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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A very dark yet surprisingly light-bodied Lager beer, crisp and refreshing with no heaviness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Draft at the Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco. Black with short lived head Roasty, with some chocolate sweetness. Decent. Nice light roasty, almost peaty aroma. Would make for a good session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap around the corner from Russian River while we waited for a table. Thankful the wait was long enough to experience this treat. To my knowledge this is my first dark lager. Dark brown color with tan head, looks and smells as inviting as any stout with notes of chocolate and coffee. Muted bitterness and some sweetness. Sweet coffee malty goodness - clean, clear taste. Very nice. Thanks to kmweaver for leading us here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Draft at Flavor. Deep chocolate brown with dark khaki head. Nice roasted nut, licorice, cocoa nib, faint grassy hop, patent malt. Somewhat creamy mouth feel, perfect carbonation. Roasty, dark nut, slight licorice...all the nose really. Drinks light and sessionable finishes clean with a touch of crisp hops. Could drink many of these.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
One of my favorites. Coffee and chocolate notes. The coffee is more prominent though. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (722) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
A decent black lager. Pours a very nice thick black with a tan head. Not much smell, a little nutty. Taste has nuts, chocolate and vanilla, but not particularly bold or interesting. Had on tap at Hopmonk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (546) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
On tap at Toronado. Aroma is all malt. Light roast and chocolate along with some burnt toast and cracker with a hint of caramel. No diacetyl but there are low esters. Low hop aroma as well. No alcohol. Appearance is dark brown to black with a thin light tan head that recedes to the edges. Flavor is malty sweet with a decent amount of roast an secondary notes of chocolate, burnt toast, a good amount of cracker, and light caramel. Moderate noble hop flavor; some floral spiciness. No diacetyl and a touch of fruity esters, but I could be confusing the eaters with the hops. Hop bitterness is moderate and alcohol notes are not present. Mouthfeel is crisp and light as a lager should be. Medium high carbonation. Low astringency in the finish. Low to medium alcohol heat. Overall I really like this beer. It's an easy drinking dark lager with more character than the Full Sail Dark Session Lager. The hop flavor is perhaps a bit too pronounced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
bad ass - roasty, toasty nose - clean finish, such a badass schwarz. Drink it all day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours black but see through. Amazing chocolate and nutty taste. Seems heavy but I guess it isn't. Super good stout. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft at Toronado, served in a pint glass. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted and roasted malts, nuts, earth, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, toasted nuts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and a splash of root beer. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a roasty, pretty smooth mouthfeel. Really nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is quite roasty with a bit of coffee and some light dark chocolate. The taste is dry and roasty with light coffee and dark bitter chocolate. The finish is dry with some roastiness and a light bitterness. Lingering roastiness. Light body. Medium carbonation. This is quite enjoyable. A light bodied, dry, roasty beer that you can easily have several of. Awesome.


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