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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


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 (13234) - 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 (668) - 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 (3727) - 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 (344) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2010
12oz can. Deep brown-black with a beige head. Mellow dark malt aroma. Medium bodied. Sweet burnt chocolate notes, and a mild earthy hop balance. There is a smooth maple syrup taste as well. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1265) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pour from a 12 oz can0 . Yep - it is black all right. As black as a U.P. mine with the lights out. Aroma of roasted malt with a few cheesey overtones. By no means a light beer, but the body and palate are surprisinly light considering the black appearance. I expected something thick and stouty, and this is more like a medium porter. Very quaffable a refreshing, while still full bodied and tasty. Lively carbonation. Flavor is domingated by the roasted malts - not too sweet with a rich and complex toasted malt flavor. Just a hint of hops makes the finish pleasnatly bitter and clean. Not a complex beer but certainly an excellent one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
Can… Pours dark and sits black in my glass with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose is roasted and a touch lactic. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced, but bland and uninteresting with light acidity. Crisp, mildly tangy finish.


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