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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
For all of you dark beer lovers out there, we present this smooth, full-bodied black beer with a clean, crisp finish. The malt is truly the star of this brew— a highly roasted malt and a dark crystal malt give it a unique roasted flavor of creamy smoothness. How did we balance this huge malt flavor? We blended American and German Hops! Brewed with Pale, Chocolate, and Dark Crystal malts. Hopped with American and German hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
One word: coffee. Not my kind of beer, the very dark coffee taste is the centerpiece of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a nearly pitch-black with a coffee-colored head. Smells strongly of chocolate and tastes like it too. I’m really impressed with this - a bit thin and one-dimensional with the hard-hitting chocolate flavor, but it’s really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2966) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2012
From a growler Brian picked up at the brewery. This stuff is awesome. Dark roasted notes in the nose along with coffee. Palate is rich and well balanced. Simple but great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Growler, Campground Brewdown. Medium beige head, cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some coffee. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4706-20120818] Growler. Smoked roasty sweet grains aroma. Dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted dry wood flavour initially followed by sweet roast earthiness. Full body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (994) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Dark brown and clear with a quickly disappating light brown head. Roasted malt, caramel, and nutty aromas. Hoppy bitterness upfront and on the finish. Not bad. Actually better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Deep chestnut brown pour with a thin but lasting tan head. Very mild coffee and roasted malt aroma with a subtle nutty hint at the end. A touch of chocolate malts as well. Roasted malt and chocolate combine in the flavor and are balanced rather well. Some mild sweet notes on the aftertaste. A bit thin-bodied but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
A: Dark Opaque hue, Creamy Brown Head, light Lacing S: Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee T: Coffee, Dark Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Full Bodied, Coffee lingering Overall, smoothe flavor and transition but drops off on the back end. A decent black lager with a coffee kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3614) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2010 Autumn Festival of Ales - Poured a translucent brown with a quickly disapating head. Roasted malt aroma. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted malts in the flavor. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Growler at Campdown Brewdown. Poured a clear, deep cola brown. Nose is roasted and spicy with big malt presence. Taste is neutral, roasted. Palate is clean, thinner, sessionable. Ok.

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