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RATINGS: 124   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
Thin and bland, lightly roasted with a touch of cola. Dull palate and rather metallic. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
12oz can. Deep brown pour with small tan foam to a little layer. Super sweet nose with vegetal DMS and big black olive. Taste is tangy, over carbonated, dry wood shavings, vegetal oddities. Powdery, mealy apple palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
I definitely enjoyed this beer. Roasty notes with a bit of sweetness. A little bit of smokiness. Dark black pour with small off white head. Moderate carbonation with medium body. Slightly smokey taste with easy finish. I think i may like this beer more than most, but the price is right and the beer is pretty good for what it is,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/3/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Lockhart’s BBQ. The beer is a dark brown color with a ruby tint in the edges. A small off-white film is all that exists for a head. Light roasted malts, slightly bitter with some caramel sweetness. The aroma is very light. The flavor is mellow roasted malt with some milky sweet chocolate. Metallic and a bit of citrus toward the end. Fairly flat flavor with not much hop presence at the end. This has crisp carbonation but a mild flavor, resulting in a watery sensation. The body is on the light side. I ordered this because I am a fan of American Black Ales, but this barely qualifies for the category. It tastes like a boring over-carbonated porter or something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Can. Dark brown, light thin head. Mild roasty aroma. Not much taste and with a light finish. Palate is pretty thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Draft @ Lockhart’s BBQ. Advertised as a Black Ale. Really nothing special here, but nothign terrible here. I’ve just had a lot better beers in this category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
12 oz can. Pours black with deep red highlights and a light tan head. Mineral aroma with traces of dark fruit or brown sugar. Very light flavor, brown sugar and dark fruit are sensed first, but mostly I get toasted biscuit. Bits of apple flavors. Okay, but pretty light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulUnwin (87) - Pinellas Park, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Not a great beer, no hops or bitterness, in fact not a great flavour at all, an okay beer, but wouldn’t push to the bar for one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scott_Snyder (27) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Nice color, so so aroma. Very little head, though there appeared to be plenty of carbonation. Some yeast sediment throughout the beer. Just a little too sweet even for a schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2011
12 oz. can, thanks to Alex. Nearly opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy foam above. Nose is grain, molasses, cocoa, and spicy dry grass. Flavor is similar mix with some spicy, herbal hops and a bit of smoke and ash as well. Soft carbonation and a nice balance in this light-medium bodied brew. Nice session ale.

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