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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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!"


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2782) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4239) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1617) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1778) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3625) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2263) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4538) - 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.


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