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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
Very dark pour (Bomber Bottle) with a medium head. The malt are very dominant showing the grains right up front. You get some nice background notes of hops which stay long into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
bottled, thanks to mora2000, pours a walnut color with soapy white foam, nuts and chocolate aromas , flavors are similar chocolate milk, cashew, almonds, roasty good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2011
(22oz bottle from jcnd9803!). Its about time I open this thing up. Pours a clear dark brown (cola color when held up to the light) with a nice creamy, pillow-top khaki head. Nice carbonation. Aroma has lots of cocoa and caramel. Taste is sweet with a bit of roast. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Pretty nice beer. Almost stout-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
I believe Pawola22 sent me this bottle. Dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate, milk and cocoa. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of chocolate and powdered cocoa character as well as some roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head / Light nose of roast barley and sour malt / Light to medium body, dry, lively carbonation, crisp with some chewiness on the fair finish / Modest flavors of roast barley and chocolate / Not remarkable, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, nuts and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, medium sweet, chocolate, little hops and a medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle, 22oz. A clear, dark brown beer with a reddish tint. A small, off-white head sits on top. Cocoa, dark chocolate and dried fruits on the nose. Nice, but not very traditional. The flavor has a nice bitterness, some citrus peel and some cocoa and dried fruits. There’s some bitterness going on in the end, as well as roasted malts, orange and cocoa. A quite pleasant one. 111105

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, roasted, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

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