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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle shared at Lithy’s Septemberfest tasting. Pours a clear chestnut brown with tan ring of head. Flavor is lots of sweetness and a little bit of vinegar and toffee. Not horrible, but far from great.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle. Spicy aroma, some paper. Clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. Mildly roasted flavour, slightly sweet. Dryish finish, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle @ danish RB Gathering 09. Pours dark amber with a small creamy head. Caramel, roast, ashy. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
It is reddish-brown with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and a whiff of cabbage. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, fruit, caramel and citrus in the slightly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6323) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Brown body with an off white head. Caramel, light roasted malt and fruit in nose. Flavour is light roasty and mild fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Dark brown with a small white head. Nutty and slightly toasted aroma. Sweet and malty flavour

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. High fluffy off-white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Weak sweet and mild malt caramel aroma. Very weak sweet and mild roasted malt flavor with a bit of caramel. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
Dark amber with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and toffee notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel and toffee notes. Slight hop notes towards the end. Finished somewhat bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of bread, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, nuts, and some butterscotch, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild roasted malty to light breadish with a mild hoppy note. Dry, roasted and subdued bitter flavoured. Bitter, dry and roasted lingering into a dry persisting finish.


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