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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of the first dark beers that Widmer has made. A true Swartz bier. Hints of coffee and roast notes balance the right amount of hops.<br /><br />Widmers offers up this porter of Perle & Tettnanger hops and Chocolate, Caramel, Black and Roasted malt as well as malted wheat and Altbier yeast. Unique aroma like coffee/chocolate and beer blended together.<br />

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3.9
gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2017
From old tasting notes. Translucent black, brown color. Creamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma. Tasty roasted malt flavor hints at chocolate and coffee. Dryish hop finish.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20487) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, 08/11/14. Light black topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is lightly roasted malt, cocoa rub, faint spice, earthy, raisens. Taste comprises dark malts, toffee fudge, cocoa powder, brown bread, trace of liquorice, dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent flavoursome schwarz.

3.8
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Black pour, tan head persists, little bit o adhesion, lots of roasty-toasty goodness...could be a stout, aroma gives it away a little, though. Tasty schwarz. Lots of dirty tastes, I like to get down like that. Sessionable, barely. I’d prolly get a gnarly hangover after 3 or 4. Both different and better than most I’ve had of the style.

3.2
maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Widmer Brothers Gasthaus. Coffee aroma, with light chocolate and a touch of smokiness. Dark brown color with ruby highlights, tan head. Coffee, dark fruit, earthy. A bit of rude alcohol intrudes in mid palate. Finish is warm and sweet, with a little carb jump. Medium body and creamy. Nice enough, but a bit muddled. Like a coffee candy.

3.4
mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Widmer, pours an amber-tinged dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted nuts, some roast, and dry cocoa powder. Flavour is very pleasant, with notes of cocoa powder upfront, followed by a touch of roast. Smooth and drinkable with everything in balance. Nice stuff.

3
BREWMUSKCLES (2731) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
expresso coffee husk roast and smooth with a good substantial malt flavor. moderate rice like body in this cloudy old bottle. bitter foam and finish and a touch of butterscotch.

3.7
hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
From a draft pour at the Widmer brewpub in Portland, Oregon, this came a very dark brown with a medium tan head and thick lacing. Nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Very rich and creamy mouthfeel feels like oil on the tongue. The flavor is lightly bitter with lots of chocolate malts and coffee flavors. Bitter finish. Excellent stuff.

3.4
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown body, close to black with a soft ruby color at the edges of the glass. Smooth beige head. Soft roastiness up front, bitter chocolate with a strong hop finish for the style. On the higher carbonation side, I prefer some of the softer smoother bodied versions, but overall this was still nice.

3.5
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
On tap at Widmer Gasthaus in Portland, OR--Deep, dark black-brown and roasty with a small beige head. Very thick for a schwartz beer. Very enjoyable. Chocolate and malt notes danced on my tongue and warmed my gut. Very nice.

2.6
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/12/1996
Source: Brewfest, Newport, OR

very dark brown, scant head, lots of roasted chocolate flavor, just a touch of malt bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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