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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A true TBK original, we kick this German-style black lager up a couple notches. Big clean malty flavor with just a hint of roasted malt. "May the Schwartz be with you!"


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle: Pours rubied, deep brown with a small tan head. Chocolate roast, cherry aroma. Taste is creamy....a little boozy, chocolate malt. Tasty...not up to ludicrous speed, but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7561) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and hay aroma. Sweet chocolate fudge malt and hay flavor. Nice body - grew on me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2108) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12oz bottle into Le Listermann - Nose is a roasty lager. Sip adds booze (like dark berries) and coffee. Mildly sweet for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (51) - - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Dublin, OH. Good solid beer with a nice bready malt taste. Went well with the calzone I had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates fairly slowly and laces decently. Aroma is very dark malty, roasted malts, cocoa, molasses. Flavor follows, medium sweet, light bitter, very malt forward, creamy and cocoa like, with just a hint of coffee. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3022) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from a trade with barak316. Pours translucent black color with tan head. Toasted malt and bready aroma with some chocolate. Similar flavors. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Bill.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2090) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft at the Trolley Stop in Dayton. Pours dark tawny brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes sweet and tart, like malt, roasted, and boozy but smooth. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, booze, and sweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vlan1 (191) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle pours a dark black with a fingers worth of light tan head that hangs around. Nose smells of roast coffee malts and something else I can’t put my finger on. Taste is your typical malt roastness and a off vegetable type flavor. Definitely not something I would drink again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black body. Thin, oily beige head laces the glass. Pretty surprisingly smooth for 9%, still really comes off as a Schwarz. Smooth brown chocolate tones, not sticky or brutal. Really quite an impressive offering, noteworthy for how smooth and sessionable it is. Clean. Great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel finish.


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