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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RavensFan11 (3) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
I stumbled across this beer at a bar in DC and fell in love with it. Pours very dark - but dob’t let that fool you - easy drinking beer. Notes of caramel and coffee after it is poured with a decent head. This is a fine beer and I think you should give it a try!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. I didn't like this one at all. Taste is off, almost sour. Palate is thin. Not recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4734) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Rich deep dark brown body with a lighter brown and deeper than cola coloured tint - all with a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, grass and a lot of deep bitterness from the malt. Light-bodied; Strong roasty flavours with the nuts and caramel coming out the strongest, then showing a light grassy and dry flavour. Aftertaste shows some deep bitterness, but mostly a dry herbal note and very light smoked flavour. Overall, a nice and strong bitter flavour from the malt and little else, especially in terms of complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Arlington, Virginia on 12-March-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 30-March-2014, just over a year later.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, chocolates - just woody, asshes, not much of a fruity tyouch. Same for flavour. Very 2-dimensional. Watery. Faithful to style, I suppose.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (357) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
This is a great beer. Warm inviting color, rich malt aroma, carmel flavors. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Light brown color, small off white head. Mild malt aroma. Medium body light roasted malt flavor with a clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, coffee, caramel and toasted black malt. Some cocoa. Lighter medium body. Slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bready malt and some unfortunate metallic funk in the aroma. Sweet, bready flavor with caramel and chocolate. A little coffee bitterness in the finish. Easy drinking and pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottWallace82 (64) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On draft. Pours flat black with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Warm, roasty aroma. Smooth, medium mouthfeel. Roasty flavor with hints of chocolate and toffee. Very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle split with Pedro. Pours a deep brown, near black with medium beige head and lace. Nose is chocolate, roasted malt, bread. Medium body. Smooth and well balanced. Really good for a style I don’t typically care for.


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