Now back to the beer...
|Yup, that's a Sierra Nevada glass|
Taste - Immediate caramel sweetness on the tongue. A hint of chocolate with a lingering bitterness. Hop bitterness is a little hard to find.
Mouthfeel - Light in body, crisp with prickly carbonation.
Overall, a pretty good representation of the style. Not quite Köstritzer, the original schwarzbier, but I'd give Xingu maybe 4 out 5 stars. This would be a great intro to dark beers for someone that's not quite into stouts yet.
Stay tuned for some cooking with beer!