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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Full, rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate and fresh espresso are mellowed by the traditional clean finish of this dark lager.

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3.5
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Growler filled at Bellport Cold Beer & SOda and consumed the next day. Pours a clear deep brown with some reddish highlights and a thin off-white head that lasted through the first two sips and left a spotty film on the glass. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt and mild chocolate. The flavor is similar with perhaps a bit more roast and the same mild chocolate. Fairly smooth finish. Very drinkable.

3.2
Maverick34 (3300) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Draft. Some chocolate not as much coffee as other schwarzbiers.......................

3.5
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Tap at Fette Sau. Mostly dark pour, nice lacing head. Light touch of milk chocolate in the aroma, kind of corny. Body is light, vegetal, a touch of chocolate, maybe. Creamy and easy drinking.

3.5
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, cream. the flavor is strong chocolate, sweet, cream. The appearance is brown, ruby hue, tan head. The finish is a light resiny hop bittering. The mouthfeel is medium to thick, creamy, a pleasant surprise. Decent and enjoyable, better than expected.

3.3
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2007
On tap at Barcade: Light brown pour with a rich tan head which leaves a substantial lacing. The aroma is slightly funky. Hints of olives, lots of anise, hemp and some caramel maltyness. The body is pretty creamy, with apparent nutty flavors. Some almondy sweet hints, lots of licorice, and roasted caramel malts. Didn’t pick up on a lot of chocolate, but there were light cocoa hints here and there. Finish is lightly roasted with some residual grain flavors. Pretty solid stuff.

3.4
BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Smells like nothing. Expired malt balls. Blacvk color. No head.tastes of malty chocolate and nuts, not bad.n easy to drink. Noything great

2.6
Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Sampled at the NY Brewfest on 9/12. Not able to give a very accurate rating due to the sheer number of brews sampled. Very few ratings on this one.. A unique concept which is very cool. Interesting but an overall total disaster of a beer. I would not consider this a Schwartz

3.2
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Dark brown pour w/ red highlights. Arouma of chocolate, coffee and nuts. Smokey roasted malts, biscuity grain notes backed by some bitter. Smooth but a little thin. Not bad but nothing special.

3.1
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head. Brown pour, with a reddish hint. Aroma of roasted malt and some sweet chocolate. Flavor is mostly chocolate malt, some dry caramel / nutty finish. It was decent.

3.2
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Growler from Bierkraft. Translucent dark brown with a frothy almond color head. Spotty lacing. Milk chocolate and grainy malt aroma, with some hops coming up underneath. Charred chocolate and coffee flavors, slightly husky and grainy. Some sharp bitterness on the finish, which I think is overly cutting. Serviceable locally brewed Schwartzbier, but nothing special.


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