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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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A Resignation Recipe Brewed In Collaboration with Redhook. A toast lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy porter or a stout itís amazingly light, crispy, and sessionable. KCCO Black is a delicious misfit.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a clear amber body that supports a semi weak tan head of mostly medium size bubbles. The aroma offers up roasted malts and a light mix of toffee and nuttiness with thin ribbons of burnt malts around the edges. The taste has a nice dark roasted malt kick that includes dark roasted coffee and a mild burnt malt note. Beneath the moderate roastiness are sweet malts and a bit of sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Decent for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1943) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark ruby red with a very small head that fades to a thin ring. Odd color for a black lager. Aroma is a bit faint but nice. Smoke, peanuts, molasses, cocoa, and burnt wood. Tastes smokey and burnt. Nice cured meat taste with hints of cocoa and nuts. A touch watery. A nice schwarz. Good flavor, a bit thin, but very easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cavie (3793) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from Houston St. Drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is dark malts, roast, stifled puke. Flavor is roasty, dark malts, tough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, smoke. Taste is very smoked meat, jerky, chocolate. Pretty gross really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. A strong roasted coffee flavor and soft malt but then kind of thin after that. More dark brown than black. And apparently the beer for people who like websites featuring funny pictures and/or women in their underwear. Serving: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1303) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
KCCO black originally imported from knoxville TN. Black is a medium red brown clear liquid with a fine head of tiny white bubbles. nose is sweet malt with just a hint of molasses. Taste is a crisp blend of some medium roasted malt, restrained hops and a little sweetness. body is thin though and the finish is short. a bit disappointing overall. i was expecting more body and depth of taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown with minimal head. The aroma has a soft roasted malt note, sweet caramel maltiness. The flavor is more bready then I would have thought, slight chocolate/roast malt note. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teromous (34) - - AUG 27, 2014
There is a note that says 11:08 2 MAY 14 14 (bottled on 14 May 2014?) Appearance: It is an extremely dark brown body that gives way to rich red and brown mohogony colors as light shines through it. The head is a fluffy off-white color that doesnít leave lacing on the glass; it fizzes away. Aroma: I notice quite a bit of acrid metallic scent right off the bat. There is a dark roasted coffee scent that comes in afterwards. Despite the harshness on the nose it is still quite pleasant given the aroma of what might be a rich espresso. Taste: Fantastic lightly roasted coffee, if a bit too watered down, coupled with a hint of fruit on the back that reminds me again of rich coffee. I might say it too much but it is very reminiscent. There is a hint of smokiness at the end that fades very quickly but not before it can be noticed. Palate: While the palate is quite light and enjoyable, it might err in the side of being too light. Everything else including the extremely light bitterness and supremely mellow carbonation are just right. Overall: This is just what I would want from a Schwarzbier. Just enough roasted flavor and light bitterness to elevate it without going over-the-top. I would recommend it to those who enjoy Schwarzbier, or even to those who are not acquainted with the style but prefer lightly roasted flavors. I would buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2182) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Dark brown colored pour. Big light khaki head. Plenty of lacing. Big malty and roasted grain nose. Some chocolate notes. Fruity and malty flavor. Finish is sweet yet dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1819) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours the deepest mahogany into the glass, with an eggshell soapy head that leaves foamy lacing. The nose is of grains and silage. Flavors of light coffee essence, nice chocolate hues and grains finish with a lightly toasted element. Very sessionable, itís a sweeter Schwarz, but goes down extremely easy. The body is light and the palate malty, round and substantive. Very decent, in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
askewbrew (15) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours out to a generous beige head that laces well and very deep brownish black color. Aroma is slightly nutty, coffee-like malt with a good dose of Munich and pilsner malts, much like a Dunkel. Flavor is a blend of sharp roasted grains, sweet decocted malts and a touch of noble hops. Mouthfeel is medium-light and refreshing. Overall a good call.

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