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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
German style dark lager, very smooth, medium body, low hop bitterness. Eight different malts and sixty days of aging give this classic Schwarz-style beer its unusually dark color and remarkably smooth flavor. Intense flavor including bittersweet chocolate. 2007 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner!

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3.5
nathanvc (507) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2017
Sample 3/4 at Red Rock Brewing Co., Salt Lake City. Pours cloudy dark brown with a lasting, foamy, off-white head. The aroma contains roasted malt, caramel, toasted bread, hops, herbs and nuts. It tastes light sweet and medium hoppy bitter with a long toasty finish. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. Good, yes, but could have been so much better with a stronger palate... and more alcohol.

3.4
bytemesis (8411) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Tap. Pours clear mahogany, medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma of roasty malt, hints of leather, espresso. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, pretty subdued but pleasant. Light plus body.

3.3
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap at Red Rock in SLC - the beer pushed by the barkeep, although he hardly had to since it was one I wanted to try. Poured very dark brown, slight tan head. Aroma was lightly of chocolate and bread. Flavor was simple bread malts, lacking the intensity I had hoped for. Hops only provided balancing bitterness. Not a bad beer, but lacked the oomph I had wanted.

2.6
jfb (6269) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of light anis, peppermint and fresh onions, milk chocolate and plums. flavour is mostly toasted malts and dark chocolate, with a hint of yeast, light anis and liquorice. watery body with soft carbonation.

3.5
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a deep brownish black appearance with a light brown head. A bit burnt/smoky, roasty malty, chocolate, light coffee, herbal hoppy aroma. Burnt bready, light coffee, chocolate flavor. Reminds me of how much I can enjoy Schwarzbier, though this wasn’t world class by any means.

3.5
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Inky and oily charred malt without the astringency typically found in Americanized schwarz. Warm bread in an oven just turning from toasted to charred, a rich and enticing display of black malt without any huskiness. Fluffy carbonation on a lean and dry body. The minerality of this and other lagers from Red Rock seem appropriate for Bavaria.

3.7
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Roasty, lightly sweet, herbal hop aroma. Coffee/cocoa roasted malt flavor, balanced with sweet flavor. Subtle bread crust finish. A little herbal/fruity flavor.

3.4
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 27, 2012
On draft at the Fashion Place location. Black as the name implies. The beer has a solid roasty note, some sweet malts follow, and then a fruitiness that probably comes from the hops or yeast/fermentation. A nice beer.

3.8
bigrobman (20) - Knox-Vegas, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
A Cool Kat hidding in a silky black coat. You expect it to bust you in the lips with malt, but it walks gently into thy fair palate. malts are balanced well and taste clean clean clean. No wonder its neck is heavy with metals from competitions!

3
Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at the brewpub
Appearance: Dark brown with a small light tan head
Aroma: Toasted malts & nutty
Taste: Toasted malts, nuts and some chocolate
A decent beer.


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