RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
We spent a long night of brainstorming, around a few pints, to create a beer suitable to big our good friends adieu. We found that Reprieve Schwarzbier is the Artisan lager for the job. This black beer is a Bohemian Pilsner gone dark. German malts, noble hops, and lager yeast combine for our take on this traditional beer style. Though they may be moving on, we wont let the lights go dark.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
bottled, thanks to mora2000, pours a walnut color with soapy white foam, nuts and chocolate aromas , flavors are similar chocolate milk, cashew, almonds, roasty good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2011
On tap: The aroma is s light combination of chocolate and faint roasted grains. Its a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a two finger khaki head with good retention and leaves some nice laced rings behind. The flavor starts with light-moderate chocolate. There is a hint of fruitiness in the background. The finish has done light roasted grains and a hint of smoke and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
I believe Pawola22 sent me this bottle. Dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate, milk and cocoa. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of chocolate and powdered cocoa character as well as some roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2011
22oz bottle from Chicago. Pours clear brown-black with thin brown head. Nose is sour lagering, light grainy malting. Pretty good example of dark lager, probably better than general Eastern European versions. Tart lager yeasting, roasty finish. Juicy but a bit light at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5337) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
bottle thanks to mora2000. deep brown almost black pour with a cream head. nose is roasted alts, chocolate, and faint coffee. flavors are heavy on the roasted malts, light coffee, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Bottle shared with RB/BA folk... Poure dark brown, near black with a khaki head. Light body, some moderate yeast flavors with a decent amount of roast, and nutty malt tones. Cocoa, dark sugars and caramel, hazelnuts, and a moderate hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (4082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Nice brown color and a thick head. Slight grain husk pilsnery smell. A bit unbalanced toward metallic bitterness and somewhat flat on the palate. Not the best example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
Very dark brown, almost black, pour with cream colored, thick head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, oreo cookies, cocoa. Light hop presence. Flavor is mildly sweet, slight roast, good chocolate presence. Very mild hop bitterness, maybe a touch of lactic sweetness. The hop character in this beer falls towards grassy and leafy, slightly earthy. Sweetness gets a bit distracting. Wish it were drier. Mouthfeel is nice, full, with nice lively carbonation. FInishes with a mild grassy hop note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2011
22oz bottle 5/12/11 (Binnys Downers Grove)-46 in Lager Glass-Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of burnt malt, chocolate, and slight smoke. Taste of the same with some caramel and chocolate. This medium to full bodied brew is not bad but I am not a fan of this style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2011
dark brown with a blood red hue, a big tan head, good retention... nose is just wrong, peanut butter and smoke, a little caramel too, plain weird... taste is utter garbage, skunky smoke, ash, bitter coffee, gross... wateresque mouthfeel... this is a total fail, no surprise being another Two Brothers

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