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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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Can. Pours a black with brown hue, thick creamy tane head, lots of lacing, very thin head is retained for most of drink. Aroma is of roasted malt, smoke, grain, molasses, caramel, and dried dark slightly tart fruit. First few sips were very pleasant and originally I had this rated higher, but as I finished this beer, it started to wear on me quickly. Drinkable, but just something is a bit off. Not bad, but good would be an overstatement.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (574) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Canned. Pours black, with an off-white almost grey head. Definitely not pitch black, almost has a ruby element in its color. Aroma is caramel malt, molasses, just malt for days. Roasted but not too much. Flavor is sweet caramel, molasses and a light toffee note. Solid example of the style. I kinda like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Sample on tap at Wurst Bar (MI). Clear red brown color. Thicker khaki head. Some decent bits of lace. Decent chocolate; toastiness. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Touch of smoke-savory. mild bitterness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light carbonation. Mild dry finish. Solid satisfyingly mildly smoked scharzbier.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4611) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Black color with a quickly collapsing head. Light chocolate and chalk aroma. Sweet malt flavor. Heavy caramel, maybe some molasses. Some dark fruit. Hints of sourness creeping in.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (666) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
Can. Black pour with an off-white head. Mild dark roasted malt minimal hops and caramel in the aroma and taste. A decent schwarzbier.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oreocowgirl3 (1) - marquette, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
Exactly what the info says. I don’t like dark beers and usually stay away from anything that even looks dark. I tried this beer first in a can and was very happy. Then ordered it somewhere and out came this dark looking beer. I was shocked! It was what I asked for. This beer is really good and as a girl from the Michigan living in the upper peninsula, I am proud of my state. This beer is great. Try some other kewenaw beers too.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
10/10/2014: Keweenaw Widow Maker Black Ale... Dark brown, opaque color with a frothy tan-colored head. Aroma is dusty with some coal, dark malts, and roasted fruits. The flavor starts dry and slightly roasty with some caramel and gets more fruity (cooked apples) as the beer warms. Medium-body; mostly smooth. Decent, but nothing special. Best when served COLD. Seems to be a better beer to cook with rather than drink since it goes well in roasts, chili, etc. based on my experiences with both drinking it and cooking with it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 31, 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 (563) - 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 (2880) - 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 (95) - 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.


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