Black Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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331 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Schwartz Bier

Added by on 07-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of beerrat
4.88/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Another great beer from devils backbone.

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Photo of Austin_Hull
4.86/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Easily my favorite beer of all time. Drinks smoothly, and finishes with an excellent aftertaste. Highly recommend

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4.81/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.78/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leocolgan
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome "not a porter, not a stout" schwartz beer. Smooth and creamy.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Almost black body with a smallish tan head which disappeared quickly but left a ring of lacing. Malty aroma with hints of Coffee and something charred, perhaps the lingering remains of tobacco in an old pipe. Light to medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable. No overpowering bitterness. I like this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jimmys
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. boned on MAR 11 2013. also, my label states this as a 5.1%ABV brew...

A: a rich brown hued body. dark, but opaque around the edges. head is a light brown and fairly frothy. retention is good.

S: a sizeable roasted malt aroma. chocolate as well. lots of both. smooth and inviting. reminds me a bit of a dry irish stout.

T: sweet, roasty, and fucking smooooth. the nature of this roast gives an impression of bacon at times. plenty of roast, mild sweet chocolate. actually as the sip continues this is all about the roast. that and a very smooth. I cant taste any fermentation flavors, but can tell this was fermented nice and cool as any goofy ale notes are masked.

M: average, fizzy carb on a medium flavored body.

D: a really awesome example of a Schwarz. brewed and packaged as intended. well-done guys. pick some up if given the opportunity.

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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Black Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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