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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Late Fall into winter seasonal. More malt, more malt, more malt. Dark malt and the fact that light can't pass through gave this beer its name. Hearty in flavor, great in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a dark, near opaque, clear brown brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that slowly disipates to a fine film and off-white head. Some spotty lacing but still quite thick. Aroma of sweet black malt, toasted multi-grain malt and a touch of sweetened coffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with a grainy texture. Flavors has mostly dark toasted multi-grain malt with little hop presence. Finish is slightly dry with a dark toasted malt aftertaste along with a short lived mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks to skyview for sharing this dark pour. Roasted malt aroma, slightly grainy in character. Light mouthfeel with a roasted/burnt coffee malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Growler at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Deep brown in colour. Aroma was quite roasty, smokey and malty. Flavour had lots of roast, chocolate, burnt malt. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes roasty and long. The growler held up really well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at OF. Opaque black-brown color with an excessively large off-white head. Smooth and chocolate centered, a very nice beer. Lots of creamy chocolate flavor, with a very smooth body. Easy drinking and full of flavor. A great dark session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
Sampled from a growler that had been sent from Wisconsin to New York, and then driven up to Toronto, so it was nearly 10 days since it had been bottled, but it was still in remarkably good condition. Very dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoky and ropey with some old coffee notes. Body is light, Flavour is sour and smoky, like an old style porter, with coffee in the background. Very nice stuff. [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Big cheers to my Secret Santa for providing a growler of this one. Had it after a couple of weeks of sitting in the bottle and it held up very nicely.Rich brown body with a thin but creamy tan head which dissipated to pretty well nothing. Lots of roastiness and very smokey with some burnt caramel/chocolate sweetness and some coffee. A little thin perhaps and not necessarily what I expect in a schwarzbier, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
clear dark brown colour. aorma of roasted malt, dark bread, caramel and a whiff of smoke. the flavour was roasty and malty with some caramel and coffee flavours. nice roasty dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2009
On tap @ The Old Fashioned - Pours deep black with a small tan head. Not quite the total eclipse I was expecting, as you can see some light get through it at the edges of the glass, but dark nonetheless. There wasn’t a ton on the nose, even as I let it sit for a bit. It’s milky, with some sour malt and a little baking spice. Taste is nutty with some nice dryness. Bready, bitter malt on the finish, and smooth and velvety down the throat. Goes down real easy, but full enough to satisfy. Calumet continues to impress me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Woody, smokey aroma, dark brown, almost no head. This tasted of coffee, with some bitter and sour fruit together, giving the impression of an old style porter? Bitter, light bodied. Terrific, though it didn’t suit the style. Thanks to Beerhugger, via IPFreely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2006
light see through black with a minimal head. sweet nose of light roast. a bit of roast and coffee with a sugar sweetness taste. light chocolate in the finish.

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