RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDBaker11058 (2223) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Appearance: near black, (ruby highlights when held to the light) with two-fingers of creamy light tan head shrinking to a thick collar and leaving generous lace rings. Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, pumpernickel, a hint of smoke. Taste: predominantly bitter dark chocolate, a bit of roast coffee beans, slightly burnt toast, mellow, earthy hops. Finish: smooth, clean, with lingering dark malts balancing against earthy hops. Notes: A written description cannot do this beer justice. Simply the best schwarzbier I’ve ever had, better than traditional German versions, better than any American attempt. Beautiful pour, attractive nose, delicious, balanced flavors, creamy-but-refreshingly-drinkable palate, and a sessionable 4% abv. Near perfect. I’m very sad that I only grabbed a single bottle, and will be on the lookout for more.

chucklemation (1687) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, caramel, nut, and cracker. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, roast, and nut. Well-carbonated and light-bodied. Quite good.

shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Can. Chocolate malt, molasses, and hay aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet molasses, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Excellent.

gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2017
12 ounce can. Cola brown color topped by a small creamy beige head and good lacing. Faint roasted malt nose. Toasted malt nose. Notes of caramel and herbal hops. Some dried fruit notes. Decent.

kto (1315) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 12oz can from beer army outpost in new bern, I believe. bb 06/15/15, earth, wind, & beer. pours a clear very dark chestnut with a frothy dirty beige head. aroma of roasted malts, cofffee, earthy notes. flavour of roast, nuts, leaves. charry bitter finish. sessionable.

tiong (7306) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2017
330ml bottle from K-Citymarket Sello, Espoo. BBE 08/05/17. Pours dark brown with a thick foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of earthiness, toffee, coffee, chocolate and grainy notes. Taste is smooth, watery and slightly roasty with hints of earthiness, musty grainy notes and cold coffee. Finish is slightly ashy and roasty with hints of watery notes, earthiness and cold coffee. Decent.

theshmoo (6) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Bottle pour with almost no head. Darker than a black steers tuckus on a moonless night. Nice coffee flavor that lingers just a bit too long. Smells faintly of locker room socks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2017
0.355l bottle @ Barleycorn. More or less deep dark cola colored with a small filmy sidesticking top. Smells a little roasty, dry. Dark dry caramelly. Some cardboard. Tates nice. Dark roasty slightly charred flavors. It has a thin oily texture in the mouth and it’s just below average on the carbonation. Caramel and roasted grains. Easy and tasty enough. 16.06.2017

ebone1988 (1932) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2017
At World of Beer Canton. Aroma is roasted malt, nutty, robust, slight cocoa, slight coffee, good. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, malty and great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, roasted malt cocoa aftertaste. Overall, excellent for the style.

JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Dark brown color with a taller, lasting tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt/black malt. Hints of dark cocoa, vanilla and peat. Not a powerful scent, one needs to search for a things. Fairly lifeless feel. Flavors of dark chocolate, dark roasted malts and some burnt sugar. Finish and linger are fairly dry. 2/12

oobawa (1419) - Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2017
Solid schwarzbier from Uinta, offering up a surprising depth of rich, roasty malt flavor for such a low-ABV brew. Modest mocha notes combine with a deep smoky undercurrent, leading to a stout-leaning back end with hints of raisin and anise. Finishes dry with a mild bitterness. Texture’s good if a bit slight, and the nose is on point, full of rich espresso and smoke.

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