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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We spent a long night of brainstorming, around a few pints, to create a beer suitable to big our good friends adieu. We found that Reprieve Schwarzbier is the Artisan lager for the job. This black beer is a Bohemian Pilsner gone dark. German malts, noble hops, and lager yeast combine for our take on this traditional beer style. Though they may be moving on, we won’t let the lights go dark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
An esbls tasting beer. Mahogany with a tannish head. Rich malt and a bit of smoke. Decent hop bitterness mixes with some molasses. Grass. Smoke at the finish. Despite the lower ABV it is a little hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2011
On tap: The aroma is s light combination of chocolate and faint roasted grains. It’s a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a two finger khaki head with good retention and leaves some nice laced rings behind. The flavor starts with light-moderate chocolate. There is a hint of fruitiness in the background. The finish has done light roasted grains and a hint of smoke and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
bottle thanks to mora2000. deep brown almost black pour with a cream head. nose is roasted alts, chocolate, and faint coffee. flavors are heavy on the roasted malts, light coffee, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4143) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle shared with RB/BA folk... Poure dark brown, near black with a khaki head. Light body, some moderate yeast flavors with a decent amount of roast, and nutty malt tones. Cocoa, dark sugars and caramel, hazelnuts, and a moderate hop character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a medium creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet raisin malt and caramel with sweet finish. Easy to drink a good schwarzbier from Two Brothers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
dark brown with a blood red hue, a big tan head, good retention... nose is just wrong, peanut butter and smoke, a little caramel too, plain weird... taste is utter garbage, skunky smoke, ash, bitter coffee, gross... wateresque mouthfeel... this is a total fail, no surprise being another Two Brothers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3422) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
Very dark brown, almost black, pour with cream colored, thick head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, oreo cookies, cocoa. Light hop presence. Flavor is mildly sweet, slight roast, good chocolate presence. Very mild hop bitterness, maybe a touch of lactic sweetness. The hop character in this beer falls towards grassy and leafy, slightly earthy. Sweetness gets a bit distracting. Wish it were drier. Mouthfeel is nice, full, with nice lively carbonation. FInishes with a mild grassy hop note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2011
22oz bottle 5/12/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-46° in Lager Glass-Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of burnt malt, chocolate, and slight smoke. Taste of the same with some caramel and chocolate. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but I am not a fan of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a black body with a slight ruby tint. Finger-width, dense, creamy, frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, clingy lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Some roast, licorice, medium sweet caramels, cocoa, lager yeast, a touch of bread, and a light grassy citrus hop. Flavor is similar. A good amount of roasts up front with a medium caramel and cocoa sweetness. Some coffee, toffee, licorice spice, and a touch of bread. Finishes very dry, but balanced with a nice mix of roasts and grassy hops that give this a medium bitterness with a distinct chocolate and just a slight malt sweetness. Very lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and soft, moderately lively carbonation. Overall, I’m a big fan of a well made schwarzbier and this is definitely a solid example. Balanced towards the dry roasts and grass making this very flavorful with a solid finish and really nice chocolate with just enough malt sweetness to balance. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 66 cl. Dark brown with a reddish hue. Small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dried dark fruits. Medium bodied, ok take on the style.

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