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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.

NickV's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NickV (5) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Aroma is a little subtle, but rings of espresso and cacao. The malt is indeed black, rendering the beer a nearly opaque color in the glass. Despite the high caramelization in the malt, the beer finishes cleanly but gives you a moment to savor the work they put into it. Definitely a beer for those who like this style, but it will even appease those with preferences for something lighter. ---This rating is likely a compilation of my and my roommates' musings over our latest beer pick up. We are all self-proclaimed beer connoisseurs. All ratings and comments are decided through deliberation, discussion, and (frequently) bloodshed. Let this not be in vain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, light smoke, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, rich roast, light smoke and light bitter. Medium body with some acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (444) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours black, chocolate coffee licorice aromas.. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted grains. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockey9930 (187) - - OCT 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and good lacing. Roasted malty aroma. Roasty, borderline smokey, and lightly bitter. A bit watery and not much to the flavor. Fairly light bodied for a dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
amlemus (11) - - OCT 2, 2015
Clean, light aroma. Pitch black color. Easy palate with a smoky, roasted flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (356) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2015
roasty, slight chocolate aroma. pitch black in color with light head. taste is malty of coffee, roasted barley, faint chocolate notes, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
can to glass; thought I liked this style; not really a fan of this beer - some malt and maybe nuttiness in aroma. dark black pour - palate and taste were let downs; this is thin; taste had some roasted malts and nuttiness up front and then nothing - just left with thin liquid....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle at a work event. My first beer from Utah! Very dark color, almost black. Choco coffee bitter taste on a mild carbonation mouthfeel. Pretty good. Probably better for a colder day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (487) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle in L.A. Pleasant schwarzbier with mild chocolate and roastiness, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (664) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
DATE TASTED: September 5, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... OCCASION: putting Penn State’s first loss to bed with Pitch Perfect and Shan... APPEARANCE: midnight black, 100% opaque body with an off-white head that fizzles to a strong, glass-clinging lacing... AROMA: an interesting mixture of soft, smoky, light cracker and some off-putting vegetable scents... PALATE: lively at the start; dry and smooth, with a full finish; silky good ... TASTE: immediate peat and scotch overtones--winning!--but little hop to speak of; a flattened, easy-drinking schwarzbier commensurate with coca-cola or A-Treat...OVERALL: drinkable, yes--but not robust as the label suggests...a reasonable offering...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1488) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Black. Crisp. Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Tastes like a mild. Thx John.

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