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RATINGS: 775   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft. Black with small tan head. Slight aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Medium body with roasted malts, toffee, and malt sweetness.Slight bitterness from roasted malts.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Defining American Schwarz. Roasty, chocolatey, lightly bitter coffee. Easily drinkable. A strangely incredible beer to come from such a confusing brewery. Sprecher alternates between the great and the godawful like no other brewery I can think of save Short’s.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft. Completely black color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste has roasted coffee grounds. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Black pour, creamy tan head. Nose is dark roasted malt. Bittersweet. Middle is chocolate, coco, and blackened grain. Finish is sweet and somewhat bitter. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft. Black color with some deep ruby color. Dark tan head with some lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee notes. Toasted malt with caramel and chocolate notes with hint of coffee and some bitterness Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Lingering roasted malt and chocolatey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BadgerSid (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
I think this is the Best beer brewed in Wisconsin, a Caramel/Coffee mix with chocolate Maltness, great with a steak and creamy like a great dessert!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (255) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Aroma smells of beer water. Little to no carbonation. Nice dark malt flavor with very little hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (612) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Sample. Very dark brown with off white head. Roast aroma. Roast and slight coffee taste. Very very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (77) - - AUG 19, 2014
Appearance: Black body with a gorgeous creamy light tan head. It leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma: Earthy and but predominantly spicy noble hop scent. I pick up a hint of caramel in the background as well. The scent of this beer isn’t that strong, so I really have to get my nose close to it to draw out the aromas. Taste: Light roasted flavor, a bit of charcoal but only a light bitterness at the back of the tongue. The bitterness does linger though. Some of the hops come through as a bit spicy and it does a good job of increasing the richness of the beer. Palate: The beer has a fairly strong presence on the palate without being heavy. It’s like eating a piece of steak with a well-crusted exterior. It finishes medium-dry leaving just a touch of softness after a sip. It does have a bit more of a sweeter mouthfeel than I would want. Overall: I think this is a good beer. It has a good balance of roasted flavor and hop spice to make it well worth drinking. It is a very clean beer, having only flavors that I would expect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1847) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Nice beer. Aromas are bubblegum and coffee. Flavors are toasty and coffee driven. A nice schwarzbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (649) - - AUG 2, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy khaki/tan head. Aroma is lots of malt with caramel and coffee. Taste is all about the malt. Caramel, roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some green, grassy/floral hop flavor. Has a nice, light sweet taste that is balanced by the coffee bitterness. A light medium, slightly slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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