freekyp (3653) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2020 This is the beer to beat when it comes to the Schwarzbier style. Pours dark nearly opaque brown with meringue-like peaks if tan head. Retention is perfect and you'll have foam in your glass till the last gulp. And gulping us the way this beer should be approached. It's fine roasty caramel malt is rich, but light enough for pounding, and each swallow is graced with a classic continental hop spice wash. It's very creamy on the tongue but not heavy. A huge mouthful of this beer swishes around the mouth really show all the elements that make it special. Pumpernickel bread. Chocolate. Roast nuts. Pair it up with a big smoky set of ribs for a nipple hardening umami experience. Camons (18367) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2019 Draught @ Four Points, Brown Dear, WI. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, bread, coffee, chocolate, some light citrc note. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 101119 Scipio (1917) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2019 Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a medium beige head. The aroma contains bread, earthy malt, nuts, coffee, and caramel. Mildly bitter taste and dry. The flavors are pretty well balanced. Among the trio of coffee, caramel, and chocolate that this one advertises, chocolate leans towards heaviest. Its earthy and has lighter amounts of licorice, smoke, and bread. Faint chocolate aftertaste. Medium in body and thinner in texture. Pretty easy drinking. Not bad at all. fallingleaves (66) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2019 Starts off sweet and fruity and ends with a malty bitter finish. This has been a staple beer for a long time in my life. jredmond (10321) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2019 Sampled at GABF 2018 with Paul and Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with thick brown head. Nose is nutty and malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of roast, nut, soft malt.
BlackBeerPG (1929) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2018
Taste: rich, deep dark roasted malts, nutty, sweet, slight oily finish but still pretty clean. Malty toasted malt. Brown/black hue, semi clear, soft foam head and lace. Full but not heavy body. Jabah (2311) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2018
Grabbed a pint of this at dinner @ The Ravenous Pig in Orlando/Winter Park. I'm guessing it was on tap, but could have been poured from bottle. Was really dying to try the Cigar City Brown Ale which showed up on the June beer menu, but this was the replacement for July. Has a dark brown almost black appearance with a lighter tan colored head. Wasn't that much carbonation in this one, which I notice a lot in European style brews. Thought this was a stout at the time, but may be one of my firsts in this style after further review. Has aromas and tastes of chocolate and coffee, slightly hopped. The mouthfeel and texture was a semi-creamy chocolate, but way thinner compared to something like Young's Double Chocolate. I didn't fall in love with this beer, but was definitely way above par. Would try again, but would look for a bottle at a retailer next time around. drpimento (5216) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2018
One of my favorite schwartzes. Extremely well balanced yet complex enough to keep it interesting.
samiamx23 (3) - - DEC 28, 2017 does not count
Deliciously malty, smooth finish... great tastes of caramel and coffee. Pretty dark brown color.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ajnepple (11495) - Lakewood, CO, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Brown/black appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, coffee and a mild earthiness. Similar flavor, adding mild bitterness and a light malty sweetness. Light to medium body with a lingering dark malty finish. Nice Schwarz.