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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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmschefke (576) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
12 oz can. At the Partanen's Bar, Dollar Bay, MI. Dark brown color with a tiny off-white head. Mild roasted malt, licorice and some grainy notes in the aroma. The flavor is toasted malt, dryness, grain and some licorice. Easy. Soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xblanchard29x (31) - Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Drinkable. Had in UP. Good after a long hot day on the lake....................

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Troupis (217) - - JUL 30, 2016
Very drinkable. But drinkable because it has no palate. No hints of anything. On tap at Turks in Greenville,MI. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhowes (22) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Nice and dark but smooth and easy to drink, even in the summer, even for those who don’t like dark beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Black pour from a can at Kristene Lakehouse. Dry and malty. Tons of tan head. Light. Nutty. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SiviS (40) - - SEP 12, 2015
Jet black in color with a brownish white head. Smells sweet and a little chocolate. First taste is sweet and smokey with a malty after taste. Really great beer to just drink.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma is light roasted malt, metallic, nutty. Appearance is brown, light, light brown head. Taste is light roasted malt, metallic, nutty, not much else. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat thick carbonation, like oatmeal. Overall, meh. I didn’t expect much and didn’t get much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Can to pint. Looks solid; a hazy darker brown with lighter beige head. Smells of dark malt with mild notes of toast and molasses. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1296) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.

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