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RATINGS: 105   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (933) - Wisconsin, 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 (469) - 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 (2600) - 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 (7127) - , 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 (2146) - 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 (2693) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Can shared at Denver Bicycle Cafe. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, raisins, caramel, light smoke. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3588) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Can at the Denver Bicycle Cafe. Poured a deep mahogany with a broken off white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery malt metallic hoppy palate. Quite drinkable and deserves a better rating.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Can from Davidson’s Liquors. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Fairly big roasted malt notes on the nose. Kind of thin on the tongue as you would expect. Finishes clean. Solid!


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