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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
We are pleased to share our innovative black Pilsner, Pils-Noir. Made from Pearl (Winter) barley, malted for us by Munton’s, CaraMalt and Crystal malts, prepared using our unique, husk-free milling process. We then naturally darken the beer using the classic Czech technique of decoction mashing. Hopped with Oregon Willamette, Mt. Hood and Washington hops, and finished with noble Czech Saaz for a fine aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 aroma has a slightly skunky, grassy middle of the road pilsner character with some bread and cocoa in the background. flavor is simple and quite nice with mild pilsner qualities up front and a toasty chocolate background-flavors seem to come in stages-very clean and compact palate-bitter side of the hops washes out some of the toastiness though-overall, does what its supposed to...good flavor for a lighter beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1252) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Appearance is dark. Vanishing off-white head. Aroma is grass, roast, hops, malt. Taste is same. Body is full and roastiness is char - level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (5777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft in Newtown, PA. Black color, thin white head. Aroma is mild chocolate, burnt grain and Saaz hops. Flavor shows an abundance of lingering Saaz hop bitterness that gives a dry texture. Simple and easy to drink and tries to be like the better German examples but... Really isn’t.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5232) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a deep dark blackish/brown center with super deep reddish/brown edges under a larger foamy super light beige head. Aroma is sort of weak, light dusty chocolate, touch of grains, dry grassy hops. Thinner almost watery body with average carbonation, quicker fading aftertaste. Flavof of dark breads, medium toast, light earthiness, touch of dirty orange rind. Meh, okay but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a khaki head. The aroma is malty with some black cherry, hints of sweet cocoa and root beer. The flavor is dark toasted bread, spicy hops and more hints of caramel and black cherry. Nice dry finish. This seems like a pretty good example of a Schwarzbier to me. Another good beer from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Interesting chocolate color, with a tan head. There’s almost a little bit of chocolate in the aroma, too. Despite the preamble, this drinks with a tight character, indeed a bit pilsner-y. There is a lurking schwarz-like thing in the the initial whiff and then again in the background, but its a light quaffable thing in the end. Interesting. (#5766, 10/2/2014)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (459) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours red brown, one finger head, good retention but no lacing. Aroma of chocolate and light licorice. Tastes very sweet. Highly carbonated, thin body, watery mouth feel. Finishes sweet with sour off notes. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness and light licorice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of roasted malt and cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle, drank from a pint glass. Pours a dark, chocolatey color. The head is lacey with a carmel color. Aromas of chocolate and malts. I wish this beer tasted as good as it smells and looks! Looks super delicious but tastes like a pilsner ultra light... Malt-water...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola pour with a big mocha head. Sweet bread, floral, caramel, cookie. Light body with light carbonation. Easy to drink. Not exciting but not offensive. Nice beer

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