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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pitch black with thinnish head. Wonderful coffee-chocolate nose. Intense carafa body. Powdery coffee flavors with crisp, earthy hops. Well put together and thoroughly enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle:   Nearly pitch black, cola hues, moderate to large frothy sandy head, fairly nice lacing.   Very soft roasted malt nose, smidgen of lactose and sugar cubes.   Smooth on the tongue, soft roasted malts, and the aformentioned lactose and sugar cubes.   I guess that makes for a hint of cold coffee with cream.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate and very smooth.   Clean finish, and much better than the Navigator I had from them the other day.   Not a strong Scwharzbier, and many more are stronger in their roastiness and black malt profile, but this one was clean, soft, and well constructed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Very dark pour with a creamy head. Roasted aroma and flavor make this a great dark lager. Better in front of the fire than in a lawn chair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Has a black color. Smell is of malts and coffee. Taste is rich, roasted malts, some coffee. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5653) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Tenth rating on this bitch. What’s up shit now heads? Label says schwarzbier, whys it listed as adl? Roasty nose some dark bread fruity esters. Pours black great tan head and lace. Flavors of roast fruity sweetness earth and a crisp dry finish. Well carbonated good drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
22 oz. from Chuck’s $3.99. Smells roasty but also a little like Dubble Bubble as well. Is that the yeast? Tastes fine I suppose but something off about it keeps it from rising above middling (kind of like most Leavenworth beers).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6492) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bomber thanks to Brewdad. Pours a totally black color with a thick light brown/beige head. A sweet toasted malt nose with some caramel. Rich with dry fruit, some coffee and light roast, very drinkable. A bit thin perhaps, but pretty robust as well. Some metal in the finish probably from the roast or it could be hops. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11680) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours dark brown with orange hilites and a tan head. Aroma is a little chocolate with smooth milky burnt malt. Flavor is more burnt malt than chocolate, but chocolate comes up a bit in the finish. Not quite med body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GJP90X (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
deep dark charcoal color, mild tones of liquorice and red fruits; nutty mid palate of candied walnuts and toffee, long smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer, S.Salem. $4.59 Black lager..very black with a lovelly creamy,thick yet bubbly tan head. Aroma very lager like..and with hints of caramel and chocolate Smmoth taste low carbonation..roasty ,coffeelike malts..some dark chocolate..slightly burnt notes. Pleasant. Nice smooth palate..the low carbonation works with this beer. Nice beer. But i do have to say this is much more a Schwarzbier than a ADL

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