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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
 662  3.76 Find
2Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager 
Green Flash Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 59  3.75 Find
3Sprecher Black Bavarian 
Sprecher Brewing Company
Glendale, Wisconsin
 786  3.72 Find
4Garrison Black Lager 
Garrison Brewing Company
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 33  3.7 Find
5Beaus Dark Helmüt 
Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Ontario
 64  3.7 Find
6Jack’s Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 102  3.69 Find
7Heater Allen Schwarz 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 54  3.67 Find
8Port Brewing Midnight Expression Lager (Moon Lit Sessions) 
Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 584  3.67 Find
9Moonlight Death and Taxes 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Fulton, California
 235  3.66 Find
10Cigar City Ligero Black Lager 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 77  3.65 Find
11Grand Teton 5 O’Clock Shadow 
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Victor, Idaho
 80  3.64 Find
12Short’s Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 260  3.64 Find
13Moonlight Bony Fingers Black Lager 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Fulton, California
 47  3.63 Find
14Short’s Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 173  3.6 Find
15North By Northwest Blackjack Ale  
North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery
Austin, Texas
 59  3.6 Find
16Rogue Skullsplitter 
Rogue Ales
Newport, Oregon
 109  3.58 Find
17The Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier 
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Farmville, North Carolina
 318  3.57 Find
18Jack’s Abby / Evil Twin Jack’s Evil Brew 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 60  3.57 Find
19Burleigh Black Giraffe 
Burleigh Brewing Company
Burleigh Heads, Australia
 58  3.57 Find
20Calumet Total Eclipse 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery
Chilton, Wisconsin
 32  3.56 Find
21Great Raft Reasonably Corrupt Schwarzbier 
Great Raft Brewing
Shreveport, Louisiana
 15  3.56 Find
22Eisgrub Schwarzbier 
Mainz, Germany
 15  3.55 Find
23Three Floyds Das Kleine Schwarz Einhorn 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 78  3.54 Find
24Base Camp Celestial Meridian Cascadian Dark Lager 
Base Camp Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon
 39  3.54 Find
25Westbrook Dark Helmet 
Westbrook Brewing
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
 151  3.54 Find


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