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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (894) - , Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
from trade with umich03jm. nice dark pour. aroma of malt, nuts and cocoa nibs. taste is similar - very smooth; 3 on palate but outside of that this is a semi porter - soft carbonation. good stuff; thanks Jason!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3666) - - MAY 12, 2013
bottle. near black, ruby highlights, clear, small tan head. chocolate and nougaty, tootsie roll aroma. intense, robust flavor with lots of chocolate, cocoa, caramel. medium to full, smooth lager body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. American pint glass. Deep brown pour, opaque. Tan thick head. Very aggressive aroma of chocolate, coffee, and deep roasted malts. The taste is complex with coffee dominant, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Mouth is very smooth with a creamy finish. Aftertaste is sweet and slight bitter like coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3720) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, blackish in color, the head is ok and peanut colored. The smell is roasty, malts, coffee, chocolate, and nice. The taste is roasty, malt, chalk, dark chocolate, coffee, and cola.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Medium bodied. Deeply roasted malts. Chocolate is the predominate flavor, but there is a touch of coffee and nuts. Somewhat earthy tones as well. Slightly sweet. Somewhat porter like. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
The beer has a near black body with a soft, creamy, khaki colored head. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, charred malt, a bit of dark fruits, bread. Nice flavor. Easy to drink. Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. A touch of molasses in the flavor as well. A solid example of the style. I would drink this again.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
some acrid charcoal this brew is not heavy in the body except for some substantial foam. German pepper like hop character and sweetish creamy malt. a bit of coffee, anisette, and cocoa in the flavor. nice and not overdone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Grain and smoke nose. Smooth smokey flavor. Kinda like a smoked black ipa. Really solid

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
It tastes like a smoked piece of meat straight up. Very good, very heavy, complex.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Clear, very dark amber with a nice, but short-lived tan head, and dots of lace. Clean brisk malt with a bit of caramel grows through the palate to a carbonated bitter finish. Very straight forward with a big flavor that somehow lacks in richness (must be the 6% abv). Not a problem. It drinks well.


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