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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This German-style black lager has a rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, and toasted malt, medium-full body, and a roasty yet smooth finish. Bronze medalist in the Great American Beer Festival.
2011 vintage: 5.5% abv

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3.9
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 23, 2013
Had a sample as part of the epic 14-beer sample flight at the brewpub. I don’t normally like schwarzbier, but this was very good. It didn’t have much of what I don’t like (smoke), and was fruitier than average (they were low on time, so they fermented it as an ale). Refreshing.

3.1
gnoff (11100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, pop-corn scent. Sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.3
Slegar (26) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Light roasty, slight hop bitterness. Thin but not too thin. Once it warms a bit chocolate comes thru. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
wilnatp (718) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
TAP at Titletown. Pour is black. Aroma of subtle coffee, chocolate, and malt. Taste is a bit sweet. Medium body. One of the better beers on their line-up.

3.7
whitebear (41) - - APR 27, 2012
A dark shwartz clone. Tanish white head with a thick coffee and roastie taste. A tinge of alcohol.

3.6
DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Very clever name for this tasty schwarzbier! Pours a deep black and has a nice roasty aroma and flavor to it.

3
arkurzynski (2461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at the Old Fashioned. Dark brown/black. Light coffee/roasted malt, soft Munich-type malts, brown sugar, and toffee. Flavor is a slightly acidic roast-type flavor that doesn’t round out well. Fairly light on the palate with trailing mild roast finish.

3.4
Madtown1 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the Malthouse here in Madison...the color was dark brown, almost black/brown. The head was off white and reduced rather quickly to a ring and film, but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was roasted coffee and some chocolate notes too a lesser degree. The flavor was a smooth malt, a bit of sweetness, and mild bitterness coupled with a moderate roasty dry finish.

3.8
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Dark black/brown pour in sampler glass. Nice aroma of coffee and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate flavors with a smooth finish. One of my favorites from my visit to Titletown.

3
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Thirsty Troll Beer Fest. Pour is deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate and moderately roasted coffee beans. Flavor shows sweet caramel with more roasted presence and a touch of earthy hops. Pretty much no smoke to be found. As it warms there seems to be a hint of smoke, but it’s so faint that I could be imagining it. This was served way too cold and doesn’t much remind me of a schwarz, more like a thin porter.


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