Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bamberg, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate frothy light beige head, very sticky lacing.   Subtle roasted malt nose, slightly bready, very minor fig/date as well.   Smooth malt body, pale roasted malts, very clean, no residuals.   Mouthfeel is fairly moderate tho.   This one is too easy to drink, a true measure of how good it is.   Probably one of the better ones I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
Bottle with a snappy swing top that poured a deep brown hue with reddish highlights. The beer is topped by a small but tight off-white head that left better than average lacing. The aroma has notes of caramel and nutty malts, rye, dusty yeast esters, prune, and some bittersweet chocolate. The taste starts less sweet than I would have guessed with a bit of acidic fruit snap on top of the rich malts. Grainy and malty throughout this nicely drinkable brew. Light grassy bitterness on the finish which was lively and refreshing on the palate. A nice surprise, I enjoyed this more than expected, worth the $3.50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle (500ml - swing top). Poured very dark brown-mahogany with a huge, thick, creamy-sticky-shiny lasting tan head - nice drapes of lacing. Very dry dark-roast malt aroma, nutty, lactic, some prunes, burnt caramel dark chocolate and yeast. Taste is milder than the aroma promises, nutty roast malt, milk chocolate, hint of woodsmoke, and a bit sour - mouthfeel is slick, creamy, a little watery - nice smooth and creamy linger, not too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of spice, chocolate, some toasted malt, some pepper. Tastes sweet and chocolatey with some tea, and dark fruit present. Rich mouthfeel and a very enjoyable beer. Hard to believer this is an under 5% beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6113) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Swing top ... OK, I didn’t expect this to be a dark beer for some reason. The aroma is smoky and meaty, like beef jerky. But after that promising introduction, the beer falls flat ... literally. Flat and little texture and without any strong flavor components, this settles to be a moderately chocolatey beer with a mild chalkiness and a hint of smoke. (#3086, 9/9/2007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5934) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Light roasty chocolate aroma, also slightly metallic. Pours super dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is roasty, slightly sweet malt with a light bitterness in the finish. Clean crisp finish. Light with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5766) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
If it comes in a flip top bottle, its got to be calssy, right? Right? Reddish brown, luxoriously thick tan head. Toasty, spicy aroma. Faint pine flavors mix with pepper, water cracker and fresh bread aromas. Well blended together, but nothing really stands out. Well made and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Very nice pour, a mahogany dark enough to seem almost black, capped by a tall tan head that pasted heavy lacing to the sides of the glass. The aroma has chocolate, dark roasted malt, nuts, and the slightest hint of herbal/grassy hops. Rich malty flavor, grain and dark bread dough, milk chocolate, a soft spiciness... i.e., good stuff. It finishes both sweet and mildly dry. A very quaffable lager.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Toasted malt, lightly nutty with a note of peat. Simple bitter with chocolate sweet malty accents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Dark mahogany, nice head and lacing. Nose of sweet grapes and malt; reminds me of all of the clean german style japanese beers? Thin and malty with lots of roast and nice maltiness and finish. Good.

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