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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This is a traditional German style dark lager beer. Flavors of chocolate or coffee are common, but usually subtle. Just because the beer is dark, doesn’t mean that the flavors are. Expect the beer to be opaque and black, as the name would imply.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours dark like coffee or cola with a half inch tan head that is quite dense. The aroma is that of rich toasted malts. Hints of coffee and espresso come through. Rich and malty tasting, roasted. Tastes similar to a porter. Tastes and feels like a lager. Everything about this beer suggests that it is a porter. In a blind test taste you would too, but as the beer warms up the lagerness comes into play. As schwarzbiers go, this is definitly tops. Drink well my friends.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee, liqurice and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (904) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, nuts, some dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour is malty and roasty with some hop bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly refreshing and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty coffee aroma with some dark fruits and earthy hints. Sweet chocolate malts with a roasted malt and mild coffee bitterness at the end. Thin bodied and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Fyldig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, lakris, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørke bær. Sødmerik smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, humle, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, litt mørke bær og svidd gummi. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with some deep red. Minimal head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a surprising amount of roast. Flavor is a little smoke, coffee, and maybe some dark chocolate. Delicious, if a little high in alcohol. I’d love to have something a little more sessionable with this flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses. Flavor is light sweet, minimally bitter. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1157) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Toasty on the nose toasty flavor malty enjoyable with a slight chalkiness. Thin head. Good mouthfeel sweet on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice straight forward schwartzbier that is a perfect rendition of the style.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rxeight (1222) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Weird sort of sour and tart taste, a touch of dark european porter malt. Not my flavor, not my style.


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