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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35055) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29284) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear orangey brown with an off-white head. Roasted malt in the nose. Medium body, roasted malt and a little licorice. Subdued bitterness. 210809

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle @ danish RB Gathering 09. Pours dark amber with a small creamy head. Caramel, roast, ashy. Smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13555) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
(Draught) Pours a golden amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, and toasted grain. Flavor of toasted grain, chocolate, caramel, and toffee with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Dark brown with a small white head. Nutty and slightly toasted aroma. Sweet and malty flavour

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Very dark brown in color with a khaki head. Starts off with some coffee and licorice notes, a bit of chocolate, and a nice earthiness. Some molasses and toffee sweetness, and a hint of fruit. Mild sweetness to the flavor with a smooth roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee character. Some hints of fruit, earthy and floral hops, lots of anise, minimal bitterness, and a light metal note on the finish.


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