Pennichuck Feuerwehrmann Schwarzbier (Firefighter Black Lager)

RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Schwarzbier (shvahrts-beer) is German for "black-beer". Brewed to be a light bodied dark beer with a clean, crisp, refreshing finish. Its well balanced malt character is complimented with a touch of roastiness. Brewed using imported black patent malt and noble hops. Pairs with chunky dark breads, marinated meats such as brisket or German Sauerbraten. Not recommended for cellaring. Serve in a flute or pilsner glass at 45-50deg

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (9929) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black to brown with a large creamy tan head. Sweet light cocoa, dark old fruit, plums, faintest hint of grain. Im surprised at how good this smells since a number of their other beers really broke down over time, and this smells tasty. Medium bodied, a bit of plastic and old cardboard finally do show up, but only after a soft bit of vanilla and toffee. Finishes with a bit more old cardboard and a soft grainy bitterness. Better than expected given the age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
bottle shared by nick butler on 2/5/2010. dark woody brown pour with a lasting hot cocoa colored head. big whiff of cocoa puffs followed by more chocolate, nutty caramel, earthy woody notes and possibly some coffee. mix molasses to those characteristics and you get the flavor. the body is thicker/richer than im used to in a schwarz but it gives it some depth... neat. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (6062) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Deep brown with hints of amber with tan head and lace. Peaty, smokey, roasted caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Suttrees Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Dark brown-black, lacing tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasty. Taste is roast, coffee, fruity, nice astringent roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2010
bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Black (or schwarz, if you will), with a ring of foam. Faint aroma, a mix of coffee and tar ( in a good way) with notes of I dunno, more coffee. Flavor is mellow coffee and maybe a touch of chocolate. Very clean and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle Sweet dark chocolate aroma fill the air. Darker malt scent closer to the glass. Very dark. No head. Dark malty flavour. Burnt chocolate and coffee. Pleasant and a touch smokey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of dark malts, nuts, light roasting, and a hint of bitter coffee. Poured very dark brown/ruby in color with a small, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, light smoke, black bread, roasting, slight chocolate, and some nuts. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, dry, malt, slight smoke, and slight chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Rating #800. On tap at Barcade in Brooklyn. Pours coffee in color with an amber tint and a nice tan head. Smells and tastes primarily of dark cherries, wood, mild hops, and caramel. Great roasted character. The best Ive had from Pennichuck, and really makes me sad that theyre no longer brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From mcox90 via trade. Poured super dark brown, kind of black. The head was short and tan with spotty lacing. The aroma was a nice blend of smoky malts and some brown sugar sweetness. The flavor was fairly sweet, with a nice but not overpowering compliment of smoke on the backside. The mouthfeel was almost medium in body and it finished clean. Enjoyable. Sad to see theyre closed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, just about black, with a moderate cream colored head that lasted until mid-glass and left a film with each sip. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and just a hint of smokiness. The flavor has more roasted malt and a bit less cocoa than the aroma, along with some mild smoke. The flavors compliment one another quite well. Nice body without being heavy. Goes down way too easily. Enjoyable.

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