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RATINGS: 99   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2011
12 oz can. Pours dark brown black with tan head. Aroma of faint smoke, light dark roast grain ans small signs of cocoa. Flavor is much the same, light malt back bone, off-dry with some metallic notes. Mouth feel is light and some what watery with high carbonation. Overall, easy drinking brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
12oz can. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, nuts, and some chocolate. Tastes of roast, nuts, chocolate, and some caramel. Thin and somewhat watery body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours black, thin head, effervescent bubbles. Roasted malt notes, hidden plums. Moderate roasted malt flavor, lightly sour. Medium-light body. Could pass as a porter, just ok.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
aroma- sour maltiness, hay, some sweetness. pours dark brown with tan head. taste is roasted malt, nutty, grass, light sweetness, tastes like a lager with additives. palate is light bodied and carbonated.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
I wanted to like this beer, I really did. It was perfectly mediocre, with a mildly cereal malt nose and no hop character. Dark brown and slightly hazy, the beer felt undercarbonated. Out of a can (as sampled), it retained as little head as one would expect from a storebrand soda. Given the taste and mouthfeel, I would call it a passable boat beer if you’d like to drink local and can get it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a short lived tan head. S: Not a very appealing nose on this beer. Burnt malts and a definite acidity, presumably from the dark grains. A bit of a butter aroma, too. T: A mild, mellow roast flavor along with some almost pleasant notes of creamy milk chocolate. Unfortunately, a fair amount of acidity and some metallic notes, especially on the finish. M: The body is light to medium with a fairly light carbonation. D: Nothing about this beer really did it for me. The nose was certainly not appealing and the flavor wasn’t really any better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Poured from a can. Opaque black color. Medium light tan head that dissapaited quickly. Minimal lacing. Very mild weak coffee aroma. Has some roasted malt in the flavor, but honestly pretty weak. Nothing offensive here. I guess if the objective is to help people make the jump from macro swill to something greater then maybe this helps with that gap. It is very easy drinking, just not memorable. I will say however that I appreciated that it was in a can. That was kind of cool.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2010
On draft at Old Chicago Okemos. Pours deep brown with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was muted initially, but eventually opened up with roasted coffee, light sweetness and faint smoke. Flavor never really developed beyond a slight roastiness with an earthy finish. Very light in body, with spritely carb. It seems that Keweenaw’s intention was to discredit the novice’s fear of dark beer, and in doing so completely gelded the brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 can - Pours very dark brown with a one finger light tan head. It smells mainly of roast malt. It tastes of roast malt with some acidity and some off key metallic and rubber band flavors. Fortunately the roast malt is the strongest flavor, but those others really bring down my enjoyment of this light-bodied brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drywallman (325) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
This one was on tap at Ethel’s on 250 in Bayfield, WI. It arrived with just a little lacing and was very black as expected. It had a moderate malt body which the molasses may have augmented. Hops were not noticeable as expected, but balanced the malt nonetheless, since the brew was not overly sweet. it was deceptively smooth, and a hit with my wife who drinks porters and stouts almost exclusively.


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