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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Santo is a black Kölsch, which technically doesn’t exist as a style, but this is as close as we can come to describing it. Essentially it is brewed using a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. It is light bodied and floral yet with a distinct dark malt flavor. Our goal was to create a dark yet refreshing beer that would pair perfectly with a plate of enchiladas. The label artwork is by Houston artist Carlos Hernandez who is known for his Day of the Dead Rock Star series of paintings and prints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle @ home, thanks to a chill dude. Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Toffee, light cocoa, cola, dark chocolate, and some grass in the nose. A bit on the sweet side. Nice brown sugar / burnt sugar taste. Some nice herbal and grassy hoppy notes. Kind of a good beer but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
First Saint Arnold product I’ve tried. Set the bar high for all their products. Was definitely not what I expected when I tried it for the first time and I was surprised

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (363) - - SEP 17, 2014
Nice lacing. Very malty. Slight spicy note in the finish. Not bad, but not a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle via trade. Watery cola looking pour. Thin highly carbonated palate. Stale malts and maybe tea? Not really digging this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at Barley Oak. Clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee grounds. Taste is light bodied straw and hay. Like a black IPA in reverse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Itzjerm (1396) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
This has nothing like a kolsch existing. Over carbonated. Thin lasting head. Not sweet or floral. Good example of a ruined kolsch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - on tap. Dark brown pour, decently thick off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is slightly nutty with some cola accents. Flavo is kind of bland, some light nuttiness, a brief wisp of chocolate and potting soli, but not too much going on here. Smooth mouthfeel - overall not very schwarzbier-like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Sweaty, malty, aroma reminds me of English pale ale. Dark root beer brown. Clear. Big whitish head. Pretty bland and watery. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Tap. Pours deep clear amber red, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey, caramel, grass. Flavor follows, light sweet, little bitterness, a bit smokey, smoked caramel. Medium body. Points for originality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
The beer most resembles a porter in my opinion. It is malty and medium-bodied with characteristics of a dark lager in carbonation and finish but the hop level and maltiness of a porter. An interesting and pleasant brew.

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