dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavor and bitterness lingers for a little bit. Pretty good.
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Ahh... Lager. There is just something so relaxing about lager, isn’t there? nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours a very thin looking black and forms a light brown head which doesn’t last all that long. Aromas of roast and some cocoa. Taste is just pure relaxation... Subtle, supple, succulent. Light roast. So good. So very, very good.
Tap at Oasis Micropub. Opaque brown-black body, thin steady beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma. Soft, medium body. Chocolate, brown nutty roast malt, mild coffee, smoke. Spot on, very drinkable. Smooth brown chocolate toffee finish. Excellent, sublime, perfect. Teddlet (16) - Magalia, USA - APR 18, 2014
A bit more roasted chocolate than I’d like in a Schwartz beer but still drinkable without being overly cloying. Mild malt nose, and a slight hop bitter on the back. Marheb (6334) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
(En fût au Pizza Port Solana Beach): Un liquide délicieusement torréfié, caramel salé et esters fruités dans une bombe de buvabilité terriblement efficace.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 21, 2008
Black. Brown edges. Small off white head. Huge roasted malt in the nose is accompanied by whole coffee beans, cookie, and graham cracker. Same flavor with a hint of concentrated bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Real easy to drink. World class schwarz. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Grainy, buttered bread, some roasted coffee notes, nut meat, and a bit of an acrid, smoky jolt - tingly, even - this rocks my flavor world. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
I drained one of these 22s the other night and am making a go for a second thanks to stefanje. This is a killer beer. The body is nice, not too full, but definitely characterful from the bottle-conditioning.
Goes down easy. Looks great. Gee, only gets a 3.7; no surprise there, this is criminally underrated.
Bottle at Rudy’s tasting May ’08, courtesy of I think Blankboy. Pitch black, small tan head. Smoke, roast aroma with some hops. Strong roast and smoke taste over a very thick body. Like an Imperial Swarzbier, this might have the most mids leading beer name ever. Very nice and complex. tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle at Tria. The pour was dark brown with a thick light brown head. The smell is full of roast and smoke, with just a little bit of hops and clean yeast character. Same with the flavor. This beer is quite robust, yet easy to drink. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry clean finish. Really one of the better surprises I’ve drink in a long time. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Heavy weighted roast aroma with a bit of campfire smoke and burnt marshmallow. Or maybe I just want summer to get here. Very dark, even thick in the glass, thick creamy persistent sandy head that sticks to the edges of the glass. Plenty of sediment int the glass, like no other lager I’ve ever seen. Definitely more like a stout than a lager. Thick, creamy roasted character up front, more maduro cigar notes in the finish. Quite the treat.