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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
I’ve seen this on the shelves here for quite awhile now, and finally picked some up last week. 12oz bottle poured into a stemmed lager glass. Pours a deep black, like a stout. Small beige head on top that dissipates very quickly. Aroma of hot chocolate, dry husky grains, graham crackers. Easy subtle feel. Though this beer looks heavy, it is very light on the palate. Almost too easy to drink this one. Heavy-hitting roasted chocolate flavors present. Sweet mellow flavors meld with a dry cracker finish. Cereal grains on the back end. This little beer packs on the flavor. This is organic too? Nice. A nice little beer here. This is a style that is underrated in my mind, and one I need to revisit more and more. Cool label art to boot.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz on tap. clear dark brown liquid. Like a cola. very fine head of white small bubbles. and a nose of roasted malt. Taste of caramel, licorice and a rather dry black coffee flavor with a good amount of roasted malt. The body is thin. Finishes smooth, not syrupy, which is one of it’s finer qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McBeastie (15) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dark, dark brown pour with a nice beige two-finger head that dissipated after a minute but left nice lacing. Really nice looking beer (poured into shaker from can). Smoke and toast aromas. Smoke, coffee and a hint of caramel, dirt, and dark chocolate. Very drinkable. Would be a good accompaniment to a backyard bbq.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jahouse (14) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Nice roasty aroma. great lager taste up front. coffee flavors on the back end are wonderful. The beer is ruined by a slight metallic aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Can from Bottles & Cans. Served in a footed pilsner glass. Bready chocolate syrup aroma think Nestle Qwick. Great black pour with a thick solid beige head of foam. It has a medium body and a soft mouthfeel with a round carbonation. The taste is a pleasant soft cocoa powder with chewy bready dark malts. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (787) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with mahogany highlights. Nice mix of dark malts and with a bitter finish. I think this is well made, but I didn’t really enjoy it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3242) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. It pours a dark cola brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pumpernickel bread with some coffee and smoke. The flavor is the same. LIght bodied with smoke, bread, coffee and light caramel. It has a bready, spicy bitter finish. Really tasty. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (753) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Aroma of malt, coffee grounds, dirt and trees. Light bodied and burnt taste. Malt, earth, coffee, oak, roast flavor. Simple but darn good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
severedeer (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
It was a wonderfully surprising beer...it was malty and delicious ...I'm not normally a fan of black lagers but this one was great

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (308) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma roasted malts and small hint of chocolate. Taste is grainy. Roasted malts, chocolate, milk, caramel and some spice. Thin but good flavor. Smooth and light. Some cardboard taste at end. Overall decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (1912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pretty solid black lager. Very malt forward with some light roast and hops present. Slightly dry with a little caramel as well. Pretty good version of a hardto nail style."


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