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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown (cola like), nice off white head and very decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is quite sweet and malty but with a slight bitterness, nice beer, quite enjoyable.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3746) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2016
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Thin filmy to almost bubbly lacing glosses around the glass nicely. The aroma has some grainy breadiness riding into a sly malted spice underneath, I want to say black pepper, but somehow, that even seems like a stretch, somewhat. I want to say it comes off a lil’ bit like freshly baked bread. The flavor is grainy sweet with that spice coming back to make an effort to balance. Sly use of the bread flowing into the aftertaste and then into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Use of spice displays some harshness, but not overly done. Overall, schwarzbier or just regular Euro black lager. I’d like to say Euro black lager, ’cause that’s some weird German yeast if that’s what they used. Maybe again, but nothing over the top.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7631) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Lots of sharp roast and some light coffee. Hint of raw barley. Black pout with great head and lacing. Light bittet finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Can from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a very dark ruby brown color. Lovely frothy tan head. Super roasty aromas and flavor. Almost smoky. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Body on the thin-to-medium side. Very smooth and drinkable. This is excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbbeyRoade (523) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Highly sessionable 4% black lager here. Great full roasted malt flavor with light coffee/chocolate notes. A little bit of a spritz w/caramel flavors that emerge to balance sweet with dry character from the hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Smells of sweet roasted malts little bit of dark fruit. Rich dark black in color with thick three finger brownish head that slowly dissipates. Rich sweet malt Flavor with huge coffee and sweet milk chocolate coming through as the star of this brew. Full creamy body with a quick carbonation that turns to flat very fast but smooth. Very nice body and flavor one of my favorite schwarzbier thus far in my great exploration to find the world’s best beer. Nice work!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbomb (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 outstanding - aroma of dark caramel, wood, cocoa, and grass---flavor is chocolate syrup. fresh ground coffee, bread, cream, light smoke, earthy hops - smooth creamy palate - very flavorful and light - one of my favorite dark beers

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
books_n_brews (148) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2016
This is my kind of beer. Dark, rich, sweet and that bitter end. Sounds a bit like a relationship... Strong chocolate smooth taste with roasty finish. If you like stouts or darks, it’s a very solid drinkable favorite

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a nice dark brown (almost black) with a small tan head. Aromas of sweet roast malts, chocolate, and hints of fruit (cherries?). Flavor is almost to sweet, I can detect little trace amounts of licorice. Felt a little watery to me on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TapsnCaps (5) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2016 does not count
This beer pours great. Dark Brown in color. Nice Head that dissipates quickly though. Taste is surprising for a dark lager, coffee and toasty caramel notes really come through. Overall enjoyed this beer, solid schwarzbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10061) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head. Aroma is roast, raisin and caramel. Light roast nuttiness and sweet finish. Good.


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