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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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2.7
deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear very dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet dark grains with a hint of roast supporting. Flavor begins with dark grains, has light roast and an odd light fruit finish.

2.4
Drake (13662) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Near black, ruby highlights. Moderate creamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Taste is roast and coffee. Thin, almost still.

3.5
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2011
A pleasant surprise. dark brown pour with a thin head. Dusty chocolate aroma with nice roasted malt and light smokiness. Flavour was chocolate malt, roasted malty hint of nuttiness and bittersweet molasses. Body was a bit light, but still quite tasty.

2.5
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
draft, room temp glass (finally, i had to cause a scene to earn one). infected H&H strawberry aroma - one of the only beers that presents inside the aroma as well as flavor. flavor is well balanced (haha) well developed roast and rubber strawberries. quite offensive combination. opaque body, coca cola edges, lingering initially filthy head and good lacing. soft, lush mouthfeel. roast disappears as strawberry overwhelms palate. small victory to finish a pint of this infected bastard.

3.7
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at the Escanaba brewpub. aroma is a faint flow of roasted malt. Pours a deep brown with off-white rim. Flavor is ashy, salty and sea-like. Flavors develop some dry chocolate character, a bit of oaky and some nice sweet caramel. This isn’t bad. Deep and sustaining. Somewhat complex and developing. A bit of soda-like flavor, but nothing sugary. Very dry actually, and I can appreciate that. A bit of pepper and herring meld with the roast and salt. Nice. Good examples of this beer are starting to grow on me. There’s room for complexity and good style done subtly here.

3
LinusStick (3447) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
A very nice and toasty schwarzbier. Aroma was ok. A nice blend of roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a pinky sized near tan head. Taste was a little thin in the front but all roasted malt and coffee in the middle and aftertaste. The finish didn’t carry it through, but had a nice warm toasted malt backbone. Not bad.

4
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Had this beer on draft at their newest brewpub in Cranberry PA. Stylistically, this is the best schwarz I’ve ever had. Although, it is a very hard to find style of beer. Poured a dark brown with light tan head. Very small lacing. Wonderful toffee and caramell aroma followed with the same taste. Great beer with a smooth finish.

3.4
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Tried on tap at Cranberry location. Poured VERY dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of smoked wood, caramel and chocolate. The nose prepares you for the taste of thick caramel and bitter chocolates. There is a mild smoke flavor, but it is nicely balanced. Finishes dry.

3.4
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Draft sample at brewpub. Pours black w/ red hues, off white/coffee-colored head. Chocolate and coffee nose w/ slight smokiness. Creamy mouthfeel w/ coffee and chocolate, sweet finish, malty. No discernable hops. Smokiness is there, but subdued. Rather watery, but good.

2.8
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap. Chocolatey with toasted grain notes and mild coffee. A bit of fruity hops. Smells quite a bit like a porter. Dark brown-black clear with a thin tan head. Medium body with light carbonation. Starts with some mild DMS, Twizzlers, and mild coffee grainy character. Papery stale hoppiness with light tangy finish. Very little bittrness. Could be drier.


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