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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a deep black with small beige head. Aroma is woody cedar, pine hop, smoke, grassy hop, cocoa, coffee, caramel. Flavor is medium bitter, smokey, fresh grassy pine hop. Med mouthfeel, sweet chocolate / cocoa / and pine hop dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours very dark brown with medium beige head. Good lacing. Some resin. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, fruits, coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, bitterness, a tad harsh. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall: A tad harsh. Nice malt features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1283) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Thanks to Jean-Michael for this one and many others that night! Pours a dark brown with a small offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of roasted nuts, chocolate and light coffee. Taste is of chocolate, roasted grain husks and is moderately bitter. It has a "charred" character that I’m not entirely fond of but still, this is a dark hoppy beer so I believe you can consider it to be normal. Body was medium, carbonation medium-high. Good beer, not something I usually seek but it was quite enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4369) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
bottle shared by John_Beer, thanks dude! pours unclear dark Brown, red tint, with a very nice light beige head, good retention and lacing. powdery chocolate, spicy roasted malts, dark coffee beans, coffee berries, dark red fruitiness, spicy citrus, c’s indeed. moderately low carbonation, light body, very dru roasty-never overdone bitter coffee-citrusy finish. very solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Thanks to Jean-Michaël for sharing! Dark amber with a medium beige head and some lacing. Aroma is quite fruity with roasted malt, light resinous notes and hints of chocolate. Taste is also fruity with roasted malt, chocolate, resinous notes and light citrusy presence. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Fruity finish. Good balance. Easy drinking. Interesting Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2390) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Nearly black color, tan head, good lace/retention. Aroma is hop dominated with notes of grapefruit and citrus. They completely overpower the chocolate malts and caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Interesting take but not really true to the style. As a black IPA this would have scored higher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Nce hoppy, ok bitterness, burned malts, light sopay notes, resin, citrus, licorice, light sweet finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Very good, especiallly as it opens up. Great looking with nice, thick tan head and lots of lacing topping a very dark beer. Malty and earthy, roasty, nice mouth feel, no off flavors, resiny. Pretty much excellent other than for me, just a bit too much hopping, which threw off the balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
48FanInCali (725) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle - thin black pour with mocha head. Nose is very earthy. Almost like dirt, mushrooms, and pepper. Taste follows the nose with some light hop bitterness and smoke. Not working for me but respect the effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1957) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours black with a huge foamy head that fades slowly and leaves chunky lacing. Aroma is nice mix of roast and hops. Ash, burnt wood, pine, light citrus, and light chocolate. Taste starts with a big pine hop punch which turns into bitter roasted coffee and burnt wood. The slightest hint of citrus too. Stinging, bitter, spicy hops in the finish. Medium to full body. Big foamy carbonation works well here. Delicious.

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