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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Halloween black orange. Fine, nitro-looking head. Aroma seems strongly suggestive of their dry stout. Malts come across soft and rounded in the flavor, with less than expected roastiness. An odd character of grape continually comes through. Creamy, smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Slight roasty aroma with caramel and a bit of hop. Roasty/caramel/coffee flavor with backing hops. Medium body. Very clean and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2586) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Roasted malt nose, opaque brown color, low biege head. Licorice sweetness, deep roasted malt body. Espresso end that lingers. Thinish body. Good balance and good example of a Schwarzbier from the New World.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear dark brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, light smoke, a hint of espresso and bitter chocolate. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, a hint of coffee and light smoke with a dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Tasted on tap at the Drakes 1st Annual Beer Festival and Washoes Tournament. This Schwarzbier pours a deep brown color from the tap. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied schwarzbier. Malts are roasty and chocolate. Hops are slightly bitter and earthy. Nice balance. Roasty malts really stand out. Crisp and clean. Easy drinking. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
(Draft at brewery). When you can get it, have this bear! Black. Malty aroma with, sometimes, just a hint of diacetyl. Rich, roasty character finishes very smooth. A tasty beverage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Tap. Near opaque, with mahogany around the edges. Not much of a distinguishable aroma, apart from nice sweet maltiness. Finishes a lot like their brown bear, but I’m kind of a sucker for simple dark lagers like this one so chalk up some extra points.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Tap (cask). Very dark brown color with a creamy light brown head. A toasted malt aroma and flavor that is quite assertive. A hint of chocolate and bitter on the palate. Very nice!


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