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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
On tap at Karl Strauss. Hazy brown with no head. Rich chocolate, nutty, and roasty aroma and taste with a clean crisp finish. I thought this one was pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Draught at Karl Strauss La Jolla: Light tar color, nose of fruity dark plum and raisin, some dark caramel and light roast. The flavor is a bit metallic and thin, comparatively. Decent tail.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Hazy and very dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was of sweet chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor had a sweat and big coffee front then a chocolate finish. Light to medium bodied with a lively mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2008
On tap at Carlsbad location. Color of dark brown with a light chocolate head. Aroma of chalky malt, roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor was chalky, roasted and cocoa. Fairly standard for the style, lacking anything special. Palate was a bit watery. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
From the tap poured dark brown black with a fair amount of head. Nice malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 28, 2006
On tap at Universal. Abit of hoppiness for the style with this one, good balance, nice drinking beer, dark fruit, but very easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - 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.


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