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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!


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ejdischer (11) - Cromwell, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2008
A great example of the Schwarzbier style. Roasted barley malts come through big time. Not too hoppy. Nice dark color. Could be the best offering from Sam Adams. Tough to find in a six pack but is widely available in the brewmaster’s packs.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yirg (20) - - AUG 10, 2014
355cc bottle poured into glass. Very dark red color, with light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Medium body, high carbonation (a bit too high for my liking). Aroma of malt and citrus. Low bitterness. Nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solvind (4) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Lite aroma. Nesten sort farge, med et fint og svært holdbart skum. Noe røstet. Litt tynn og lett i smaken.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (224) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours close to black, deep dark colour with beige head. Bready, dark roasted, light smokey, dusty malt, bread and burnt sugar in the nose combined with milk chocolate. Roasted malt, rye and break flavour. Mild bitter end with coffee and dusty earthy hobs. Medium body - and soft carbonation. Easy drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkos (188) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Almost pitch black with a medium head, some lacing. Aroma is really dark malty, rye, coffee, mämmi, roast. Hardly a lager considering the aroma. Taste is dark malty, yet drinkable. Rye and dark roast, coffee. Rather dull though, not very fresh. Not a beer of my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Almost completely black pour with tan head. Fresh aroma with brown sugar. Taste has liquorice on quite a light body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Huge tan head, ulti-dark ruby clear body, crocheted laceworks. Aroma; sweet mocca-liquorice, dust, hay, meadow’s flowers. Taste; chocolate malts, hazelnuts, prunes, almond. Nice on palate, slightly slightly watery only. Finishes with chocolate, raisin, nut-sauce, lingering. Fresh tasty beer. Well brewed. [35,5cl br btl, abv4.9%, B@Systembolaget 20kr/2.15€/3$, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (102) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Overall a pleasant beer. A touch of coffee is present in the aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
The body is dark black in color and very nearly opaque with some ruby red highlights along the sides of the glass. There is some visible carbonation near the sides of the glass as well. On top sits a thick tan head with very good retention. It makes some good lace rings on the glass as I drink. The aroma is sweet and bready with some mild hints of smoke and burnt sugar. There is sweet buttery toffee and light caramel notes up front. This gives way to a robust espresso character with a light dusting of bittersweet chocolate. It finishes with some mild hop bitterness and dryness. The palate is medium bodied with a smooth texture and mild yet active carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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