RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
If it isn’t the little black unicorn. A hell of a black IPA, I had this at Three Floyd’s in Munster in a dimpled mug. Crisp, fresh, and fascinating blend of hops, malt, toasted and spiced flavors. A great beer, er, bier.

crossovert (14146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Draft. Dark brown pour. This is a black ipl. Whatever noble hop prob tett they over did it. Tastes kinda like roasty chocolate orwnge juice. Its not terrible but nowhere close to style guidlines.

JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Pour in a dimpled mug at the brewpub on 8/20/17. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, light berry and lager yeast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with roastiness before a slight blueberry finish.

jcr (2785) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft. Brown body with red highlights. Tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Roast and caramel in the taste, but also a metallic aftertaste.

miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Schwarzbir. うすいポータ&

Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draft: Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Earthy, lactic, "brown" aroma.... Rich, oddly woody/earthy chocolate malt taste... It’s just...different...the whole package... Put me in mind of rich dirt, but in a good way....like the aroma, the flavour is best described as "brown".... Liked it.

arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewpub, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, cocoa, some caramel into a bit of yeast, bread, some toast with a touch of grass. Taste was a mix of grass, earth, some yeast into toast, roast, some cocoa, touch of grain, finishing slightly roasted, slightly sweet.

DuffMan (10773) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
On tap @ the brewpub. Dark brown, copper highlights. Chocolate, dark roast, and grains, a touch of coffee. Spot-on for style.

shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft. Herbal woody chocolate malt aroma. Black with small tan head. Sweet earthy lactic chocolate malt flavor. Decent body. Good - a very unique schwarzbier.

b3shine (9281) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks good; a lightly translucent very dark dull cola with foamy lighter beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and mild notes of roast and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium-bodied mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Draft. Black pour, tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma/ taste is chocolate, roast, ice cream, coffee. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish.

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