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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 27, 2012
A dark shwartz clone. Tanish white head with a thick coffee and roastie taste. A tinge of alcohol.


3.7
BeerInHeaven (479) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2017
pours opaque dark brown with a medium tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Rich malty taste with notes of black coffee. mild bittersweet finish and linger. Really good!

3.5
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Flanagan’s Appleton. Dark brown, large foamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of strong roasted malt and a bit of smoke. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, a bit of plum. Thin, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.

3.4
Aggiebob (1297) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle. Black with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate.

3.6
Gespuccian (144) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Nose is roast, some dark chocolate. Taste corresponds. Nice dark roast flavor. Almost coffee like. Slightly bitter, smooth mouthfeel. Very nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
akoeninger (775) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2016
On tap at The Old Fashioned. Opaque black tan head. Light roasty and spiced aroma. Lots of roast in the taste with almost cinnamon hints in the finish. Medium bodied

3.1
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark brown body with a tall, lasting light beige head. Scents of roasted malt and just a hint of biscuit and herbal hops. Flavors follow scents. Thinner flavors in the finish that I’m not sure if I want more or less.

3.5
Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft. Hazy brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee, toffee, dark fruit. Taste has cocoa, coffee, plums. Not bad.

4
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very roasty, lots of chocolate and caramel. Taste is very roasty, medium bodied, lots of chocolate and caramel. Really good.

3.2
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is close to black with a small tan head. Coffee grounds, chocolate, roasted malt, sweet. Finish is a bit acidic mixed with roast.

3.7
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft on tap at The Old Fashioned (Madison, WI). I love me some Titletown rates. Pours a deep blackish ruby hue, good haziness in the body but not opaque. Ruby glow shows dulled light on the bottom and edges. A frothy tannish head atop stays as a filmy layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas show gentle toastiness, biscuit and cocoa. Some toffee, gentle sweetness, mellow roast, faint kiss of dried fruit. Nice, neutral, and quite appealing. Initial is medium bodied, a bit creamy off the bat with cocoa and sweeter chocolate elements dancing in and out. Biscuits, gentle toast and caramel. Mellow roastiness starts to kick. Middle is toasty, biscuity, a bit creamy still. Quite drinkable, smooth as it goes down. Chocolate, bit of toffee. Not overly sweet but a firm body sits within. Some roastiness, bakers chocolate, and more sweet chocolate elements as we move on. Backend is toasty and biscuity, gentle roast and carmelized elements are distinct as we finish up with a more significant dry toasty feel, bit of creamy sweetness, caramel and cocoa. Really put together quite well. Finish is lingering cocoa, a touch of Tootsie roll, dry gentle roast and coffee grounds, bakers chocolate. Really nice Schwartz with a distinct flow, good rich flavors, creamy front end that moves to a more toasty and dry back. Nicely done here. Nose a touch subtle but I think that’s how it should be.


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