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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1325) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2015
The beer pours a clear reddish brown with a huge khaki head that fades slowly. The aroma blends roasted malts and lager yeast, and the taste is mildly umami and a touch sour with a malty aftertaste that is slightly roasty. The palate fuses a medium body, slick texture, and a soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4574) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours quite reddish dark with a soapy beige head. The aroma has smooth roasted malt, dark chocolate, light apple, a bit of spice and some English earthy yeastiness. Pretty nice. It has a fairly light body with a mild amount of somewhat sharp carbonation. The taste is a bit of a toned down version of the aroma with more of a dryness, sharper cocoa presence and some woodiness. The finish has a bit more of the woody earthy hops. Pretty good schwartz.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct malt taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
From Notes........ Pours black with good head........................................

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (305) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Aroma is sweet toffee, coffee and milk chocolate. Appearance is dark mahogany reddish black. Taste is caramel chocolate coffee sweetness with a hint of nutty roasty smoke. Palate is medium light. You can tell this is a small beer but still with some body. Overall an impressive small beer. Large complex flavor and quite drinkable. One of the best low gravity beers Iv had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
texrx (37) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pour: Dark brown with a big tan head. Smell: herbal & floral hops, lager yeast, light malt, charcoal. Taste: roasty and malty w/ a decent amount of hops. Very light chocolate and espresso notes Tart, semi dry finish-not too bitter. Very light and easy to drink. A good beer. :)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Black w not much head. First hit on the nose is roasted coffee and chocolate that dissipated as the head went. Not much subsequent aroma. Umami and perhaps a little sooty in the mouth. Malt coffee chocolate smokey but not as strong or syrupy as an imperial stout. Retains some of the lightness of a larger. Great beer when u want a black full flavor beer but not a heavy stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1233) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Nice beer. Deviates slightly from the style. No real hint of aroma. Very dark brew with a tan head. Medium weight with strong carbonation. Nice flavor of roasted and hoppy, almost like a black IPA and schwarzbier blended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (511) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Very dark brown brew with a 2 finger head of off white foam sitting atop. Bitter roasted malt in the smell with string hints of smoke. The bitter could be some hop character as well, I suppose. Roasted malt, bitter hops, definite flavours of smoke that compliment. There’s some real harmony going on with this black lager. It has a creamy mouthfeel. Very good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pleasing aroma, chocolate syrup and some coffee notes. Very dark but not quite opaque in the glass, tinting red/purple in the light. Decent sized foamy head. Flavor somewhat empty, dry cocoa, mild coffee, dry finish - all somewhat typical of schwarzbier but the finish just runs a tad thin. I feel like there’s an illusion of smokiness in here, possibly due to a touch of roasted malt.


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