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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!"


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3281) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pours a very dark brown. Aroma and flavor are similar, sort of a raisin influenced malt note throughout. Interesting, rather liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1998) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 8, 2011
Dark with a off white head. Aroma was clean with lightly roasted malts, light molasses, chocolate. Flavor was much the same and the roasted malts were quite restrained but noticable still. Body was fuller than many schwarzbiers I’ve had, which makes sense, and a bit smoother. Sweet finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply shared at the 16th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 11/5/11. Pours very dark brown with a medium fizzy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and sweet malts. The taste is rich roasted malts, coffee, sweet malts and faint hops. Medium-full bodied. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (887) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Super sweet and cloying aroma. Gross sweet weird flavor. Mellows a little as you drink it. Boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3749) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Very dark brown pour with tan head. Molasses, anise, caramel, slight smoke, roast. Tasty sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Nose is robust and full of sweet chocolate malts, roasted notes, slight smokiness, fruity sugars, and alcohol. Pours dark brown, thin head, not lasting really. The flavor is sweet initially with lots of fruity residual sugars, this is followed by roasted notes, smoke, alcohol, earthy bitterness, and more lingering residual sugars. Almost like a lagered imperial stout or some bullshit. Somewhat hot, somewhat thin. Weird, interesting. Nice to try. Too sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle shared by adnielsen (thanks, Aaron!) - must everything be "imperialized" these days - nose of booze, light grassy hops, char, chocolate, light berry - flavor is simultaneously too sweet and too bitter - lots of bitterness from the dark malt - sugary sweetness - roast is intense, bordering on ashy - some grassy hops and blueberry in the mix - not terrible, but boozy, and many of the flavors are far too "sharp" - meh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9026) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Bottle @ Dan’s house. Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Rich chocolate, herbal, grassy, light coffee aroma. Herbal, minty, dark chocolate, roasty, straw flavor. Not nearly as boozy as the last time I had it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Love the label on this one. Bomber courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, molasses, a touch of roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate, some fruity hints, roasty with a peppery splash on the finish. Bitter aftertaste. Definitely not a schwarzbier but drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
650 ml. pours black but thin with no head. Smells of dark bitter roasted coffee, cereal grains, and cinnamon. Taste dark roasted coffee some chocolate undertones and a touch of cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to light. Finish is dry and roasted bitter coffee.


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