Town Hall Bavarian Express Schwarzbier. 5.2% ABV. German black lager.
Dark brown, nearly black coloring, slim brown head.
In the nose: cocoa first, then coffee. Dark malts, little hops.
In the mouth: all the dark malt flavors: we've got cocoa and coffee, some ash, and anise. Lightly bittersweet. Tasty. Nice dark malts, nice flavors, good drinkability. Has everything I want in the flavor department. Bitterness remains there, but lightly, and the flavor is largely malt-derived.
I love a good schwarzbier, and this is one of them.