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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
This traditional German Schwarzbier is a black lager that will surprise you. We used a special malt that is dehusked before roasting so the finished beer is light and drinkable with hints of chocolate, but without the harsher roasty flavor of a stout. It makes for one heck of a smooth beer. Winner of the Silver Medal for the Schwarzbier cartegory at he the 2010 Great American Beer Festival!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Leary’s. To snifter it pours a auburn darkish brown with a trim off-white ringed head. Smells and tastes of raisins, milk chocolate, soil, caramel apples and rubber. Ends with plastic, flower pedals and moss. A lot better than how I was thinking it’d be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 6, 2011
(22 oz. (bottled 5/11) from Ipswich Beverage) Pours very dark brown, about three fingers of tan head that recede a bit to a lasting cap. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a sourish-metallic tinge. Mouthfeel a bit milk-shakey/creamy but thinnish and lightly prickly and coats the palate a bit. Well-retained but broken, weepy rings of lacing. Flavor of dark and milk chocolate mixed with some caramel. Mildly bitter. Bit of brown sugar maybe. A bit of a detracting sour note towards finish. Basically just OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
on cask-pours a retaining tight light brown head with heavy lacing and black color. Aroma is sweet/rosty/chocolate-dark malt, some spice/earthy. Taste is roasty/unsweetened dark chocolate-dark malt, dusty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Unclear dark amber brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, toffe, light licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5547) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Toasted pumpernickel and roasted cocoa aromas. Thin with roasted espresso and chocolate front to back. Dry, dusty cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2010. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Very dark brown colour. Not great. Some dark lager characteristics. But has funny finish. Herb and touch of liquorice. Not great and not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010 Hop and fruit aromas. Black strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask@GBBF20010. Hazy deep ambery brown colour with mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is some dark dry fruits, mild ashes, some slight acidic wooden notes as well as mild caramel. Flavour is dark dry fruits, some mild yeasty notes, mild sourish wood as well as some caramel.

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