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RATINGS: 101   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!"


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zkascak (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010 does not count
nice dark beer, almost black, with an aroma of chocolate, that has a creamy texture. One of my favorite beers and love that I can get it now at Heinen’s.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2013
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black body. Thin, oily beige head laces the glass. Pretty surprisingly smooth for 9%, still really comes off as a Schwarz. Smooth brown chocolate tones, not sticky or brutal. Really quite an impressive offering, noteworthy for how smooth and sessionable it is. Clean. Great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Poured at GABF 2005. Clear, deep brown with amber leanings. No head. Faint aroma with maltyness and dark fruit (dates perhaps). Flavor is complex. Easy chocolate with cherries, prunes, (other dark fruit as well…perhaps) and a light alcohol burn. Well blended hops add a nice accent. Full-round body. Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF ’05. Dark brown body. Roasty malt aroma with some cherry fruit elements. The flavor combines milk chocolate sweetness, lactic black malt and good coffee. Toffee/roast in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Skeptical of an imperial Schwarzbier, I was quickly appeased after my first taste. This rich treat offered plenty of complexity. Medium to dark brown color with a collapsing tan head and minor strands of lacing. Pleasing scents of mild chocolate and heavy cream that lead to an earthy, mildly fruity aroma. Velvety smooth while maintaining a filling, soft body. Robust malts with a sugary kick. Raisin bran and muffins that are offset by a noble hop aspect. Chocolate and caramel flavors are present as well. This beer has plenty of flavors to even satisfy Pizza the Hut!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Poured darker garnety-brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet toasty and roasty black malts (semi-sweet chocolate and licorice came through) upfront with some dark fruit, herbs, and almost rye-ey spices behind. The flavor was sweeter with chocolate, molasses, and blackberries.. toasty with alcohol-accented blacker malt bitterness around the edges.. spicy and warm on the finish with more dark fruit. Medium-plus bodied and smooth on the palate, again with a spicy, warm finish.. solid balance.. cool that this heavier brew still held onto its schwarzbier roots.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy tan head that left lacing. Aroma was a malt sweetness, molasses, nuts, dark fruits, light smoke and some vanilla. Flavor of toasty sweet malt, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, woody, grains and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with nice bubbles and great lacing. Nose of toast, caramel, light citrus hops. Taste of citrus hops, light chocolate, and nuts. Nice carbonated finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3685) - 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.


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