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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11089) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
22. Pours jet black with a sudsy, creamy tan head. Light drippy lace. Big roasty nose, maybe a bit of baking chocolate. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty, toasty mid palate with dry chocolate and some ashy chalk. Dry finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6031) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Black color with tan foam. Dark roast coffee, nutty, black malt aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Dry black malt, dry chocolate, nutty flavors, nicely bitter finish--decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5024) - 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.


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