bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 I’ve had this on tap and in a bottle, and I really enjoy drinking it. This beer joins a list of brews which, I feel, need no improvement whatsoever. Thus, a perfect score. On tap this is just a fabulous quaf. It has a creamy, smoky richness that makes a luscious dessert. seuinoz (276) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
very good in flavor and in taste.
not enough words to describe this awesome tasting beer TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Black Bavarian is a schwarzbier or "black beer" by style, and is one of the finest examples I have ever had the pleasure to taste. This style of beer originated in Eastern Germany, and it is a darker, roastier version of Munich Dunkles. This beer is just packed with lots of flavor, and being a lager, it is just so drinkable.
Sprecher Black Bavarian pours to an ebony color with a thick, tan, bubbly head, and a good bit of carbonation. When held to the light, this beer is really a beautiful dark ruby color. The nose on this beer is a joy. Aromas of roasted malt, sweet malt, and a touch of smoke flood the nose. The palate is just packed with malt flavors, lots of good sweet malt, a bit of roast, and a touch of coffee. This is a lager, so the body is very smooth and round. Black Bavarian finishes with a long, dry, roasty, finish that slightly lingers.
Without a doubt, this beer is one of the best I have ever tasted, and an all time favorite of mine. This beer goes great with German fare of course. I have matched it with grilled bratwurst, or grilled chicken. It also works very well with barbecue. Seek this beer out if you can find it, it is one of the few domestic examples of schwarzbier, and in my opinion, the best example on the market today.
JohanJ (1) - Lake Forest, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006 does not count
I dare someone to find a better version of this beer. If you do please let me know so that I may try some. My drink of choice but finding now that I relocated to So Cal has been difficult. oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Mind you when you find the best it is only the best till you have better. I have yet to have better. Again schwarzbeirs are my bread & butter but I rate for the style on each rating not personal favorites.
HOLY S***!!!!!! what a good beer & I cant even have it on draft! But it still lays waste to every black beer I have had, draft or otherwise.
I live in SC. & have a buddy in WI that brings it when he can.
A PERFECT example of what this style is all about!!
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - NOV 18, 2009 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 This beer is honestly an A+. Everything is just the way you want it to be. The aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel malt. The appearance is rich, dark, and intimidating. The taste isn’t as sweet as the nose though. It has a nice complex flavor. The palate on this beer is amazing. For such a rich and flavorful beer, Black Bavarian is very smooth. It finishes clean and doesn’t have that unnecessary bite some other schwartz beers have. The palate is creamier on tap than in the bottle. Overall, it is tough to beat, making it one of my top beers. BadgerSid (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
I think this is the Best beer brewed in Wisconsin, a Caramel/Coffee mix with chocolate Maltness, great with a steak and creamy like a great dessert!