted malty goodness, chocolate and coffee. Mouth feel is just right, not too thin, but just thick enough. Aftertaste is coffee like. This is one good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4170) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (816) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HuskerTan (1036) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (474) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shanoknowsfood (69) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 11, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (299) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Malty aroma with some milk chocolate. Smooth malty flavor, slightly sweet. Very easy drinking. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (183) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
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!

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