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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   ABV: -
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A crisp and heavily hopped black beer.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Yummy,yummy,yummy. A nice dark beer with outstanding flavor with a touch of carmel and coffee. I ended up with a pint cause i couldn’t get pitchers

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
This beer kicks ass! A deep blackish/burgundy color with a great head and tons of lacing. The taste is dark alish, almost porterish, but much smoother. The finish is creamy, sweet, and gentle. Don't get me wrong....this isn't a watered down porter, rather a solid, smooth dark ale. A must try.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2003 Springfield, PA. Opaque black and cleary very heavily hopped. Dry, crisp and clean: a good beer to drink. Lacked the interesting nuances of other schwarzbiers that I've had, but otherwise one of the best out of John Harvard's.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2001
This is almost a stout. I agree that this is one of Harvard’s best. Also: they called this Black Widow Lager in my local Harvard’s.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2002
A fantastic beer! Pitch black w/ no head, and had a smokey tasty coffee flavor w/ hints of caramel. Very satisfying. One of the better John Harvards beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Part of the sampler at the Wayne, PA location. This was a good beer. Had a nice chocolate roast flavor to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Sample at the Pittsburgh location. Deep dark brown color, almost black, with a medium tan head with good retention. Rings of lacing through the glass. Roasty malt aroma with espresso in the background. Full-bodied and smooth with a nice array of coffee, malt and chocolate flavors. The finish is thoroughly malty with a good coffee aftertaste. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2004
(DC) Black body with dark red highlights, tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some smoke, light caramel, cookie dough. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, with distinctly smoky chocolate finish. Light body, hint of sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2004
On tap at John Harvards in DC. Poured a dark black with a small tan head. Roasted and light chocolate aroma and tastes. Slightly smokey as well. Very drinkable.


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