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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Draught from Blind Tiger. Poured dark etc. Almost more Portery than schwarzbier - kind of thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37063) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at American Flatbread. Dark roasted malty and slight breadish aroma. Dark roasted malty and breadish. Lingering dark malty and bitter. Roasted malty finish.

   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4479) - 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 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap in the lounge at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Opaque mahogany with small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, smoke, toffee and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, smoke, dark fruit, toffee & caramel. The flavors starts off with roasted malt, but the smokey flavor quickly comes in strong. Medium body and high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2013
On draft. Dark brown with a light tan head. Smells sweet. Smoke and dark malt flavors. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2244) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottled from Meditrina. Black with ring head. Smoky caramel aroma and hint of herbs. Sweet burnt caramel coffee chocolate brown sugar maple syrup with ashy woody smoky finish. Medium light body. Could use a hint more carbonation. A lot like Jacks Abby Smoke and Dagger but not as good. I was hoping this wouldd be a Bamberger rauchbier and not a black lager. Anyhow, pretty good, but I’ll continue to drink Great Northern Smokin Rauchbier as my regular. And I’m especially glad I didn’t rate it last night when I poured it into a glass I had not properly cleaned and it sucked. Yes, clean glasses matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (5271) - 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.

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