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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4400) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (913) - Vermont, 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.


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