Schwartz Bier - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kegatron:
3.94/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours black with a sturdy light mocha head that rings the sides with rich swathes of lace. Smells floral and green with citric hops. This blends in with a combo of cocoa powder and some sweeter toffee flavors, while a firm roastiness shores up the back. The taste is similar, with a smooth blend of cocoa, caramel, dark malts and a crisp citric bite that leaves a touch of bitterness and roast in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a clean and tight feel all around. Flavorful and very drinkable, this is one of the better Schwartzbiers I’ve had lately.
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2013 19:21:25 | More by Kegatron
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a single from Downtown Wine & Gourmet while visiting in Harrisonburg back in late September for $1.79. "Boned On" 3-8-13. Been residing in my beer fridge since late September.
Beer poured black with a decent tan head that is hanging around.
Nose is roasted malts and a hint of cocoa.
Taste is roasty with some cocoa.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lager smoothness in the end.
Overall this is a well done Schwartz style. This must be very good when fresh. Give it a shot if you come across it!
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 22:58:27 | More by arizcards
2.91/5 rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a standard shaker pint.
Appearance: Very dark, basically black. Sports a 2 inch tan head. A great deal of carbonation on the sides. Leaves attractive concentric rings around the glass.
Smell: Sweet toffee. I'd even say it has a sugary pastry smell, like a hot cross bun. Chocolate is there, as well as a slight amount of coffee.
Taste: Chocolate malt, with very little coffee bitterness. There's a bit of toast here and dark fruit, but frankly, these are being drowned out. A strong metallic flavor appears quickly, and when combined with the heavy carbonation, it's tasting a bit like a cola soda. Very unappealing, and it's leaving a citric acid aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Very thin.
Overall: Not sure if the metallic cola taste is an undesired element or not, but the end result is a brackish lager that has limited appeal.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 00:35:19 | More by Cyrion
Schwartz Bier from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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