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Karl Strauss Blacks Beach Extra Dark



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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A lighter bodied black malt lager with wonderful toasty caramel flavors. This style is rare in America.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap @ Karl Strauss Costa Mesa. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Slight licorice, plenty of roast, and some slightly acidic coffee notes. A bit of herbal hops and some sweet toasted bread underneath. Flavor is mildly bitter and acidic. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee, and licorice. Bitter dark chocolate, sweet toasted malt, and some pine and herbal hop notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
cloudy brown, smooth brown head. nutty aroma, roasted malts, dry, brown aleish. flavor is roasted malts, slightly floral note (hops?) roasted, at times charred charchoal like malty bitterness. Decent scwarzbier, close to how they taste in Germany. Also quite clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Draft. Dark brown in the glass with a tan head that left light lace. Aroma and flavor of toasted malt and light caramel. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear brown mahogany with a minimal tanned head. Aroma is slightly toasted malty a bit sweet fruity. Flavor is a bit dissapointing watrry and flat yet with nice malty background with some bittr hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
on tap-pours mahogany with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty, earthy. Taste is ashy/roasty-dark malt. Earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (980) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Karl Strauss Brewery in La Jolla, Calif. Color was black. About one finger of head. Bubbly cloudy lacing. Healthy amount of film that was evenly spread out on the glass. Smelled of toffee and chocolate malts. Tasted similar to the nose with chocolate and toffee malts leading the way. Also some caramel in there. Good tasting beer. Medium body. Creamy slick texture. Average carbonation Smooth finish. I really liked this beer. It was smooth from the get-go and was perfect for my mood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Urge. Black with fizzy eggshell head. Nose light roasted malt and high sweetness. Very light nose. Taste light flat malty smack with only a hint of sweet. Not a lot there but is good for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (616) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at KnB. Pours black with a nice head. Smells smokey, tastes smokey. Toasty maltiness. Very light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tap at k and b. Dark brown pour with a reddish hue, freaky beige head. Roasty nose with faint dark fruits and toasted matts on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and nuts. Medium body with a sweet malty character along with notes of caramel and nuts, plus a bit of hops. The finish is sweet caramel and malt and lingers a bit. Above average overall.

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