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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1651) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque brown with a slight amount of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of caramel and malts with a nice coffee aftertaste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of roasted malts, bits of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter roast taste and a touch of hops on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3516) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at the Harvest Lounge in the Sheraton Madison Hotel. (WI.) Possessed a clear but deep black/brown hue, with a presentably creamy, tan, and tight bubbled layer of head foam, and sheet-like cling to the lacing. The nose was sweet & malty, with notes of caramel, light coffee, toffee, and slight dark fruit. Medium bodied, with decent liveliness to the carbonation, a nicely creamy texture added to the mouthfeel. The taste included a roasted & earthy bitterness, with dryness, and slight woodiness to the finish. A respectable Dark Lager.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (744) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is faint roasted malt. Flavor is roasted water. Thin and lacking depth. Don’t get why people think this is good. Not a drainpour but not much more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (326) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Deep dark reddish brown beer with a medium foamy tan head. Rich nose of cafe au lait, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is even richer with the coffee flavors more on the bitter side and some black strap molasses coming through as well. With a high carbonation, this is more easy drinking than others with flavors as bold. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1590) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Black with ruby highlights, solid one-finger head and moderate lace. Roasted coffee aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate powder, dark fruit, and smoke on the palate. Medium body, generous carbonation, very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (245) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Roasted malt taste mild chocolate and coffee followed by a lingering almost smoke taste. Got better the warmer it got. A little bit to much co2. Good

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (432) - - FEB 25, 2016
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tint. Not much of a nose. Taste is some cocoa, roasted malts - nice flavor, but much, much lighter than a stout. Really good schwarzbier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Saturday Shirt. Served in a pint glass. Dark brown to black in color. Tannish head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Some espresso and chocolate notes as well. Taste has some bittersweet chocolate elements and roasty, nutty characteristics. It has a pleasant, fuller mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer overall. Probably a shining example of the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beastwhite315 (28) - - DEC 22, 2015
I found this beer to be a little smokey for my liking. Well balance of chocolate and roasted flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Tap, restaurant, Wisconsin Dells. Opaque brown. Sweet aroma, molasses and chocolate. Balanced flavour. More chocolate and mild hops. Very drinkable.


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