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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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!"

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
This was a nice beer, but I’m not sure "Imperial Schwarzbier" is a style in need of inventing. This beer pours like a schwarzbier, dark colored (maybe a dark copper), but perhaps a touch more viscous than say a Kostritzer. More like a baltic porter than anything else, dark but not terribly roasty but with some nice roast notes. A decent amount of bitterness. As a beer, it tasted it good, and I found it interesting, but I’d really like to take a look at the recipe to see what makes this beer tick...flavor is hard to describe but intensely pleasant, but a touch style defying...not something brand new, but just a splitting the difference among other styles. I bought this beer at Rozi’s in Lakewood, OH.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
katrinaez (1098) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at beerfest. Great name, very good beer. Roasted malts and some smokiness. Jet black. Very smooth taste for the ABV. Will look for again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich toasted malts and light smokiness. Great strong flavor, with little alcohol presence. Very good overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (477) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Jet black, minimal lacing. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate on the nose. Taste is similar, more of the chocolate side, sweet, slight bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rj007ski (1) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
Purchased bottle from Grumpy Grandpa, Ashtabula, Oh. Pours black with a tan head. Malt, cholocate, roasted flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours near black with red hue, tan head, and no lacing. Aroma combines typical lager with a pure malt scent. Taste is malts, toffee, slight caramel, and dark berries. Also a touch of alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4062) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle, UA. Blackish-brown pour with ring tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, wood, citrus. Tastes of chocolate, nutty, herbal, sweet malt, caramel, sugary. Not bad, not my thing. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5718) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2707) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbeatdano (70) - - 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.

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