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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Alpine-style Seasonal Schwarzbier
Very refreshing and soul lifting, Bakke Hill Black Lager is ideal choice for a Winter seasonal…especially if you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of color and taste.

Bakke Hill Black Lager has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor with a hint of vanilla. Although it shares some similar flavors, this German style is milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters.

It is a light to medium-bodied, malt-accented dark brew, very opaque and deep-sepia in color, with a chewy texture and a firm, creamy, long-lasting head. In spite of its dark color, it comes across as a soft and elegant brew that is rich, mild, and surprisingly balanced.

Warm up with a cold one from Leavenworth…winters have never tasted so good.

5% alc/vol 12.6° Plato OG 25 IBUs

Available October - December

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine Manassas. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, mild roast and nuts. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, mild dark fruits. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation, drinkable. 50th schwarzbier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bomber, thanks Darrin. Aroma is strong in coffee, nice and roasty. Flavor is dry and bittersweet, roasty; light flavors of licorice, grain, wet river rock. Pours black with red highlights, large tan head with great retention and lace. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
22oz bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a nice looking full mocha head. The aroma offers up a mix of earthy chocolate and coffee as well as dark roasted malts. The taste is on the roasty side with dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malts that have a bit of an ashy char feeling to them. Underneath the dark roastiness is a murmur of chocolate. Into the finish and then lingering in the after taste are dark roasted coffee and near burnt malt notes. Seems a bit big on the burnt malts but not by much. Decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a near black color with a small tan head on it. Nose is slightly roasty and rather bitter. Taste is slightly bitter as well, and reminds me of cheap coffee. Some roasting to it. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3128) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours verydark mahogany, clear but nearly black in the glass. The head is small but partially durable and leaves some spotty lacing. This is an American style Schwarzbier: less sweet and more flavorful and hoppy than the standard German version. Some smoke and expresson but only the slightest hint of burnt grain. Feel: medium-light body with well-matched medium carbonation. O: recopmmended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours black with a one finger tan head that reduces to a ring and blanket with nice cobwebby lace. Aroma is roasted malts, peanut butter, mellow hops, charcoal. The taste is smooth and creamy, mellow roasted malts, this is really tasty, a subtle smokiness, light bitterness and a light sweet to dry finish. I wasn’t really looking forward to this, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9656) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Sample at Seattle Taproom at the airport. Brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with some hops behind it. Light-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, hops and grain. The finish is malty with a burnt grain aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
romulusnr (11) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Thick meaty dark head. Strong flavor, low bitterness, leather and woody. Well-offset hops. Lightly tangy afterbite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/23/13

Aroma: The nose is roasted/burnt malts, with light notes of chocolate, earth, and fruit
Appearance: It pours a brown-black color with a small light brown head and spotty lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet, with a roasted malt flavor that turns more burnt and bitter in the end palate
Palate: The body is on the thinner side, with average carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid Schwarz, but it is also a little thin. Still though, it is a very easy to drink beer with a good rosted/burnt flavor profile. It may not be a standout, but this is a very solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours black with light brown lacing. Almost no nose. Palate is medium-bodied. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. My favorite at this bar.

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