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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5754) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is a light roasted grain and grassy hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A decent brew that suits the style quite well, although not a smoky as the traditional German schwarzbiers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This was disappointing. I got quite a large amount of carbonation which made it taste like a black malty soda. Bummer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Trying to compare this to Kostritzer, and it misses on every mark (except color). None of the roast grain nature in either aroma or taste. Some minor burnt toast notes at the finish, but overall this is just an average schwarzbier. Suggest previous raters try the German originals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Black pour with quickly dissapating tan head. Aroma is light roasty malt and a touch of coffee. Flavor is light roasted malt with a good malt bitter finish. Just a touch of twang I can’t pinpoint. Medium bodied but a touch fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, 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 (8207) - 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 (4351) - 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 (4336) - 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
Beerdrinker79 (2047) - 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.

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