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Dark brown to black. Medium body. Roasted malt evident. Low sweetness in aroma and flavor. Low to medium bitterness. Low bitterness from roast malt. Hop flavor and aroma, "noble-type" OK. No fruitiness, esters.

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1Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager  
Rogue Ales
Newport, Oregon
 655  3.76 Find
2Sprecher Black Bavarian 
Sprecher Brewing Company
Glendale, Wisconsin
 775  3.72 Find
3Jack’s Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 93  3.71 Find
4Garrison Black Lager 
Garrison Brewing Company
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 33  3.7 Find
5Port Brewing Midnight Expression Lager (Moon Lit Sessions) 
Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 578  3.67 Find
6Moonlight Death and Taxes 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Fulton, California
 227  3.64 Find
7Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager 
Green Flash Brewing Co.
San Diego, California
 39  3.64 Find
8Moonlight Bony Fingers Black Lager 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Fulton, California
 46  3.63 Find
9Beaus Dark Helmüt 
Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Ontario
 54  3.63 Find
10Cigar City Ligero Black Lager 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 70  3.63 Find
11Short’s Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 252  3.62 Find
12Heater Allen Schwarz 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 47  3.61 Find
13Thirsty Dog Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager 
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Akron, Ohio
 50  3.59 Find
14Rogue Skullsplitter 
Rogue Ales
Newport, Oregon
 109  3.58 Find
15North By Northwest Blackjack Ale  
North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery
Austin, Texas
 58  3.57 Find
16Short’s Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 162  3.57 Find
17Calumet Total Eclipse 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery
Chilton, Wisconsin
 32  3.56 Find
18The Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier 
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Farmville, North Carolina
 306  3.56 Find
19Jack’s Abby / Evil Twin Jack’s Evil Brew 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 58  3.53 Find
20Burleigh Black Giraffe 
Burleigh Brewing Company
Burleigh Heads, Australia
 55  3.52 Find
21Jämtlands Heaven 
Jämtlands Bryggeri
Pilgrimstad, Sweden
 141  3.52 Find
22Three Floyds Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 71  3.52 Find
23Westbrook Dark Helmet 
Westbrook Brewing
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
 127  3.51 Find
Brasseurs RJ
Montreal, Quebec
 62  3.51 Find
25Ödmans Mörk Lager 
Pannrummet Kök & Bar
Göteborg, Sweden
 20  3.51 Find


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