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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Nearly opaque black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, mild coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lhns03 (68) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a deep, dark hazelnut with a hint of ruby and a medium thick tan head with little lacing. Aromas are roastier than I had expected. Wet hay, some minor basement with noticeable coffee notes as well. Flavor is medium bitter mostly dry with that clean lager finish and lingering roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is med- with medium carbonation and a lively mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Good, delicious black lager. Nice color head. Dark, black lager. A good try, definitely go out and try it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Claves77 (151) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Very dark, deep brown black. Mild smell. More brown stout than lager. Nice long flavor. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Black color. Light in body. But slight chocolate flavor and slight roast could fool someone in a blind taste test that this is a lager. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12 oz. can. Appearance: very large dark tan head that lasts for days, dark brown to black color, clear appearing, Aroma: chocolate, roasty, nuts, caramel, bread, floral, herbs. Palate: medium full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, short, slightly bitter finish. Taste: Sweet and earthy on front, like home-made dark chocolate, umami rich middle, with a light bitter finish. Overall, I really like this, probably one of the most drinkable (as far as beer after beer goes) dark beers I have had.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
icallitoranges (4) - Culver City, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
Nice light black, good even out of the can, smoky with a light hoppy finish. Would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Can. I wouldn’t say pitch black, but it is a lovely brown-black with garnet highlights and a tan, lacy head that just will not quit. Nose is pecans, soy, eucalyptus, and black tea. Coffee and beef consomme on the tongue; very rich and satisfying, with a clean finish that seems a little truncated. Good, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deaconmike (323) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Nearly black with redish brown edges and a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and earth. Taste is roasted malt along with coffe and chocolate notes; also, slightly smokey. Taste is somewhat sweet followed by a mild bitterness. The body is light, but the carbonation is crisp and bright. A good option for people that need organic.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours ruby red to dark brown and nearly black. A long lasting off white head. The aroma is very odd and rather unexciting. It has some dark malts yes but there is this melted butter overtone that takes the over the entire nose. I couldn’t shake it. The body is medium. The taste makes a bit of a comeback as that nauseating butter is not evident but there is a pleasant dark slightly bitter character.


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