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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Was surprised when this beer popped on the shelf of a local store. I had only ever seen the ginger ales in Atlanta. Knowing the reputation of this beer, I was quick to grab it. Pours black with whitish tan head. The scent has a faint hint of chocolate. The taste is just slightly sweet with a refreshing bitter bite showing up on the back end. Bottle - Intown Market Grant Park - Atlanta, GA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Had a draft of this one at Mars Cheese Castle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet and chocolate taste. Oily. Slight hops and bitterness. Very good and never knew I like this style

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (465) - Madison, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours dark black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of hoppy hints. Chocolate, coffee, and caramel also dominate. Balanced sweet taste with a bit of a bitter finish make for an overall very enjoyable beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (934) - , 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 (3722) - - 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 (919) - 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 (3845) - 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 (2213) - 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 (2399) - 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 (2192) - 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.


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