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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

tone77's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Shared with Strykzone on Facevbook Chat. In the glass it was dark brown near black with a tan head. Nose of burnt malts. Light to medium body. Smooth lager mouth feel. Flavor is the burnt malts, some fruit, coffee, chocolate, and earth. Some sourness appears. As it warms some nuts appear in the bitter finish. Quite OK but I could have done without the sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6761) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. He in his camper in Idaho and I at home. Looks clear and very dark black with a little amber. A bumpy tan head. A lot of earthiness in both aroma and flavor. Fruit is citrus and the beer is spicy. Lots of malts here, too. Some of them are roasty. There could be something like oatmeal, too. My only negative is a persistent sourness that is off putting. Not enough strong positives here to put this over the top but it is a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6258) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
From a bomber. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9610) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2015
22oz bottle 8/19/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-43° in Lager Glass-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown, clear. Small tan head. Nose has chocolate, touch of metallic roastiness. Taste is roasty, chocolate, light metallic. Bitter finish. Nice schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutch23mp (314) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz bomber poured into dimpled mug head disappeared quickly. Strong taste of carbonation very strong sweet malt taste with hints of chocolate and coffee. Not much on the hops. Okay beer but not over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3882) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. A one finger white foamy head rises atop of a semi-dark brown to black colored body. Light speckled lacing graces around the glass. The smell has a burnt chocolate to semi-cake like quality and a slight creaminess. A slight vanilla displaces the chocolate as it warms. The taste is semi-sweet with a gentle roast and a delicate porter-esque mild creaminess to roll into the aftertaste and lead to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body and has a soft carbonation to allow a gentle creaminess rolling all around. Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good Schwarzbier I could have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12907) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14666) - 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.

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