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RATINGS: 803   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
I get coffee malt carmel and a little toffee from this one but then as it finishes there is a slight coconut. Dark color with malt and honey on the nose. Not too bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (521) - - SEP 14, 2016
Sweet malt. Like toffee and vanilla. Pours like dark coffee with a thin tan head that leaves a ring around the edge. Light to medium bodied. Thinnish mouthfeel. Burnt toast and bitter coffee. In a good way. A clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Some roast and light caramel. Black pour with good head. Light nut. Crisp and caramel finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Dark brown pour. Fairly complex flavor of dark roast, nuts, a little dry. Some fruit in the nose too. Good but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPolenz (1701) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier

AROMA: Fairly generic lager scent; no dark malt or sweetness. Slightly musty, otherwise neutral. 6/12

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red to black proper. Medium dark tan foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Light/moderate dark malt with slight bready quality. Some roasted malt comes through on the second half with a nice (but quick) chocolate flavor. Some dry bitterness is noticeable with mild spicy hop flavor. Bottle may have suffered some heat damage; palette is mild and a tad dirty. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; moderate CO2; not crisp but not viscous like a stout. Smooth texture. Some lingering astringency. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Average example of the style at best. Seems off. 5/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3766) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (763) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (348) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1686) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lutz2jm (274) - 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

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