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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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136 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by MasterSki on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,425
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
136
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 20
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color.

Roasted malts with some coffee notes. Smokey with bacon flavors. Some chocolate and caramel.

Medium bodied. Dry and roasted feel.

Decent, but it's tough to drink a lot of this one.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smoke. Draight Firkin October 27, 2017.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry 3 Floyds - I'm not over rating this disappointment.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mynie
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasty, malt, mild coffee, nice balance, under appreciated style.

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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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