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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark mahogny in color with an off-white head. Upfront you get chocolate, dark roasted malts, floral notes and forresty pine in aroma. Roasted malts, coffee and burnt wood in taste with a nice bitterness backing it up. Quite smooth mouthfeel too. Then there’s that grapefruit bitterness and toffee sweetness mixed together with coffee and pine in the finish. Really nice and delicious brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Awesome. Clear brown, beige head. Great balance of hops, some light smoke, roast. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Smell bright roasty hoppy clean nice. Taste same. Light roasty flavor body.Very nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, pine malts and floral. Taste is malts, citrus and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pitch black with a pretty, high, tan head. Aroma of chocolate malts, coffee, and hops, citrus and pine. Full flavor, chocolate dominates but a good deal of roasty coffee as well, more than I prefer, actually, and great hops all around. Bitter hop and roast finish. It is interesting to try to think about the lager characteristics of this. Definitely drinks like a black IPA. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown with a foamy, tan head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, coffee, and light grapefruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit, pine, coffee and light dark fruit notes. Medium bodied, crisp with a dry and bitter finish. Lingering roastiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (392) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2004) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1491) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4678) - 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!


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