Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev +1.7%
Serving: Bottle into pilsner
Served: 2 August 2014
Appearance: Pours a deep brown-red color- almost black but you can definitely see the hints of deep copper red color at the bottom of the glass and around the edges. Pours with a two finger light-brown head that sticks around. Magnificent lacing.
Smell: Fresh and clean, crisp like you'd expect, with a soft assertion of roasted notes.
Taste: Really a great beer. Soft notes of dark chocolate and French-roast coffee on a medium-light body that softens the roasted notes. I really like the softening here- it maintains a lot of the roasted malt flavors without sacrificing body or flavor too much, unlike many common light, Irish dry stouts.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation makes this one somewhat silky on the tongue, but still with a nice hit of carbonation overall.
Overall: A marvelous beer- light in body and soft in flavor, but still immensely flavorful. Paired excellently with my slow-smoked ribs. A great beer and one that I would highly recommend. Could be a great beer as a soft introduction to roasted malt beers.
08-04-2014 00:25:14 | More by Beric
3.99/5 rDev -2%
Pours a dark brown with no light showing through except a ruby glow at the very bottom of the glass. Medium size tan head with good retention. Wispy patterns of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is outstanding. Stout like smells of chocolate and caramel malt. Big aroma for a lager, a lot more than a little roasted malt.
Taste is strong and delicious as well. The chocolate malt starats out strong, but eventually is absorbed into sweeter caramel malt. A touch of hoppiness in the taste but just for a little balance.
Mouthfell is rich and creamy. Does not seem like a typical Schwarzbier/Lager. It is crisp and refreshing but the rich malty profile is more like a Stout than a lager,
This is a tasty beer, fully deserving of the high rating it gets on BA.
07-30-2014 01:37:53 | More by JayQue
4.06/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle poured into a pilsner glass
Black, deep chocolate brown in color. No light passes through. Pours a 1/2 finger dense taupe foam cap.
Aroma of sweet malts.toffee,caramel, chocolate, coffee.
Sips sweetness on the front of the tongue. Toffee, raisins,coffee, chocolate.
Smooth , low carbonation . Whisper of bitterness at the end that quickly fades.
Highest rated beer in found in the cooler of an out of town beer dispensary. Good choice, repeatable. Good beer
07-17-2014 01:35:49 | More by WunderLlama
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Sampling right now on 7/10/14. Comes in a nice 16 ounce bottle. Contains right at 6% ABV as written on the side of the label. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 16 ounce 'Texas Boot' glass.
Pours very dark reddish-brown, almost black really, with about a 1-finger beige head that lasts a long time with some spotty lacing seen around the glass. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malt for the most part. The taste has more going on with toffee, caramel, molasses with light coffee. Lots of flavors going on but not overwhelming like some others. Smooth taste with just a very slight bitterness at the end that didn't linger. Overall very pleasing. I like this one.
07-10-2014 23:08:27 | More by BeerWithMike
Black Bavarian from Sprecher Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.