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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!"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (1926) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a very small head that fizzes away quickly. Aroma is fruity, not what I was expecting from a schwarzbier. Kinda smells like fruit cake, licorice, and grape juice. Taste is very sweet and no bitterness. Lots of grape juice and fruit cake. Finish is a little tart. Thin mouthfeel. I don’t like this beer at all. And I don’t know what style I would put this in but its not even close to a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
22oz bomber bottle consumed in April 2010. Dark red/brown but not quite schwarz. Malt is more bready than roasty in the aroma. Almost like black rye bread. On the palate there’s chewy fruit and licorice. Also lots of creamy chocolate. Rather sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
12oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton. Dark brown pour but resembles a soda more than a beer, a bit too light and watery looking for the style (imperialized or not). Decently carbonated, medium silky head. Nose is heavy on the mellow chocolate notes with only a slight toasted note in there. That impression was certainly borne out in the taste, and though it wasn’t unenjoyable if approached as an aged, borderline oxidized brew, it also wasn’t what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stoutchap (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Not a bad dark lager. I was expecting more with the word Imperial on the label. A light roasted malty character in both the aroma and flavor. A darkish pour and thin mouthfeel. Better than a plain lager. But not nearly as great as a porter or stout in my book. Not really sensing the reported 9% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2246) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Notes of roasted malts, fruity, caramel, slight oxidization, chocolate. The Schwartz is strong with this one. That is right, I picked the low hanging fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Amy! Dark black oour with thin to no tan head, aroma has notes of chocolate, biscuit, smoke, slight bread, toffee, slight roast, with a hint of coffee. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, biscuit, toffee, metallic notes, hints of roast, finishing fairly sweet, dark fruits. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear extremely dark brown color with a foamy 1-2 finger khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, banana, clove, bubblegum, raisin, nuttiness, roasted malt, biscuit, and pepper. Some pretty nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, raisin, clove, bread, banana, nuttiness, and pepper. Lingering notes of pepper, clove, chocolate, roasted malt, banana, raisin, caramel, and molasses on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of flavors with good complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden at 9% with only a small warming after the finish. Overall this was a very nice schwarzbier. Nice balance of fruitiness and roasted flavors; with good complexity and smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1344) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Lots of roasted notes coming through in this one. Pours an opaque black, with just a dusting of off-white head. The flavor for this one is complex, there’s roasted and coffee notes, as well as a touch of dark fruit. The alcohol is well hidden, especially for a 9% beer. There’s a lingering roasted finish, with the dark fruit coming out there as well. Not a heavy beer, and definitely one you want to sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on May 2nd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with white head/
Aroma: Arroma is mostly of bready malt.
Taste: Smokey, bready, heavier in malt, low bitterness.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Nice Space Balls reference! I enjoyed this beer, though I don’t know if I need an imperial version of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle thanks to JStax. Pours black with off white/tan head. Nose/taste of roasted black malt, vanilla, chocolate, grains, mixed nuts and burnt malt. Medium body.

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