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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean. 5.4%ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3104) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On draft at Resevoir. The beer that nobody needed just wasnt very good. really tasted to me like burnt leaves smells. Just grainy, earthy, leaves, roast, and a little astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2012
I had this on tap at Das Bierhaus in Burlington. This one was served a bit too cold, but the flavors did well under those conditions. The slight smokiness crept in as the beer warmed. The base beer tasted more like a schwartzbier, but either way a very good creation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
meghanjmason (1) - Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2012 does not count
Black lager with a roasted, chocolate flavor and a smoky but not overwhelming finish. Great unusual beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
On tap at the brewpub in Stowe, VT. Pours a clear dark brown colored body with some mahogany highlights. Finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is nice with some bready malts, lightly sweetened caramel, a touch of smokiness, a light roast, and some floral fruits. Flavor is similar. A bit smoky up front with some soft bready malts and a light caramel. A bit of a floral fruitiness in the middle with a light roast before this finishes smooth, clean, and nicely dry from the roasts and a light hopping that give this a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following medium-thin body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid schwarzbier. The smokiness is pretty cool and this still has a nice, lightly sweetened bready maltiness that is all balanced with a clean, dry finish. Feels a tad thin at times, but drinks nicely. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Trapp Family Lodge: Pours a black color with a beige head. Aroma is all smoky, roasty, and chocolatey. Taste is much on the same level. I liked the smoke flavors, but they were certainly not dominant. Roasted malt and chocolate made definite appearances. Well-balanced throughout. This was easily the best beer I got from the sampler.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Draft at Blind Tiger for Vermont event. Dark brune pour with some tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma tones. Dark flavors finish with a bit of sweetness, does have some lager tones in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
In short: A clean dark beer with plenty of roasted cake malts. Nice session beer.
How: Tap at Flatbread, Burlington VT
The look: Clear mahogany body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose of fresh black cake. Taste is toasted cake malts, some black chocolate, some toasted nuts, some raisins and a bit of caramel to tie it all together. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel to go along with the cake theme. With the roasted malts being so upfront I would not have been able to tell if it was a stout or a Schwarzbier (not a bad thing, just an observation). Overall a very enjoyable clean session beer. This was a well balanced pint. Which is pretty useless because there are never any earthquakes in Vermont.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Draft. Pours a bruin body with an off white head and light retention. Light lagered tones, malty sweetness and a nice licorice tone. Dingy coco notes, with a mild coco and roasted finish. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown to black with a medium sized beige head. Roast, toast, and chocolate on the nose. Roast, toast, smooth chocolate and cocoa. Quite smooth, nice cocoa and chocolate on the finish. Very tasty stuff.

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