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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This German-style black lager has a deep color and gently roasted flavors balanced by an understated hoppiness. A thirst-quenching version of dark beer. A 2008 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner in the German Schwarzbier category.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
December 22nd, 2012 - Now here’s a beer worth the brewery visit by itself, and GABF judges agree. Dark and black on the body, and ringed with a halo of cream colored foam on top, there’s not much special happening just with looks. But a curious nose can immediately recognize that something good is lurking in that glass. Smoked peat, barbecue, and pulled pork blend to form a savory, salivary-inducing aroma. The taste is a bit stranger, somewhat carbonated and a thinner palate that seems at odds with the flavors, but the tastes are all there, borrowed from the aroma, and filled with the same meaty, meal-like tastes that make this stand out from the other Wynkoop tasters in line.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrSquash (45) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Dark malt, slight roast aroma. Very light bodied and smooth across the tongue. Moderate roast taste that turns bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Medium brown, thin head, toasty aroma, a bit thin, touch of fruit. Ok, maybe a bit thin, crackery, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
Beer poors black, with deep ruby color when held to the light. Nice tan head and good clarity. Aroma is roasty with floral, earthy hops. No off flavors and low esters. Beer has a nice smooth roast, light sweetness, and non overpowering hop bitterness. Creamy palate and VERY smooth. Overall great beer. I’ll definately get this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Can courtesy of theothermatt. Pours a very dark brown. Small wispy beige head, minimally lasting. Aroma is malty, dry roasty, toasty, light smokiness.. Flavor is malty, dry roasty, toasty, chocolate, light to moderate smokiness, some dry earthiness, light sweetness. Body is bigger end of light. Not too exciting, but s solid, well-made beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Strong malty, roasty aroma. Bittersweet cocoa. Taste is similar. Some coffee, stronger cocoa taste, slight bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3153) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap. Pours murky mahogany, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, slightly smoky, toffee, black bread. Flavor is about the same, lightly smoky, bready, light sweet, not much bitterness. Not a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Can from brewery. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of roasted black malt, toasted bread and light chocolate. Lighter medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Can @ Bicycle bar, Denver, Colorado. Pours a dark brown beer, thin off white head on top. Aroma of red fruits, caramel and slight sour yeasty. Flavour is light sour, ripe fruits and mouthfeel is quite watery. Medium short finish, light sourness in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a can at the Denver Bicycle Cafe post GABF. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of toasted nuts and biscuit. Light mouthfeel. Crisp finish.


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