RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Although all beers at one time were dark, few were truly black. Schwarzbier has some resemblance to an Irish stout in that it combines snappy bitterness with dry, coffee like roast flavors on a light to medium-bodied frame. The main difference between other dark beers and the Schwarzbier, is that the Schwarzbier is lagered so it is round, clean, smooth, and finishes with a crisp bitterness similar to a Pilsner.

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luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Chuckanut, Bellingham. Off-white, moderately thick foam. Light smoky malt. Clean dark malt, roasty bitter. Round, light off-dry body. Clean smoke, bitter finish. Interesting schwarz!

fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
Draught at the brewpub
Dark brown color, almost black. Dark caramel character, no roastiness; this is a good balanced Dunkel rather than a Schwarzbier, with some residual sweetness.
Clean, good, uncomplicated.

OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2010
Tap at Fiddlers.

Chuckanut can do no wrong when comes to german lagers, and this is another really good one. Nice roasty flavors, a bit of apple and cola but not over-the-top sweet like some of the supermarket schwarzbiers I had in Germany (sorry, Josh). Superbly sessionable.

Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2010
Dark brown. The aroma is largely caramelly with light chocolate notes. Mix of caramel and chocolate on the palate. The body is a bit thin. Like a supermarket schwarzbier.

carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2010
on tap at brewpub in Bellingham. Really nice schwarz with good roasted qualities and a smooth palate

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 05, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque dark brown wirh ruby edges, creamy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, touch of roasted, light fruityness
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor, touch of fruity character, light roasted, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

tongatim (31) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Draft at Chuckanut Brewery. Color true to style with that unique black semi-transparent hue that builds hope that this is something cleaner and smoother than a stout. And, not to be disappointed, because these boys know how to craft lagers like nobody else in this corner of the world. Clean, crisp, with finely balanced touch of dark roast on top of the rich continental malt base. Straight-forward, no gimmicks, very satisfying.

humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
Deep, clear brown-black schwarz. Roasty, toasty, nutty nose. Again with the fine bubbles. Flavor is cola and earthy malt, hazelnuts and mild coffee finish. Medium body and velvet mouthfeel. Very good but very subtle. This brewery really stays true to the restrained but crisp and smooth German roots of its beers.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2009
draft at brouwers. pours a nearly true black with a beautiful moustache-making disc of creamy dark tan mousse. roast, cola, and a little bit of campfire on the nose. beautiful creamy body with woolly carb. nice dark roasty flavor hits you right away. some brazil nuts, cola, smoky campfire, and then nice resiny bitterness on the finish. just complex enough and just sessionable enough. awesome.

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Wow another fine offering from these guys. Pours dark brown with a nice fluffy head. THe aroma is of roasted malt with some underlying dark sweetness and some grassy earthy hops. THe flavor is very consistent with the nose as the roast and mild dark sweetness work with the grass and earthy bitterness to create a fine quaffable beer. The finish is crisp and it is incredibly smooth and easy to drink.

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