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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
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Fish Tale, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and not a whole lot else. Flavour is smooth, with toasted crusty bread and very dry toasted malt. Solid balance and decently flavourful. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14091) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12729) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft - Toasted malts and nice sweetness, jet black with a decent beige head. Toasted malts, nice sweetness and a lingering dark malty finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11498) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle, shared with Rockley. Stout-like appearance, with a nice blackened malt aroma and flavour, while maintaining a light-medium body with a crisp clean finish. Bold roast flavours but still maintaining the lager character. Excellent schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8399) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7580) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - 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

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