Cascadian Schwarzbier - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours dark brown with a tan foam head.
Nice roasted malt notes, with some resinous pine in the nose.
A good dark roasted malt note up front, with coffee and even a touch of dark cocoa powder. This is pushed aside by some stung hop presence, pine cone dominant. The brew dries out, with bitter notes from the malt and the hops. Good balance here, with some length the hop finish.
Medium bodied with good carbonation. Might be lighter than it seems.
Overall, my first taste of this brewer, and I liked the twist on the style. The hop-driven brew, with a good sized kick of abnormal alcohol made this one unique and enjoyable. Clearly not an ale, but has a lot of characteristics of a black IPA. I actually like this better. Very worth a try.
03-03-2012 00:33:48 | More by OtherShoe2
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store, poured into an Abandon Brewing tulip.
Pours dark black with a 2 inch head fluffy head that recedes quickly, to a film on top of the beer. Leaves sheets of lacing down the glass.
Strong aromas of resinous pine and roasted malt. I could keep my nose in this forever, seriously baller.
The flavor is great- on one sip you'll get dank, earthy, resinous pine sap and needles, with mild citrus on the front end, with dark roasted, almost burnt malt, coffee grounds, and smokey ash on the back end, then the next sip the dark malt will be up front with the hops in the back. Very interesting drinking experience.
Full creamy body, medium to thick mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Lingering bitterness stays in the back of your throat throughout. No present alcohol taste.
Another winner from Jack's Abby. It's getting to be where I can buy anything from them and expect it to be great.
03-27-2014 12:33:53 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.23/5 rDev +5%
.5 liter bottle (16oz). Bottle date: Feb. 2012. Poured into small Victory tulip.
A: Pours a deep brown color. Looks close to black actually. Finger of tight bubbled tan head. Some nice lacing bits on the glass. I see some alcohol feet.
S: I definitely pull a lot of piney, resinous hops initally. Digging in a little further, I get some of those chocolate and roast notes. Not getting much of the citrus that is labeled on the bottle. Maybe some mild grapefruitiness.
T: That is a smooth brew. Really nice brew. Up front I get some mild piney hop bitterness. But this then smoothes into a creamy chocolately roasty sip mid mouth. It's actually pretty refreshing, dispite the appearance. On the finish, you get a little linger of that roast chocolate flavor. But it's fairly crisp and leaves you wanting to drink more.
M: It's a medium bodied beer. Nice creamy mouth coating.
O: Really impressed with this black "lager". I definitely want to try more of their products.
03-10-2012 22:40:42 | More by inlimbo77
4.26/5 rDev +5.7%
The beer comes in a dark brown black color with some dark red coming through in the light with a huge beige fluffy head.
The aroma has big robust roasted coffee in the front, a prominent lager yeast, bittersweet chocolate, a resinous pine and leafy green hop.
The flavor follows with that pine throughout along with tea leaves, leafy hops with almost a mint quality, then roasted coffee, cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, then onto a beautiful combination on the finish of piney hops, roasted drying, and a caramel sweetness. There’s also that classic lager yeast flavor throughout.
A really well crafted beer and absolutely delicious. Another incredible brew from Jack’s Abby.
04-13-2014 04:44:43 | More by dar482
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Cascadian Schwarzbier pours black into the glass with a big, frothy light tan head on top. The foam fades slowly down to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind some spots and lines of lace on the glass.
The aroma is a nice combination of hoppy pine and citrus notes blended with smoke, chocolate and roasted malt.
Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and watery on the palate with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is nicely balanced between roasted and chocolate malt, smoke and bitter hop flavors of pine and citrus. It finishes dry with lingering pine and roasted notes when gone.
A very tasty and fairly well balanced beer, however I found the body to be a little thin.
04-01-2012 20:52:22 | More by WanderingFool
3.94/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to jaasen64 for hooking me up!
Pours a creamy black with a nice foamy beige head.
The smell is excellent, picking up a cocoa aspect from the dark malt and some nice tingly hop aromas.
Taste is a little different from the smell. Large amounts of roasty flvaors with a definite lingering dry cocoa powder taste/feel. Hops come in on the mid-palate, a nice counterpoint to the roast, but then get lost in that cocoa flavor on the back end.
Mouthfeel is great, nice and thick.
Overall, definitely a solid beer. Tasted blind, I would have guesses this was an american porter. Would have liked to see the hop presence kicked up a touch more, but a very solid overall brew.
05-10-2013 14:29:14 | More by thebigredone
Cascadian Schwarzbier from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.