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This is a traditional German style dark lager beer. Flavors of chocolate or coffee are common, but usually subtle. Just because the beer is dark, doesn’t mean that the flavors are. Expect the beer to be opaque and black, as the name would imply.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4004) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Always excited to try another Duck Rabbit beer. Pours a dark copper that sits black in the glass. Wisps of a light tan head show on their on and a swirl of the glass reveals a creamy one finger head of the same color. Nose shows some burnt popcorn and toast. Sweet caramelly notes jump in and out and grain isn’t too hard to pick up. The flavor is dominated by roasted grain. Hop presence is very balanced and mildly present with some spicy notes. Some sweet malt flavors show with warmth. Also notice some mild astringency, not sure if it is from grain or hop. Palates is nicely balanced with showings of grain roast and sweetness along with a spicy hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Very dark, almost black with some amber light. Small creamy, foamy lacing. Coffee dominates aroma, with some hazelnut. Short tasting with coffee bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGB (505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Near black, with minimal head, copper at edges. Smells like coffee and ash with chocolate nuts. Taste is smokey and burnt with strong coffee/mocaish flavor, very light on the tongue, tastes kind of like a porter. Finish is bitter quite like black coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (3752) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Moderately strong coffe and oak nose. Cola colored with no head. Uncomplicated flavor of charred oak. Bark finish. Flat soda mouthfeel. Pretty straightforward, nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Not what I was expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 4.0 (thanks dkachur!). Enjoy by Nov 2009, so we are 2 months away. Pours a near black with an average beige head. Nose is strong toasted/roasted and burnt malts, coffee, smoke. Taste is like it smells, with some chocolate, licorice and ash. Body is light/medium, carbonation moderate. This is a really tasty beer, i like!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2009
2009 Bottle - Thanks dchmela! - Pours a thin black with a small beige head...aroma is smokey and roasty, dk malt and some bitter cocoa...flavour is similar, cocoa and coffee, smoke with some sweet malt...tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of roast, toasty, chocolate, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of the same roastiness, chocolate, lighter coffee, and toasted caramel. A very nice and enjoyable Schwarzbier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted and burnt malts, slight chocolate and a hint of caramel. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of light chocolate, roasted and burnt malts, light cream, and slight caramel. Medium body. Tingly, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, slight chocolate, slight cream, and hint of caramel finish is lightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Dark brown/black. Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Flavor is more of the same; very malty and roasty with just enough bitterness to let you know the hops are there. Just a hint of dark fruit, that reminds me of the DR Baltic Porter. Light-medium body with a very dry, clean finish. Perfect dark beer for the summer months. This is a top notch brew and will keep me content until their Baltic rears it’s head this fall.

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