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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Don't let its looks deceive you. Though it may resemble a porter or a stout, this is a light bodied ale with a pleasant hint of molasses. Don't be afraid of the dark.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
MBG Winterfest 2010. Poured dark brown with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average for style brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Can. Pour is clear dark dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, faint coffee, light spice, and distant hop. Flavor is nice roasted malt, light coffee, faint rye-like component, and a crisp finish. I liked it, a bit thin on the palate but otherwise solid.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Dark pour with some streaks of head. Slight vegetable aroma, with a hint of chocolate. Flavor really isnít there. Maybe some molasses and nuts. Mouthfeel is very light. This beer is like the dark version of coors light, but not as bad as that sounds.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vomit (173) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2009
OK, this stuff is good. Not great. Much lighter taste than the hue would imply. But I would definitely slam some of these if I had some in front of me right now. I donít so I canít. In these troubled times our age-old friend Blatz is always there for you, so if I were you (Iím not) thatís what I would stick to. Think about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark malts, light nuts and grains. Taste of dark malt, light toffee and nuts. So-so.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours black to a very dark brown, Tan head goes fast. the aroma of yeast hits me first with a slight nuttyness not much aroma. Very light taste but the commecial description already knows it is light tasting. it seems that I like the appearance of all beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Can. Pours a black with brown hue, thick creamy tane head, lots of lacing, very thin head is retained for most of drink. Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke, grain, molasses, caramel, and dried dark slightly tart fruit. First few sips were very pleasant and originally I had this rated higher, but as I finished this beer, it started to wear on me quickly. Drinkable, but just something is a bit off. Not bad, but good would be an overstatement.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dark brown color with a moderate, stable, tight bubbled light tan head. Nice lace. Light aromas of toasted malt, grain, and mollasses. Light and crisp feel. Nearly too clean in the flavors. The start has a hint of pale malt that seems to evaporate into a light, very light roasted and toasted malt liquid. This is definately a dark brew that does not intimidate in flavor. Very easy to drink. If anything perhaps a bit too simple. I certainly can not find any brewing faults in this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Can from sicilianoís. Dark brown, almost opaque black with creamy beige head. Aroma is dry roast, nuttiness and light smoke. Flavor is a little bit sweeter roast, some purple fruit, tobacco, some smoke, nice. Light and watery with light carbonation. Nice but body detracts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2508) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Can with thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a dark brown with a thin, yet dense tan head. Aromas of nuts, topsoil, roasted malt with a little light chocolate. Flavor is pretty ragged... a bit of a sourness to this pushes the roastiness around a bit. Lots of nuts and a little leather or something along those lines. Itís not awful, but with the way the nose hit me I was hoping for a little more to captivate my interest.


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