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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - 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 (3326) - 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 (4793) - 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 (4069) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is wood, must and beef jerky. Taste is Medium bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
33cl bottle shared, courtesy of JMGrrenUK @ Dean’s Birthday tasting. Thick creamy tan head. A decent schwarz beer

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
May the Swartz beer be with you. Pleasant surprise. We like dark beers but tend to not like a "black" beer. This was not necessarily one we’d do again but it had very complex flavors. Many tastes in each sip and a pleasant aftertaste as well. Another mighty fine above average beer from Duck-Rabbit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Virginia Beach
Aroma wow, refined character. Licorice, soft darkness with invisible spirtit of beer God. Floral , leafy hops. Slight estery notes but still very clean.
Appearance:
Top: medium espresso like cap.
Base: slight haze on brow plain.
Palate : smooth, very easy going brew with long untiring finish. Medium bodied.
Taste: so nice, clean approach. All blended in perfection. Plenty of coffee and dark malts. Lacking dryness of schwartzbier
Other notes this beer is superb even if I would not call this classic schwarz. This is more of lagered coffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown almost black color, medium head, lacing lasts after four minutes. Roasted coffee smell. Subtle pepper and hickory taste with a nice hops and bitterness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle->SA. Deep brown with huge tan head. Aroma: strong roasted malts, some chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, earth. Bittersweet aftertaste. Decent.


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