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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2137) - 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 (1903) - 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 (3228) - 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 (1295) - 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 (1837) - 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 (1334) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1654) - AUSTRIA - SEP 15, 2013
Dark reddish brown with a medium off-white, lacy, lasting head. Smells of dark heavy malt, with caramel, dark berries, roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Nice sweet taste of malt and caramel with sweet berries and chocolate and a dry bitter roasty, coffee finish that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle as shown thanks to mike. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, and smoke. Thin mouthfeel with light roast and raisin with light smoke in finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s birthday tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours ear black witha small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4475) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Bottle at Dean’s Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is medium bitter with a malty high carbonation watery palate. Not a classic.


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