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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours black, almost opaque, medium off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little sweet. Flavor is bitter from roasted malts up front. Similar taste to aroma, little caramel in there too. It’s a bit overly sweet on the finish. Pretty decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3239) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. BB date notch of 9/2015. A: Pours a clear but very dark brown color, looking nearly opaque in the glass. The beer has a half finger of sudsy light tan head that quickly reduces to a partial thin film. Some lacing is seen, nonetheless. Aroma: Initially disappointing but some off-odors quickly dispersed leaving behind attractive mix of toffee, faint coffee and dark roasted grains. Moderate strength. Flavor: Dark roasted malts with toffee and chocolate dominate up front but some roasted coffee. There’s also a a bit of molasses and a light hint of anise. Lightly bitter overall. M: Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. O: A fine schwarzbier that’s brewed to style. Definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (324) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma: coffee, roasty, chocolate, Appearance: black, brown head Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, abrupt finish Nice schwarzbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1750) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, burnt. Some smoke.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 14/9-2015, BB: 30/9-2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2738) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, charcoal, burnt aromas. Roasty, burnt, slight smoky, creamy flavors. Medium bodied, creamy yet slightly bitter mouthfeel. Overall, great product!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Draft at Strangeloves. Fairly thick opaque black pour with soft tan foam. Spots of lace. Nice aroma. Mildly smokey Schwartzbier. Dark chocolate/carob toffees. Charcoal grill. Coffee liquorice. Burnt toast. Flavorful but not overpowering. Darkly sweet but has a nice dry finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3779) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of smoke, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, roast, caramel, coffee. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (958) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Chocolate, toasted malt and herbal hops are nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (360) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a dark murky brown with a medium off white head. Aroma is smoky, earthy, dark roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice semi sweet smoky taste with dark malt and coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Dry bitter coffee like finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1694) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 A crisp dark lager with ample smokiness and herby hops. Crisp finish that leaves a bit of coffee and some metallic tartness behind. Noble twang features prominently. Pours a pretty deep auburn with a hint of light lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a serious black lager. You can take in the chocolate and coffee in the first pull. It is very dark with a nice head.

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