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RATINGS: 226   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (546) - 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 (929) - 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 (736) - 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 (2700) - 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 (6509) - 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 (366) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco.
Pours a black colour with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, earth and subtle nuttiness. Flavour of rich roasted malts, grassy hops, nuts and raisins. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a rich malty finish with some roastiness. Rich and good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
A solidly good beer that doesn’t suck, but isn’t great. Porter and lager, together. Dark, interesting, yet light and intended to be ignored. This is interesting in its own right. Notes of cocoa, grain, and nuts with some subdued citrus and a twinge of sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (948) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Near lack pour with tan head that leaves some nice lace. Roasted grain dominates the nose with notes of coffee and something green. Lots of light coffee on the palate with a hint of chocolate and something slightly hoppy. Tasty and easy going. A good session dark.


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