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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle picked up at BW due to the reputation of Sprecher. Pours a deep, dark color with a good tan head. Looks good after the pour. Aroma smells similar to a stout: chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee hints, as it warms has a burnt hickory smell. And the taste is very good, smooth and slightly sweet up front, and then a warm and light bitterness at the end. This is a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2013
faint smell of mushrooms and must on the nose. Dark lager tastes smooth and has hints of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4504) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
9/VI/13 - 16Fl. Oz. bottle @ my parents’ place - BB: n/a (2013-547) Thanks to BelvidereIPA for the trade!

Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, grains, chocolate, caramel, hay, lactose sugar. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: mocha, roasted flavours, bit sweet, caramel, sourish, pretty sharp. Aftertaste: hoppy bitterness, coffee, caramel, some milk chocolate, bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
16oz bottle, shared with Dan. Code on botttle is "000038914FL930601237". Black color. Thin light brown head. Couple loose bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Roast malts, light coffee. Light bitter taste, moderate sweet in the finish. Dan says some burnt bread. Solid schwarzbier, but still just alright for me. .. Wish it was more bitter, maybe.. Got a bit sweet in the end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (679) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2624) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (486) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (951) - , 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3755) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (964) - 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.

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