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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A German-style black lager. Hints of caramel and coffee blend in this light to medium dark lager. Do not let the color fool you, this beer goes down very easy. May the schwartz be with you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3rd September 2015
Bottle share at Mr Smith’s Stratoflat. Clear amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crisp and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Light lactose in the thin dark malts. Tangy caramel. Mild dried fruits. Light finish. Disappointingly thin and dull, really needs a bit of backbone from Devils Backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ken. It pours dark brown with a small light tan he’d. The nose is toasty, cocoa, cardboard, cheap chocolate and light meatiness. The taste is light, toasty, earthy roast, cocoa, pepper, wishy-washy and earth with a short, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. A bit weak. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenneth. Pours clear brown with a frothy tan head. Toasty brown bread in the nose, some mellow cocoa, grain. Medium sweet flavor with bread, toffee, ripe berries, mellow chocolate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweetly and simple, with more brown bread, toffee and cocoa. Nice schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (608) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
This is a well brewed beer, but not a style that I’m fond of. Has some roasty chocolate and coffee notes, but with very little body or mouthfeel. Very light and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty. Bitter, roasted and dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle sampled at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Black beer with a quite nice beige head. Roasted leather aroma, malty, caramel notes, chocolate, some tar notes. Roasted tar flavor, leather, grassy, hay, cocoa powder, some dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a footed stem glass at True Food Kitchen in Fairfax, VA. Dark brownish almost black with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, malt, light toast and biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbunting75 (40) - - JUL 31, 2015
Good clean lager flavor. Has a faint but appealing roasted malt note on the nose. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Great appearance. Very dark brown, with slight amount of head. Aroma of caramel, coffee and fake smokey flavoring / bacon bits? Taste is a bit strange.. some malt, with a hint of band aid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear very dark cherry-brown color, ivory head, splotches of lace. Taste is lightly roasted fizzy malt that adds just a dab of hops, but enough to keep things together. A really well-balanced brew.

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