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RATINGS: 1853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This traditional lager is medium in body with a deep roasted character. Its dark color and rich malty flavor come from specially roasted caramel and chocolate malts. This brew is lightly hopped with Noble Bavarian hops for a soft spiciness and a smooth clean finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
10/5/2011. 12 oz. bottle from a mixed case. Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel and chocolate. Caramel flavors with spice and dark fruit. Light hoppy finish. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; cola with thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and biscuit with a bit of roast and an average mouthfeel. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (661) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A new style for me that I will drink more of. Pour is black with a large tan head. Aroma is lite and pleasant with malt and a little coffee. It’s like a stout made for summer all the flavors in a great stout but litter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (698) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Another so so average beer from Sam Adams. Matching Beer Advocate rating. Don’t remember it much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (2084) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Black. Good roasted, chocolate, nose with coffee in it. Thinnish body, but quite flavourful. Soft roasted malts, some chocolate. Overall a nice schwarz. Drinkable, nice. Has some bulkyness to it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance- Dark brown with a slight red tint. Nice tan head light lacing Aroma- Clean roasted malty smell T/P- dark dry roast flavor, slightly over carbonated. Somewhat heavy on the back end Overall- Not bad, I would not turn it down if offered to me, and may buy again in a variety pack. I would not go out and search for a six pack of it.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Aroma smells like cold coffee. Poured black. Taste is watery with a little roasted flavor in there. Not really that great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark clear ruby pour with a small tan foam on top. Burnt toast. Medium roast cold coffee. Tootsie Rolls. Mostly dry. Missing some of the fuller toasted wheat notes that appear in traditional Schwarzbier. At only 4.9% ABV it it a more interesting alternative than a standard lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1935) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Clear very dark amber with a good ivory head and splotches of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt with overtones of black coffee and hops. Large for such a low abv, to the point that one is enough. Decent brew, better for sipping than sessioning.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mcbertola (103) - BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2013
Cerveja muito boa, teor alcoólico baixo, bom drinkability e saborosa que lembra caramelo e malte torrado. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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