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RATINGS: 468   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.


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3.7
   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
(Bottle) Black with ruby hints and good off-white head. Subtle, slightly smokey aroma. Smooth with excellent carbonation both silky and bright. Great taste. A nice balance of rich dark flavours which are not laid on too heavily making it easy to drink whilst tasty. There’s some dark treacle, a little smokiness and some gentle bitterness in finish. Very pleasant. Easy drinking and interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
6 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Black and opaque with a moderate white head. Light bodied for a dark beer. A bit watery and fairly dry. Cereal, some toffee, a little smoke. Not bad, but not my thing. Much more taste than the abv would have suggested though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (280) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2015
From a bottle at Carmine's. Poured a blackish brown and made a nice light brown head with good lacing. Smells of cocoa and malt and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and malt and dark fruits. More like a porter than a black lager. Flavored were much more complex than I would have expected from a lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
gsmoothbrew (3) - Boston, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
A: dark brown, opaque. Thick off white head. S: roasty T: roasty up front, malty, chocolate on the back end M: Light bodied, lightly carbonated. O: very much enjoying this, an elegant balance of malty roast and light refreshment.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (77) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from Candia Convenience Store. Aroma is roasted malts, hints of chocolate--is this a porter? Appearance is dark, dark, brown--almost black, with tiny creamy white head with almost no retention. Taste is rich, medium malty sweetness with very mildly bitter end. Palate is medium bodied with lively carbonation over the full tongue with short finish. Overall, a black lager that brushes up against the Porter category. Not complex but above average in all categories. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can at Porch Nite shared with Brisben. Pours dark brown with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma is roasty. Flavor follows with some readiness. Slight chocolate. Thin bodied and dry. Finishes clean. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Roasty chocolatey bready malt Pours black with red hues and big fluffy lasting light brown head Roasty malts, chocolate, light coffee. Earthy hops Medium light bodied, with medium high CO2, roasty finish. Great black lager. Just the right amount of roasty malts. A tad bitter, but still well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cerberus88 (7) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
Delicious, refreshing, and a nice kick in the ass to boot. Lived this beer from the first taste camping in Zion NP. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1045) - Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
Draft sample at Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine fest, almost opaque black color with light tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and faint fruitiness. Taste is subdued to aroma; added light smoke and earthiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with light roast finish. A pretty tasty light black lager.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Namespayne (64) - - MAR 29, 2015
Milkiness, sour, and dryness did not work out for me. It's different though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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