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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Deep, dark color - hints of chocolate and coffee on the nose, and a full, rich satisfying long finish, make this the perfect beer for hearty dishes; stews; chilis, wild game gumbo and other full flavored, hearty dishes. It is made with the four classic ingredients: barley, American hops, yeast, and pure Texas Hill Country water. It is a celebration of beer the way it was made 100 years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fritzsch (1) - Kerrville, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
Full flavored and smooth with minimal if any aftertaste. Great dark beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a cola colored with a thick tan head. aroma is a lot of chocolate, caramel, very sweet, and very nutty. Taste is rather complex, you taste the chocolate, dark roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbrew (8) - Yacolt, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2013 does not count
Appologies to those who rated this beer lower but this is a real surprise. Mouthfeel is unsurpassed & etherially smooth dark malts sing a symphony on my palette. Who would have thunk such a complex satisfying beer could come out of the real heart of Texas? How could ANY beer this tasty come in at only 5.5%? Whoever brewed this is the real thing and I would be honored for you to pour Lobo Negro at my funeral. Thank you for this moment. Bob Brewer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours deep dark brown with a hint of ruby when held up to the light. Very interesting nose of mocha, coffee, caramel, dark toasty bread and a trailing hint of the lager yeast. Smooth initial flavors of roasted barley and lager yeast but that fades quickly and morphs into slightly bitter sweet coffee taste and a hint of Minty citrus hops on the palate. Wow! Overall, this is veddy tasty... I didn’t expect much but this is definitely a very solid beer. I look forward to trying more of their brews...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4739) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, pear, apple, toast, toffee, biscuit, molasses, nuttiness, light roast, floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malt notes with light yeast fruitiness. Taste of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light nuttiness, pear, apple, light roast, floral, and earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light fruits, light nuttiness, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt flavors with light-moderate fruitiness; with good complexity and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an damn nice dunkel lager! Great balance and robustness of malt flavors with moderate fruitiness; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one; one of the better examples in the style I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bzoot (5) - Lake Jackson, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
I’m not big on black lagers, but this is the first one that I absolutely love. Full of flavors. Very smooth. A must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 7/16 re-rerate. kept at 3.8; this is a good solid brew... some nice characteristics of darker beers - nuts, chocolate, roast, but not a heavy beer. will be in rotation! .................................................. at restaurant in Fredricksburg. WOW - very surprised; this is a damn good brew!! a little chocolate and roast in aroma. dark pour with light ruby on edges. very smooth with med-thick palate. taste is like aroma - very good brew!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
simple yet super tasty and easy to put down .. . i’m heavy into staying alive .. . deep chestnut .. mild foam .. . cereal, nuts, and some wood .. . good .. . . changed my mind!! i want my bacon!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (794) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2015
It poured a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt. The flavor is chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours a deep dark with a little beige lacing. Nice aroma of coffee, chocolate malts. Tastes of coffee and coco with some earthiness at the end. A pretty easy to drink well brewed.

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