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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A very dark yet surprisingly light-bodied Lager beer, crisp and refreshing with no heaviness.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (581) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Deep black with little to no head. S- Roasted malt, coffee, hints of vanilla. T- Tastes very rich, burnt toast, coffee, deep roasted notes. M- Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. D- I get this whenever I see it on tap. It was listed as 4.2% alcohol on the menu and I can’t think of another 4.2% beer with this much flavor or character. Highly recommended.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
forkwhy (1) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Smell is very roasty chocolate coffee with smoke, not to be confused with smoke in a smoked beer. Mouthfeel is nice and light like what you would expect from a clean lager or as clean as you can get with this style of beer. Although I would say technically this is a schwartzbier I would rather call it an American black lager. The flavor profile is way more intense than a german black beer, tastes just like it smells. To me this is my go to beer in the Bay Area.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at Toronado. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are both of burnt wood, chocolate, creamer, and coffee. Light bodied and light finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Black with a foamy tan head. Creamy and roasty aroma. Smooth creamy roasty nutty taste. Silky smooth body. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
On tap at Toronado San Francisco, pours black with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Aroma of light coffee, some toasted malt, charcoal, and bitter unsweetened cocoa powder. Flavour is similar, with a wonderful balance of unsweetened cocoa powder and black coffee grounds. Exceedingly dry and fairly light on the palate, making this very easy to drink. Wonderful stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A dark beer with a tan head. A sweet caramel aroma with a little bit of coffee. Smokey, roast flavors of coffee, walnuts, caramel, and bread. Refreshing and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (970) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Toronado, SF. Black with a short light brown head. Aroma is malty and contains some nice dark fruit notes. Long, delicious chocolatey taste. Additional notes of tobacco along with a black cherry fruitiness. Very good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Tap. Pour is dark with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and burnt wood. Taste is coffee, dry, musty. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (572) - - AUG 3, 2013
Had a pint on tap at Toronado in SF. Very interesting -not too smoky, light and refreshing, quite dark and toasty.


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