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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ever seen a unicorn? How about a baby German one that’s not white, but black? Well now is your chance to let one merrily prance across your pallet. This black German-style session lager is refreshing, crisp and mystically intriguing with its maltiness.

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3.9
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was nice lightly roasted malts, lighter grassy hops and light smoke. flavor was much the same, a great mellow schwartz, nothing intense, but incredibly smooth and well crafted. Great blend of dry light roast, smoke and delicate hops.

3.7
demmbonz (784) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tap at the source. Malt and bread aroma. Some sweetness. Toasty and smooth. A nice schwarz.

3.8
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Aroma: touch of chocolate and roast, some bread, slight sweetness. Pours black, brown head dissipates to a lasting ring. Clean roast and light chocolate flavors, a hint of coffee, low bitterness, excellent balance. Medium body and carbonation. Nice example of the style.

3.5
Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Tap. Poured clear black color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium flavor of toasted sweet malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.

3.7
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth, lightly sweetened malts with a nice roast backing and a mild chocolate. Touches of dark fruit, grain, and caramel. Flavor is similar. Smooth, lightly sweetened malts with some chocolate and a light caramel. Medium-light roast backing with touches of dark fruits and grains. Finishes smooth and somewhat dry with a light roast and earthy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice schwarzbier. Very clean, lightly roasted, and well balanced with a smooth chocolate backing. Solid.

3.9
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at 3 floyds..pours black... brown head.... chocolate aroma. awesome stuffs ..very easy drunking with s nice finish

3.8
rxeight (3332) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft @ pub. "The small black unicorn." Dark black, small tan head. Lots of roasted malts in this one. Mostly roasted. This has all the aromas and tastes of a good porter or stout. But not heavy, so very drinkable. Would be a great summertime dark beer. Overall very good. By far the best lager I’ve ever had.

3.6
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a bit of tan foamy head that dissipates quickly. Smell is mostly malts, especially roasted with a tiny bit of hops. Palate is light bodied with great carbonation, really spot on. Taste is sweet at first but quickly opens to a nice roasty flavour that lingers for a long while with a bit of bitterness, very well balanced.

3.6
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. A very dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. Roasted nose with cold coffee and some notes of dried fruits. Caramel too. The flavor is mostly on the roasted side, with cold coffee, some chocolate and dried fruits. Smooth on the palate, with pleasant carbonation. A little bitterness showing up towards the end. A nice beer indeed, but quite far from the average German scwharzbier, not that it matters. 120511

3.9
Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours brown with a light, beige foam head. Strong dirt nose with hints of cocoa. Very nice flavor, medium sweet with a pleasant, dry chocolate character. Moderately roasty with some dirt and earthy hops, and a bit of charred wood. Light milk chocolate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Light dry and roasty finish, some more dirt, subtle coffee, dry cocoa, a bit of milk chocolate. Excellent schwarzbier.


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