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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A top-fermented, dark ale brewed in the true German style. Made with Pale 2-row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate and Black barley malts, this is a full-bodied ale that offers great depth. The word ‘delicious’ doesn’t do this beer justice.
Now available as a Winter seasonal in November and December.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4320) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Decent maltiness, easy to drink ale. Not especially great but a decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: A beautiful dark brown pour with auburn highlights and topped by a finger of creamy beige head. Aroma is malty... sort of sweet, but nothing more stands out. Maybe some light toffee and chocolate. The flavor is where this brew thrives: Sweet and malty with citrus, caramel, and chocolate. Earthy with just a bit of citrus hops. Just a small amount of roast and nuts. Rich, but increadibly easy drinking. Pairs well with Reese’s Pieces.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
This was a definite winner. Pours a dark brown with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Roasted hops and caramel flavor with a nice chocolaty caramel finish. The best schell brew by far!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (611) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
From a 3+ year old bottle my dad had tucked in the back of his beer fridge. Had no aroma left. Taste was primarily of roast but had a light enough mouthfeel and low bitterness so it wasn’t overwhelming. Also some sweetness which made it go down better than I expected. However, nothing to write home about. Was pretty flat which I assume was due to the age of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark chocolate brown pour with a creamy tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma, flavor is more of the same. Creamy mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate finish. VERY easy drinking beer with some great flavor to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Color is a dark mocha brown. Thin light tan head the fizzles down quickly. Smell is of dry roasted malts and slight hints of chocolate. Taste is very similiar, very malty. Hints of dark chocolate also. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Goes down nice. This is an easy to drink beer for it being dark. Also, it only has 5.1% so you can enjoy a few of these. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-23-2008 05:09:37

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild nose of chocolate malt and maybe some dark fruit. Medium bodied, rich chocolate malt flavor, and a little carbonation poking through. Could drink a bunch of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Love this beer.... A fantastic mix of Alt and almost porter like depth. One of my personal favs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmbeer (1287) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Guerde, THANKS! Served in proper glassware- poured a near black when held to a light source, non transparent, low carbonation, white ring for a head around the glass, sits very still in the glass. Aroma of a toasted malt, mixed notes of carmel and hops. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is very present and delightful- simply delicious, middle holds up well, a bit of vanilla, earth, and faint sweetness on the finish. Delighting surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4907) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2010
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black-red color. Thin, oily head. Rich and malty, a tad more roasty than the real thing perhaps. While I’d be reluctant to call it world-class, this is a great session beer. Lots of caramel and chocolate malt tones on top of a smooth easy medium body. Some background balancing hops are blanketed in the syrupy malt. A little sticky, but a great beer for an Alt fan like myself.

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