Chocolate and Cherry? This has the potential to be oh-so-bad, holy crap is it good though! This beer (according to the bottle) is based on the desserts from black forest part of Germany, while i can’t speak to that i can say i prefer this beer to most of the desserts i’ve had. Pouring it gives off a red wine or distilled fruit smell that’s very pleasant. In fact at a engagement party I attended over the summer I had the opportunity to taste some distilled cherry liquor and the smell was similar and equally delicious. Off the nose i was treated to a sweet tart fast easily identified as cherries. Although sweetness is part of the flavour profile it is not overbearing (nor should it be in my opinion). Schwarzwald finished with some tartness and a hint of chocolate. The ABV of 9% (chicka chicka yea (Superbad reference) is entirely hidden by the flavour of the beer.
None of these flavours are bigger than the team so to speak, and they work in concert to give a satisfying complexed none-traditional flavour. Hey Parallel 49 can i buy this in bombers?
MYSTERY GIFT DAY 1- Parallel 49 Schwarzwald- 4/5
I will be reviewing each and everyone of the daily Parallel 49 & Central City Brewing Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown. So jump on board, follow along and even contribute your thoughts!