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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Full, rich flavors of bittersweet chocolate and fresh espresso are mellowed by the traditional clean finish of this dark lager.


4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christo150 (1) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2011 does not count
I enjoyed this beer at a great restaurant, so the delicious food only made this beer taste better. I loved it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
Cask at the Brazen Head. This beer actually worked very well in the cask. Deep hazy brown with a thin white head. Nice soft chocolate aroma with a touch of herbal/root beer spiciness. Spicy noble hops. Lovely soft earthy yeastiness. A hint of earthy chocolate and a nice minerally finish. Soft rich palate. Nice beer really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2085) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2010
on tap at a food & wine event. flavors of chocolate and coffee but not overpowering in any way. lighter drinking than expected but overall still nice little beer,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Tap at Fette Sau. Mostly dark pour, nice lacing head. Light touch of milk chocolate in the aroma, kind of corny. Body is light, vegetal, a touch of chocolate, maybe. Creamy and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, cream. the flavor is strong chocolate, sweet, cream. The appearance is brown, ruby hue, tan head. The finish is a light resiny hop bittering. The mouthfeel is medium to thick, creamy, a pleasant surprise. Decent and enjoyable, better than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5977) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Draft. Pours deep ruby brown with a thin head. Roasty malt aroma with bitter sweet chocolate. Roasty flavor with a light chocolate sweetness. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3370) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Growler filled at Bellport Cold Beer & SOda and consumed the next day. Pours a clear deep brown with some reddish highlights and a thin off-white head that lasted through the first two sips and left a spotty film on the glass. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt and mild chocolate. The flavor is similar with perhaps a bit more roast and the same mild chocolate. Fairly smooth finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Tap at the Lark. Pours a nice deep dark brown, woody almost a lighter coal black. Aroma is nutty, earthy toasty, light chocolate malts, slgiht grass, vegetable, and light roast with a slight lager yeast twang. Flavor is earthy, slight mineral, moderate chocolate malt, slight coffee bean hint, ash, crackery nutty malts, some burnt toast, yeasty. Finish is fairly dry- just a little bit mixed up and not quite refined enough, malt seemed a tad bit sharp on the edges for a lager. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Brazen Head Cask Fest. Color is brown with translucent edges. Aroma is a smokey chocolate and sweet caramel. Taste is a bit empty with sweet malts but nothing off-putting. A light and quaffable beer with a very nice aroma. Would not hesitate to try on tap.
Cask, half pint glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Mini growler at Half-Time. Pours a clear ruby brown color with a medium sized tan head. Sweet malt and chocolate are prominent with a bit of yeast behind. Mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of sweetness and a little chocolate flavor coming through. Finish is also gentle and sweet.


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