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RATINGS: 105   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours black with a thin tan head. Not much in the way of aroma...light chalky roastiness...mildly boozy. Flavor is roasty with some dark chocolate and burnt notes...spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a roasty/burnt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1960) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from jmikolich. Pours clear dark brown (black once in glass) with a quick thin off white head that leaves a tiny ring around glass. Aroma has roasted malt and slight tobacco with faint peat. Taste is all the above with the peat showing its self off with the roasted malt all mixed in and a warming calm finish. Palate is medium and slick with a drying finish. Drinks well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
12oz bottle. Thin, light brown head, fades a bit. Pitch black color. Light, crisp carbonation. Smooth texture. Taste is just a sort of salty spiciness. Impressively, there is pretty much no alcohol taste. Just a slight warmth. Aroma is kind of puzzling, it’s not bad, there’s just not much there. Somehow, this really is a lager.. Just a slight toasty aroma. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chalice. Appearance is a dark brown, near black with a thin diminishing, grey head of foam. Aroma is roasty, nutty, and cola-esque. It smells a touch like burnt toast. In the taste I get the burnt maltiness I came across in the aroma, but I also find a light licorice note in there. Thick, chewy palate with a warming effect on the back of the tongue. Interesting take on the style, that’s for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2461) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown color with ruby highlights and a smallish tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of light chocolate and caramel with a bit of earthy and floral hops playing a supporting role. Taste is chocolate and caramel with a bit of ash. Earthy bitter hops mix with a hint of alcohol to counter the malt sweetness. There’s a hint of melanoid in there that makes it a little interesting. A bit of a lingering alcohol burn on the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. I thought this was only ok. It seems like a kicked up version of a macro lager with a bit of chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Tap at TBK. Dark cheatnut pour with a creamy white head. Roast malt and slight smoke on this guy - quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and light smoke. Flavor is a combination of sweet and bitter notes matching the nose with a hint of coffee. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5211) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a watery cola brow with one ring of white head. Nose is malty, sweet, brown sugar, crackers, dark bread, yeast. Flavor is sweet, crackers, bread, yeasty, light chocolate. Medium bodied finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Almost black, bright tan head. Aroma of moldy leather. Taste of bitter chocolate soda. An unfortunate choice as my last beer of the tasting.

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