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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean.

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3.5
yespr (45869) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at American Flatbread. Dark roasted malty and slight breadish aroma. Dark roasted malty and breadish. Lingering dark malty and bitter. Roasted malty finish.

3.7
j12601 (12680) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby brown to black with a medium sized beige head. Roast, toast, and chocolate on the nose. Roast, toast, smooth chocolate and cocoa. Quite smooth, nice cocoa and chocolate on the finish. Very tasty stuff.

3.4
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Draft at Blind Tiger for Vermont event. Dark brune pour with some tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma tones. Dark flavors finish with a bit of sweetness, does have some lager tones in the flavor.

3.6
Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: bottle 12 oz
Aroma: roasted dark malts, soft Dunkel like vibe you see in Czech Tmaves. Nice straight clean woody feel, hints of raisin and molasses. 7+
Appearance :
Top: medium tanned, mocha like cap. Some lace and rings on glass.
Base: brown of unknown opacity.
Palate : medium plus bodied, soft sides, slightly chalky.
Taste: mild smoke, molasses. It has feel of smoked dunkel. Very clean work. Mild top end of hops.
other notes not a Schwartz per se yet enjoyable dark lager for sure.

3.7
AirForceHops (7334) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown / black with thin white head. Aroma shows coffee, caramel, burnt grain.

Flavor is spot on for the style. Molasses / caramel base that gives some mild sweetness. Mild nuances of chocolate. The finish has a burnt grain and very light smoky hint. Traces of yeast. The carbonation is moderate with a chalky / smoky grain texture. Easy to drink. This is rather nice.

3.5
mansquito (6514) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Trapp Family Lodge: Pours a black color with a beige head. Aroma is all smoky, roasty, and chocolatey. Taste is much on the same level. I liked the smoke flavors, but they were certainly not dominant. Roasted malt and chocolate made definite appearances. Well-balanced throughout. This was easily the best beer I got from the sampler.

3.5
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
In short: A clean dark beer with plenty of roasted cake malts. Nice session beer.
How: Tap at Flatbread, Burlington VT
The look: Clear mahogany body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose of fresh black cake. Taste is toasted cake malts, some black chocolate, some toasted nuts, some raisins and a bit of caramel to tie it all together. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel to go along with the cake theme. With the roasted malts being so upfront I would not have been able to tell if it was a stout or a Schwarzbier (not a bad thing, just an observation). Overall a very enjoyable clean session beer. This was a well balanced pint. Which is pretty useless because there are never any earthquakes in Vermont.

4
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one and a half foamy off-white to tan head. Light foamy lacing stuck around the sides of the glass nicely. The smell started with a delicate amount of sweet milk chocolate sliding into a graceful smokiness. Light roasty edges balance it out. The taste was semi-sweet and roasty initially bringing in the smoke to balance. Light bready/yeastiness flows nicely into the grand scheme of things. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a nice score of level maltiness sliding over my tongue. Overall, really nice schwarzbier ranging close to the "rauchbier" style.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draft, very milky and lactosy, no hops at all, ok I guess sweetish, cuties are for kids

3.6
thornecb (5949) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate covered caramel upfront turning to mildly smoky roasted nuts and espresso in the medium length finish.


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