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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pours black, almost opaque, medium off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little sweet. Flavor is bitter from roasted malts up front. Similar taste to aroma, little caramel in there too. It’s a bit overly sweet on the finish. Pretty decent though.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1992) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
16 oz draft pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, raisins and coffee. Taste is malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Growler from Whole Foods. Pours a deep brown, going into black, good head. Light aroma, faintly of milk chocolate and bread. Flavor matches, but with a good bit of floral hop on the finish. Very enjoyable brew. Probably a bit better than this score indicates.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black as you might expect, with a touch of cherry in the light. Creamy tan head that fades to a coating. Minimal wet lacing. Aroma is pleasant earthy chocolate roasted malt and caramel. Molasses and a touch of raisin. Taste is also earthy; coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. A bit nutty and sour. Decent bitterness as well to close. Roasty and bitter notes dominate but are balanced by some sweetness. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours dark like coffee or cola with a half inch tan head that is quite dense. The aroma is that of rich toasted malts. Hints of coffee and espresso come through. Rich and malty tasting, roasted. Tastes similar to a porter. Tastes and feels like a lager. Everything about this beer suggests that it is a porter. In a blind test taste you would too, but as the beer warms up the lagerness comes into play. As schwarzbiers go, this is definitly tops. Drink well my friends.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of coffee, liqurice and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1023) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, nuts, some dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour is malty and roasty with some hop bitterness in the finish. Surprisingly refreshing and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty coffee aroma with some dark fruits and earthy hints. Sweet chocolate malts with a roasted malt and mild coffee bitterness at the end. Thin bodied and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2013) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Fyldig lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, lakris, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, mørke bær. Sødmerik smak med preg av mørkbrent malt, humle, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, litt mørke bær og svidd gummi. Middels bitterhet og lengde. God.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1884) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with some deep red. Minimal head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a surprising amount of roast. Flavor is a little smoke, coffee, and maybe some dark chocolate. Delicious, if a little high in alcohol. I’d love to have something a little more sessionable with this flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Tap. Pours deep reddish black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses. Flavor is light sweet, minimally bitter. Medium body.


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