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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn
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very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ever seen a unicorn? How about a baby German one that's not white, but black? Well now is your chance to let one merrily prance across your pallet. This black German-style session lager is refreshing, crisp and mystically intriguing with its maltiness.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-17-2012)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

spycow, Jan 11, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hopleaf. Standard pint glass.

A - A light tan foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lacework. Dark brown body.

S - A great combination of roasted malts, chocolate, yeasty bread, and sugary sweetness. Perhaps a touch of nuttiness. Potent aroma, particularly for only 5.5%. Reminds me a little of Moonlight Death & Taxes.

T - The taste quite similar to the aroma, but there's a touch of chalkiness in the finish that detracts from the enjoyable melange of roast, cocoa, sugar, and bread. There's a low level of roast bitterness that lingers.

M - Dry and roasty texture, medium body, moderate carbonation, and a chewy and mildly sticky finish.

D - I found this to be a stronger offering than 3 Floyds' previous schwarzbier (Ich Bin Schwartz Genüg Für Dich?). I had no problem putting down a pint of this one, and it's a beer I'd happily return to during the course of an evening out.

MasterSki, Jan 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Einhorn...or black unicorn is a very nice marzen style beer. The beer poured a nearly opaque black with what light coming through being a reddish hue. There is a white head that is leaving sa lace. The scent and taste carry a fire place like smoke/roast. Almost can be described like burnt pop corn. There is also dark chocolate and maybe a hint of marrichano (sp?) Cherry. Mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great marzen.

WoodBrew, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewpub. This arrived a very, very dark brown with a one finger soapy head. The aroma consists of smooth and mellow malt sweetness with an ever so slight roast and a touch of minty spice. The flavors are of light chocolate, grains, light roast, and cream. It is exceptionally smooth and sessionable. I really like it. It's definitely a beer you could drink for awhile. Excellent schwarzbier.

aasher, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of mynie
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours standard for a Schwarz, very dark ruby, nearly opaque, with a nice little wisp of a white head.

Smells surprisingly light--nodes of big, burnt malt rub up against some chocoaltely sweetness. It's a nice balance, but pretty standard and faint.

Tastes much bigger and more adventurous. Starts dry and ashen with big, bitter nodes of dark roasted barley. This moves into a warmer, lightly sweeter middle which veers gorgeously into a medium hoppy finish and a wonderful aftertaste of ash and peat. Excellent balance all throughout.

mynie, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

smartassboiler, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Florida9, Mar 11, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Swung by the brew house for some beer and good times (success in both accounts). Be arrived in a Stein. Poured black as night with reasonable head streaky lacing at best. Nose is spot on. heavily rotated smoked malt, the peat is there but dialed back quite a bit. The flavor is also spot on. One if the best smoked beers i have ever had. Light and easy drinking and not polarizing at all. Just wonderful.

cosmicevan, Oct 22, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at FFF.

A - Pours a darker brown color, off-white head, thin ring, spotty lace.

S - Very malt-forward, nice toasted bread notes, light caramel, brown sugar. Really nice malty sweetness and light toasted notes...quite excellent.

T - Similar to the taste. Excellent sweet maltiness, brown sugars, light caramel, toasted breads. A nice mildly sweet lager, nice malt-backbone. Finish is sweet with an ever-so-light touch of bitterness, perhaps more dark chocolate then anything.

M - Light, good carbonation, smooth and refreshing, clean finish.

O - Another excellent German larger from FFF. Almost more of a traditional take on the style, with less hops then I would expect. When all is said and done, I really enjoyed this beer and would have it often when at FFF. Recommend.

Sean9689, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 10, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Hopleaf.

A: stout like appearance, jet black with shades of brown, velvety brown head, mild lace

S: deep roasted malts, bold coffee, lager yeast, hints of cocoa

T: nice roasty coffee flavors, lots of bitter chocolate, mild hop character, great full flavored lager

Mf: nice body, smooth texture, medium carbonation

O: nice representation of style, tons of flavor, easy drinking.

homebrew311, Feb 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ADTaber, May 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

thewimperoo, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

AleWatcher, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mpayne5, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

thebigredone, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

cadaugherty, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BeerBucks, Oct 01, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the 3F brewpub. Poured into a dimpled mug.

A- Pours a dark brown with a finger of creamy light tan head.

S- Big malt bomb. Lots of toasty, slightly burnt bread, maybe some chocolate and sugar, I'm definitely getting some hazelnut.

T- In the same vein as the nose, lots of smokey, sweet roasted malts, some more nut flavor. Finishes semi-sweet with mild bitterness. I'm also picking up on a slightly buttery flavor (diacetyl?) like a piece of charred buttery toast.

M- Light to medium bodied, good carbonation, mostly clean finish but leaves a bit of malt texture on the palate.

O- A pretty tasty beer, the malts are huge and very complex. This is definitely worth a shot if you stop by the brewpub.

WillCarrera, Jan 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jschott75, Mar 01, 2014
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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
89 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.