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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it an all-time brewery favorite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BadgerSid (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
I think this is the Best beer brewed in Wisconsin, a Caramel/Coffee mix with chocolate Maltness, great with a steak and creamy like a great dessert!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Aroma smells of beer water. Little to no carbonation. Nice dark malt flavor with very little hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Sample. Very dark brown with off white head. Roast aroma. Roast and slight coffee taste. Very very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (119) - - AUG 19, 2014
Appearance: Black body with a gorgeous creamy light tan head. It leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma: Earthy and but predominantly spicy noble hop scent. I pick up a hint of caramel in the background as well. The scent of this beer isn’t that strong, so I really have to get my nose close to it to draw out the aromas. Taste: Light roasted flavor, a bit of charcoal but only a light bitterness at the back of the tongue. The bitterness does linger though. Some of the hops come through as a bit spicy and it does a good job of increasing the richness of the beer. Palate: The beer has a fairly strong presence on the palate without being heavy. It’s like eating a piece of steak with a well-crusted exterior. It finishes medium-dry leaving just a touch of softness after a sip. It does have a bit more of a sweeter mouthfeel than I would want. Overall: I think this is a good beer. It has a good balance of roasted flavor and hop spice to make it well worth drinking. It is a very clean beer, having only flavors that I would expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Nice beer. Aromas are bubblegum and coffee. Flavors are toasty and coffee driven. A nice schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (935) - - AUG 2, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy khaki/tan head. Aroma is lots of malt with caramel and coffee. Taste is all about the malt. Caramel, roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some green, grassy/floral hop flavor. Has a nice, light sweet taste that is balanced by the coffee bitterness. A light medium, slightly slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours an opaque dark brown with a big khaki head that settles to a dollop with nice thick lacing. Aroma is savory and sweet with molasses, light chocolate, smoke, roast and umami. Taste is similar with the molasses sweetness and mild chocolate that gives way to the savory and woody campfire smoke. Roasted malt and charred flavors also add some bitterness. Finishes with some savory and charred bitter character. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a light/medium body and low carbontion. Really nice rich flavors that dont overwhelm. Lighter body helps to make the beer drinkable while the flavors make it seem more substantial. Well crafted. Would be great with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
As far as schwarzbiers go, this is pretty decent. Fully roasted nose as expected with moderate burnt coffee notes. Drinks similar with a slight sweetness to the finish. I dig it for sure. Lighter medium body but totally drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (202) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pitch black, medium head, ultra smooth with malty coffee backdrop. The beer is a couple years old and very nicely aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 20, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/near black with light passing as light brown hues. Head leaves slight lacing. Aroma is malt and cereal, and a hint of roast complexity. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate, with a touch of molasses. Nice.

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