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RATINGS: 1878   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!


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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
They nailed this one like I nailed your mom. good skank baby!!! I’m back on board!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUL 14, 2015
LAGERS ARE HEVY TO DRINK AND EVEN HEAVYER THEN PLINY )ITS THE BEST) AND SPECHIAL OCCASHION BEERSAM ADAMS MAKES A GOOD LAGER. ITS LIKE COPORATE FACTORYS IN CHINA NOT RELLY. SOME FLAVERS OF FRUIT AND SPICE LIKE LAGERS. REMBER TO HAVE A EMPTY STOMACHE FOR THIS BIG BEERS.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2015
This lager (although it is black and looks like a stout, it is therefore a lager!) Has a very nice, but brief, light brown foam. It smells very pleasant and sweet of hard roasted malt which does not allow much room for the subtle hop aroma. Furthermore, it smells a bit of English liquorice. It has a deep and protracted flavor of malt tones. Both the sweet caramel malt, but also the more savory malts which together provide a large richness in taste. Mouth feeling is creamy to bold and in the finale comes a gentle, yet sufficiently rich, hop bitterness. This beer lives completely up to its German roots and I really had also expected when it comes from one of the best microbreweries (in my opinion) in the US.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2015
poured from a bottle. Very dark opaque hazelnut brown, thin an head with minimal lacing. Sweet roast and toffee in the nose with some earthy and grass also. Body has moderate carbonation and is slightly thin. A mild roasted malt flavor, slightly nutty and a faint pepper at the end.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
erling1000 (287) - - JUN 12, 2015
A coffee colored black lager with low head. Aroma is caramel, malt, bisquit?, coffee. Taste is bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1467) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle @home. Black. One finger foam. Roasted toffee notes. Smooth milk like mouthfeel. Slight sharp malty bitterness. Fine brew. Feels filling.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Very dark beer that is smooth and has a real roast flavor to it. It is pretty malty and dark.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
Medium to mild roast flavor, not deep. I get the description thing. Mild roast flavors and somewhat watery. Lager like black ale yes. Nothing real memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
soeren_rousing (6) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
En flyvsk øl der er svær at holde i glasset når den varme brise suser på vinterens sidste dag. En røget smag. En kraftfuld udgave af Rehfvindinges Skibsøl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gbgbrouge (339) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from bottle, deep dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is full, with notes of caramel, coffee, fudge and some herbs. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness, a rather light body and a nice bitter sweet after taste. Notes of coffee, some chocolate, liquorice and herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (154) - - FEB 21, 2015
Mörkbrun nästan svart öl med mörkbeige skumkrona. Doft/smak: sötma, rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, karamell och viss rökighet. Mer än ok! Flaska från Systembolaget. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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