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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Can from my buddy Steve - thanks, hoss! Nice cola-looking pour, decent lacing and overall gives the appearance of robustness. Nose, however, starts to undercut that impression quickly, as it’s mostly faded chocolate. Pleasant enough mouthfeel, but there’s not much of anything happening taste-wise. No bite, no depth to the dark flavors, just a mealy core with bland chocolate everywhere. Boring, almost like you’re not drinking beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
MeisterD99 (33) - Lansing, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Draft. Dark (black) color, small tan head. Found the flavor to be very minimal considering the color of the beer. Sweet edges, molasses flavors. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
darksonbrewing (1) - Vandenberg AFB, USA - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
Draft little to no head. Little aroma. Light on the palate with a crisp finish. --- Dark Son Brewing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (399) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a beautiful black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malts and coffee. Taste is malty, I can’t put my finger on what else I taste but it’s good, no hops detected. Palate is medium bodied, very smooth. Overall this is a great beer, the best one I’ve had from Keweenaw. Very smooth, very black, very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12 oz can. Pours brown with a fizzy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet cola-ey roasted malts.

The flavor is sweet dark fruits with a bit of a sour twang with a little grainy roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a cola like dark ale with a touch of sourness (infection?).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium thin tan head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and slight hops. Light body with a slight vegetal character and flavors of toasted malt and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is short and leaves a overripe fruit aftertaste. Below average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (349) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Served on tap at Keweenaw Brewery in Houghton, MI. Appearance was nice and dark (almost black) with a light beige head and eventual lacing. Aroma was of roasted malts with a slight fruity twinge. Taste was roasted malts - malty, coffee, slight chocolate - with a light to moderate hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, not too bad but I think I prefer Point 2012 to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Can brought back by a friend. Clear dark brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with a bit of roast. Malty flavor with a bit of chocolate and roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (3305) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a small white head that quickly fades. Aroma is faint, light roasted malt, light chocolate, and cola. Taste is smooth but pretty bland. Slightly sweet, some roasted malt. Some metallic and cola characters make it weird. Highly carbonated makes the finish rather harsh. Thin body. Overall, a below average black ale but still ok to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mallons72 (202) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Very good - well balanced schwarzbier. I would definitely take this again in the can.

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