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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
California Black Beer is a well-balanced American dark lager that emphasizes its grain. It has a slightly roasted character with a slight sweetness and a hint of chocolate malt. Like the bear, it is called black. But if you look close, it’s really brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
22oz bottle. Rating #50. Dark reddish/brown color with a dirty white head. Nice roasted malt aroma, a slight sugar sweetness as well, pretty nice. Light toasted flavor up front and a little dark fruit sweetness, a bit thin but not bad at all. Decent stuff. (1280)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Clear copper color/ tan head. Dark bread, medium roast malt aromas. medium bodied. Mildly sour dark bread, dry roasted nutty flavors, not much else. ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
From a 22oz bottle,fizzy, oily feel, brown, frothy head. Dale brother doesn’t have the a cool trendy label but they make a decent beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours dark brown with a beige head. A malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar to how it smells, it’s a little watery, dry finish. Unfortunately nothing really memorable here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Sampled on 1/22/2010. This American Dark Lager pours a dark ruby amber color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is caramel, roasted malts and slightly sweet. A medium to lighter bodied American Dark Lager. The malts are cereal and grainy, slightly roasty with some chocolate. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Most definite a dark lager. Mouthfeel is perhaps a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 Floral aroma. Bronze dark coloured malty smooth and a little rich on the palate with a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 650ml.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, coffee notes, light hoppy, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, fruity sour. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090821]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to nearbeer. Dark red-brown. Thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, watery. Taste is thin caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle, 22oz, thx to Papsoe. It’s a clear, copper-colored beer, quite flat and headless. Caramel, some bread and fruityness in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, with caramel dominating, and bready malts and fruity hops playing second violin. Full-bodied with surprisingly good carbonation in the mouth. Some bitterness in the finish, but mostly fruits and caramell. What is there to say? Not much wrong with it, it’s just not very interesting. 090821

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 19, 2009
Clear deep amber. Caramel dark malty aroma. Flavour of dark malt, caramel and some spice.

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