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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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"Combining jet black color with incredibly smooth texture and decadent coffee flavor, BREWTALITY breaks the expectations of both rich espresso and dark beer to create a whole ínuther beast. While brutal in alcoholic strength, this biggie beautifully showcases its roasted malt and coffee flavors without bringing on bitterness and bite. This is the first of two lagers in the series."
Re-released as part of "Alaskaís Most Wanted" Series

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
very sweet, coffee, chocolate, cream, a little roast aroma. very smooth. Taste is spectacular. Smooth, creamy, roasty, chocolate, coffee, sweet, a slight alcohol burn at the end, but just for a moment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that fades instantly. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. The taste adds espresso, an alcohol warm punch, and spice that you feel in your throat and nose for a split second. The finish is a little sweet with strong espresso notes. Smooth lager with a nice kick to it. The mouthfeel is semi-rich with a velvet-like coating, some chocolate. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Sample shared by a friend. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and charred malt. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap at Beermongers. A dark black but you can tell crystal clear like any good lager. Smells like spiced coffee caramel. This thing has a great body for an imperial lager, its sticky and weighty enough to hold the coffee but so crisp and smooth, that is until all the spice and subtleness of the schwarzbier base is washed a way by brutal, bitter, bright espresso. They sure mean what they say with the name. I try to drink this when I can, I love coffee beer and itís probably the most unique use of coffee in a beer Iíve seen. Midnight Sun hardly ever gets enough press for the cool stuff they do. But props to them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Fresh bottle from Windy City. The coffee is great, and I am not a regular drinker. Smooth mouthfeel, gorgeous foamy head and lace sheet. Residual flavours after the roast are licorice and some brown sugar and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1203) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Espresso roast is main aroma. Deep brown with a khaki head that leaves quickly. Roast and rich chocolate flavor. Complex layers of chocolate and velvet texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (985) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. AMW version, 2013. Pours very dark, decent amount of small tan head which dissipates quickly. Aroma as advertised, plenty of coffee, a nutty sweetness kind of like cold brew, with the roasty character of most dark lager/schwarzbiers as well. Body rich and thick with a boozy/sweet/almond finish. Effing delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4002) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryanís on Christmas morning. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of licorice, espresso, and pumpernickel pretzels, Clean roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige / tan head. Aroma brings out lager malt upfront and espresso beans. Flavour brings out some dark berries, espresso beans, and some sweet cocoa. Luscious mouthfeel, bringing out lots of dark fruits and espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (965) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bomber purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($13.99). Pours quite dark brown with only a half finger of tan head that very quickly dissipates. AROMA of espresso (dark and earthy beans), roasted notes, and lots of dark chocolate malts. FLAVOR is full of rich dark high-cacao bakerís chocolate, nutty roasted malts, some vanilla, and a significant dark coffee presence (with a bit of sugar and cream). Semi-sweet and unexpectedly soft on the palate considering how big a beer this is. The high ABV also stays completely concealed. Not sure about the style classification as a schwarzbier (especially with the big ABV), but itís a winner. (98, 826)

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