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Bend Black Diamond Dark Lager

Bend Black Diamond Dark Lager
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Roasted flavor with a slight sweetness, light finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Light coffee nose. Dark translucent brown color. Mild coffee and choco in initial / mid is much the same. Flavor don’t expand or change much throughout. Thin-medium body. Very light overall. Okay.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
Lightly bready notes aroma and also in the flavor. Pours black in color. Notes: GABF ’09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010 Some hop aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and fruity with a blackcurrant flavour. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Served with a wedge of lime on the rim. Dark brown color with some red highlights and an off-white head. Toasty and lightly roasty malt, and light corn in the aroma. Light caramel and roasted malt flavors and a clean lager feel. Similar to Negra Modelo bit roastier and dryer. Light body and smooth texture. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Pronounced toasted malt backbone - somewhat chewy and bready -highlighted with a light smoke note and a very peaty earth character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, OR
Aroma: Dark roasted coffee aroma with smoke lingering.
Appearance: Light Black in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Dark roasted flavors with a coffee flavor that was very strong. The smoked malt was there but needed to be stronger.
Palate: Dry coffee finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: The beer was very good for the day it was average. This was a tough festival to be average at.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2007
On Tap at Brepub pours out a dark amber topped with a tan head. a little roast on this one. I picked up some smoke as well. not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On Tap at teh brewpub. Deep redish brown with a small head and decent lacing. Slightly roasted smokey aroma. Fairly swet dark pitted fruits and old campfire. fairly light like a lager but some decent roasted flavors. Somewhat thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
Tap at Brewpub: Gorgeous sparkilng brown, lasting beige head.Lightly roasted carmel nose and profile. Decent body. This was thier best beer, although they didn’t have the medal winning IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Tap @ Brewpub: Dark mahogany, nice head and light lacing. Nose of light smoke, sweet char and dried fruit. The flavor is chewy, light raisin and other sweetness. Some light diacetyl. Finishes a bit thin, decent mouthfeel though. A bit too shy I’m thinking.


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