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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Paint it Black. Succumb to this dark, medium bodied German-style dark lager’s smooth roasted flavors and light hoppy bitterness. Don’t worry, you’ll remember everything the next morning. This beer has a rich maltiness with a light bitter-chocolate finish, and just enough hops to balance.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Interesting in that it had a nice hop finish. Easy drinking, carbonation low. Light roasted flavors, a bit on the watery side though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5159) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Deep dark brown with hints of red. Toasted malt aroma. Peat, toasted malt, with a pleasant bitter finish. Carbonation is good but it was a bit thin. A very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
pours dark brown black. aromas of molasses, brown sugar, port, chocolate, nut. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, chocolate, mocha, coffee, nut, light smoke. Almost scotch ale-like, but much thinner. not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
on tap-pours a retaining thin light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-peat/roasty/chocolate, nutty, some dark fruit. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat/roasty/chocolate, nutty, some dark fruit, earthy hops. Dry. Mild/almost OK carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle, shared at the Shenandoah Beer throwdown. Pours dark, brown, with a small white head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, sweet, burnt malt. Flavor is similar, dry finish, tad bit watery, faint smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Draft at Arundel Mills. Pours deep coffee brown with a light beige head, spotty lacing.Lighter side of medium bodied with a lively but ultra fine carbonation. Lagery aroma with a hint of of roast. Flavor of cocoa powder, nuts, and dark roast. There is a slight bitterness that lingers, and the mild astringency fades as it warms

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft @Bel Air location in May 2008. Kind of plain and boring. Thin/watery mouthfeel. Minimal chocolate flavor and malt sweetness, no hops to speak of. Not the best effort from DuClaw, but then I’ve never had a really impressive schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
(growler, thanks wickedpete) Clear dark brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roast, cocoa, light caramel, smoke. Medium body, smooth, easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
7/16/08 - Draft sample at Bowie location. Black/brown with red hues and a rimming, eggshell head. Nose is sweet caramel and chocolate. Taste is much the same with good mouth feel. Best offering the location had.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Draft pint at Arundal Mills location. Deep brown. Very thin. No aroma and carbonation. A little sour. Like the bartender said, " A dark beer to make you look cool if you do not REALLY like dark beer." Tasted like Bad Moon Porter light.


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