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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 08/23/2009. Clear dark brown body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Very dark. Light roast. Creamy in taste overall. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3439) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Mushroomy barley, bread, and charcoal nose, like the inside of a pizza oven. Cola brown, thin yellow head. Light body. Charcoal flavor, but not dry, as there is a subtle touch of sweet malt to awaken the taste buds. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink and true to style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Nice roasted grain and coffee nose. Burnt toast, burnt grains, dark fruit, sweetened coffee and a whiff of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Nearing the end of the "lost" ratings. Deep brown, slight head. Light roast malt aromas. Slightly astringent. Coffee flavor, rather light bodied. Coffee flavor finishes. A bit thin for my preference. RERATE: 08/13/11. Special thanks for providing a sixtel of this at CAH downtown during Dominion Cup! Better than I remember, more full-bodied, more emphasis on coffee notes. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, figs, light espresso, light ash, raisins, and earthy hops. Flavor is dry, roast malts, light chocolate, woody notes, and light earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a cola like color with a thin tan head. The nose is all roasted malt with a hint of smoke. The flavor has a nice chocolate note, lots of roasted malt, some earth, and a very subtle sweetness. Nice, crisp finish. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
pours black with a medium tan head. aroma has nice roastiness...a bit of chocolate. flavor has some mild burnt bitterness, hint of dark chocolate...earthy bitterness. mouthfeel is medium/full and slightly creamy with a dry burnt/dark chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
On draft at lost dog in mclean va. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Flavors of cocoa and light coffee notes. Medium to light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black with a touch of red. Small tan fizzy head that dissipates quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, toffee, a touch of smoke, lager yeast. Flavor is much the same, light sweetness and light bitterness with a mix of coffee and grassy notes. Finish is dry. Light to medium body, prickly carbonation.


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