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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This is not a traditional “dark” beer, because its not heavy and you can drink more than one without feeling full. Hopped with Nugget, Cascade, and Mt. Hood Hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1873) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Had at the summit Brewfest & BBQ on 5/16/09. Color is a dark brown with good carbonation and a small tight tan head. Aroma is light with a little roasted malt coming though. Its a lighter medium bodied brew with an easy roasted malt taste and a clean finish. Overall it doesn’t have a lot going on, its just a plain dark lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
When fresh this beer is a very nice dark lager. IT is not overly sweet and thick like others in the category. Smells somewhat roasty on the nose with some bread and a bit of malt. Pours a reddish brown color with some offish white head that goes away quick. Mouthfeel is a pleasant medium but like many of Durnago’s beers it lacks in the carbonation. Flavor is malty and sweet with some dry roast going on. Some hops are noticeable on the end. When fresh it is a nice offering... Hard to find it this way because it sits in the stores for a long time

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2009
(bottle). Pours a dark brown color. Medium size tan head. Minimal lacing. Roasted malt aroma. Strong malty taste. Smooth finish. Soft to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of avengedpoet. Pours a dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, caramel, coffee. Flavor is caramel, coffee, chocolate, grains. Very watery with a slight metallic tinge in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle from the brewery. Pours jet black with little head. Aroma of light dark malts - chocolatey, burnt coffee, etc. No hops to be detected. Taste is very smooth with those light dark malts from the aroma being reflected in the taste. Fairly bubbly, but still pretty easy to drink. Not very interesting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2007
A buddy brought me this from CO when he couldn’t fulfill my request for Old Chub. Talk about asking for a fish and getting a snake!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark red/brown color with effervescence. Aroma is malt-chocolate. Taste is medium malt-chocolate, nice secondary hops with some bite. OK/good effervescence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Tap at the brewery. Small head, dark clear brown with worthy carbonation. Light malt aroma. Taste is bitter, metallic. Finish shows some more flavor, brown sugar and noticable hops. Light sweetness, but doesn’t overcome metallic thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2006
reading the style guidelines on an american dark lager, it would seem that not a lot is expected from this style: it basically has to sit there, look brown, and try not to burst into flames. by the modest standards suggested, this one does okay. it’s a clear beef jerky brown buttressed with shadowy columns of plum red, and it does sit there nicely under a swab of wood putty colored foam. by way of aroma, it exudes the barest signals of dry wood and nut shells, and further olfactory scrutiny only leads to dead ends, mute witnesses and disappointment. brisk carbonation shills for approximately an acre foot of water, and modest flavoring consists of balanced dry dark malts and the metallic bitter hardware of slightly orange tasting hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Clear garnet body with mild carbonation and a filmy beige head. Aroma of dark toasted bread crusts, chocolate, toffee, and some dark malt syrup properties. Moderate malty sweetness but fairly light bodied. Little recognizable hop character. Still, easy drinking and not bad.

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