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Batch Brew 09 - The Black Lager

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Brewed at Oakleaf

Style: Schwarzbier
Winchester, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Almost black in colour, smooth yet flavoursome with a little more body than traditional lagers. Malty but without any bitterness, and quite dry. Try a Batch 9 today, and Love Beer Again. Smooth, black lager Our flagship beer Black, but not in taste Malty but without bitterness


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
24th February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light and dry and a little crisp. Smooth and light dark malts. A little cream. Dry. Minerals. Not much hop here. Dry finish. Simple, suppable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle AlesbyMail. Pours a thickish dark black with a tan head. Smoky mslt palate with a full rich flavour; red berries, some brown sugar at the back, also cough medicine and leather. Short; dry finish. Really well made anfd interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma with a touch of roast, Taste is dry dark malty, very subtle sweetness, cautious hints of roast and chocolate; very smooth, silk palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
500ml bottle. Near black with ruby glints. Nice creamy head on it. Great aroma out of the bottle. Powerful dark, ashy roast with chocolate and vanilla notes, plus faint forest twigs and embers in the background. Tastes much the same but a bit softer and less complex. Dry, smokey and roasty with vanilla and faint hints of fruit. A top notch creation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2012
500ml bottle from Ales by Mail

BBE 05/01/2013 - Pours dark brown, almost black with a small bubbly head. Aroma of toasted malts, hints of roastiness, chocolate, coffee and smoke. Taste is malty, slightly toasty with some notes of roastiness, chocolate, ash and toffee. Finish is sweetish and malty with some notes of licorice, ash and roastiness. Okay, quite malty and sweet schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted, ash, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120812]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is nutty, mild roast, ashes and some liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet toffee, caramel, some ashes and mild smoked wet wooden not.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2012
bottle at jens ... deep black ... thick tan head ... colapses to thin lacing ... deep chocolate malts ... hint of sourness on nose ... deep roast ... light chocolate malt ... dark malts ... low carbonation (considering it big foam on pour) ... thin but not too thin mouthfeel ... all round pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4454) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
50cl bottle from Toscanaccio, Winchester. Pitch black with a ring of beige head - looking as much like a stout as it’s possible to look without being a stout; sweet chocolate malt aroma; velvety smooth and soft in the mouth with a deeply malty taste - sweet, lactic and chocolately; before a light twang of bitterness from the hops and a thin, dry, finish. This is very nice, but it’s hard to define the style - seems too sweet to be a Schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle from the rockstone, southampton Perfect carbonation, pours dark brown-black with sizable off-white head. Chocolate notes on the nose. Filling mouth feel with chocolate, coffee and a sweet finish.


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