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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4445) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours nearly black, rubied.....with a huge, cascading dark tan head. Aroma is malt, cola, smoky dark chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, roast, malt............. very light. Needs more muscle, overall, but very tasty, just a wee bit too light and mild.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1753) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Taste is very sweet malty and grass hop

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly settling white head. Aroma is rasted, mildly burnt, with a malty bread background. Flavor is malty, mildly roasted up front with a caramel/toffee finish. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp texture. An interesting dark lager, first I’ve reviewed of this style. Appreciate this beer a lot more than when I first tried it several years ago.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft sample at Wigwam beer fest. Very tasty schwarzbier that was actually refreshing on a warm day in Phoenix. Nice roasty notes but it maintained a lighter mouthfeel too. Very sessionable at 4BV too. I always appreciate well made lager.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
355 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours dark wooden brown, almost black, with a rather small frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, tiny sour and malty with dark bread, bread spices, lemon zest, overripe mango, cereal, roasted malts, liquorice root, burnt cookies and hints of lemon essence and laundry detergent. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with dark bread, lemon zest, cereal, roasted malts, biscuits, liquorice root, caraway, black tea, charred wood and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with dark bread, roasted malts, liquorice root, lemon zest, wood and burnt cookies. nicely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle share from Jim thanks! Pours a clear black brown with a slight head. Not much in the scent department but I do get smoke and chocolate malts. Taste is unexpectedly refreshing... Smokey and light chocolate malts. Like a lite porter.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On draught at Copper Creek - Salt Lake. Intense roasted aromas. Pours an opaque black color with thick off-white head. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark malt flavor balance. Non-harsh roasted malt flavors. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
5/1/13. On tap at Bad Habitz in Valdosta. Schwarzbier? Ok... listed at bar as black IPA. I hate bars. Deep brown pour with a nice khaki head that laces. Mild chocolate and roast in the aroma with some citrus and bitter kick. Rich bitter hop kick with some roast and chocolate/coffee. Definitely approaching brown IPA category (regardless of yeast). Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Sydtembolaget, thanks to Dazz3. Clear dark amber/brown beer with a nice brownish head. Malty fruity aroma, roasted notes, caramel, coffee notes. Roasted coffee, flavor, caramel, tar, soot, dark fruits, chocolate, dark bread.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (422) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap. Pours a weak black with a flavor to match. It had a bit of roasted malt flavor, but it just tasted thin. Flavors that work well in an imperial stout don’t work in a watery beer like this.


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