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RATINGS: 110   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.


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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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Tap: Deep brown, mahogany body, small khaki head. Light aroma of dark malt, faint coffee, mild burnt popcorn kernel, & roasted barley. Slightly thin flavor and body. Lightly roasted malt, very faint coffee, slight acrid earthiness, & a touch of dark fruit. Very modist and light overall. Thin. Pretty "blah" on all fronts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (246) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Again none of the beers in this mixed six were great....but none were bad....all were poundable..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Nice flavor without the burnt, smoky nature. Semi sweet, body leans towards watery. Cola colored, minimal head, abrupt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (67) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Poured into pilsner/ lager glass. Dark brown/ black with thin off white head with decent retention. Smell is dark malt and a little yeast. Taste is dominated by dark malt. The feel is kind of thin and watery. Overall, not a bad beer, good for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1045) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a dark ruby with a tall khaki head that leaves a thick foamy lacing. Nose involves coffee, smoked ham, toasted malt, and dark sugar. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Lighter toward watery, oily, frothy, with a lengthy smoky finish. Not a bad brew, a bit strange and unexpected at first sip without reading the description. Sort of a session smoke beer, which is a great idea, though I don’t think everything came together seamlessly here.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4436) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
can. pours unclear dark brown with a small light beige orange head, some retention and lacing. coffee and gently roasted maltiness, faint fruitiness and cereals, hint of spices, grass, hint of sweetness - molasses, metal. average carbonation - prickles a bit, light body - watery, relatively dry peppery-earthy-grassy finish. bland. weak. blah.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (336) - - JUL 17, 2014
Very watery leads to little flavor. Non-offensive but not noteworthy either. B-L-A-H.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (722) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Black/brown with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and grain. Light body, roasted malts, and some sweetness. Not much else going on but decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Black with off white head and decent lacing. Mild roast, mild grain and mild dark berry aroma. Medium bodied, lite roast notes, but fairly bland. Watery, but drinkable swartzbier, and no hop bitter notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (135) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2014
pours a cola brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is very malty. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Taste is malty with a small hop presence. Finishes slightly sweet. Good beer!


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