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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Smooth roasted malt flavour with a nice liqourice note. Liqourice hops and dry roasted malt finish. Mild bitterness coming through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A black beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma is very malty combined with notes of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a light acidic edge from the roasted malt, since it is rather roated, and has a dry, bitter, and roasted finish. 28 IBU’s. MIne was stated at 4.4% ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Black’s Beach Extra Dark
Date: 11/30/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark red, frothy beige head, lots of lace, light sweet chocolate malt aroma with fresh citrus hops, sweet chocolate and carmel flavor with a good amount of citrus hops, lots of flavor

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10844) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Tap at La Jolla. Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is malty, buttery, toffee and light chocolate. Flavor follows suit with lots of toffee, some butter and chocolate and light coffee notes. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
Sampled at the Carlsbad location on 11/30/06: Pours a mostly opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Toasty grainy malty aroma has some light fruit notes and a lager yeast profile. Body starts effervescent and lightly sweet with some dark caramel and a touch of raisins toward a bready dark German malty finish. Pretty true to style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
A roasty chocolate malt aroma. Definite sweetenss comes through in the nose. The beer is black with a tan head. It looks a little muddy and crude as well. Flavor is intensely roasty, nutty, and chocolatey. It finishes pretty crisp with a lingering coffee flavor.


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