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RATINGS: 107   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!"

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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 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 (681) - 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 (3118) - 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 (4449) - 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 (8323) - 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 (2292) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates fairly slowly and laces decently. Aroma is very dark malty, roasted malts, cocoa, molasses. Flavor follows, medium sweet, light bitter, very malt forward, creamy and cocoa like, with just a hint of coffee. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from a trade with barak316. Pours translucent black color with tan head. Toasted malt and bready aroma with some chocolate. Similar flavors. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft at the Trolley Stop in Dayton. Pours dark tawny brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes sweet and tart, like malt, roasted, and boozy but smooth. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, booze, and sweet malt.

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