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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A dark brew, smooth and mellow, with a slight caramel flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/22/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, light coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light herbal/dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Okay aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, light coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean flavors with minimal yeast notes in the taste. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a nice black and tan style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-30-15. Pours a clear, reddish brown with tan head. Dark red hue. Good looking beer. Light, simple, inoffensive, beery aroma. Very little of note to the smell. Cracker scent. Basic, lightly roasted flavor. Cracker dryness. Hard for me to generate notes on this one because it’s so bland. Lively in the palate. Light to medium body. Refreshing. Utterly unmemorable. Not of modern quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unnoDey (5) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
It’s like the watered-down version of a dark, non-mass-produced beer. It’s aroma is not really too pleasant, its mouthfeel isn’t great, and there aren’t any intense flavors. It doesn’t make me gag, though, so it is, at least, drinkable. Did you expect anything more? If you care enough to rate beer at all, probably not.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2015
From 12 oz can served in pint glass. Big three finger tan head reduces to a thin cap after several minutes. Reasonable amount of lacing. Aroma is on the weaker side but comsists of roasted malts. Taste is lights but smooth with light notes of roasted malts, toast maybe some creamy vanilla like notes. Very smooth finish. Light to medium bodied beer with light to average carbonation. Overall very enjoyable beer. Obviously nothing particularly specially but a very good beer for the money. A good easy drinking well priced staple dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrNosha (1680) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Schwarze Farbe mit braunem, kaffeeartigem Schaum. Röstmalz, Kaffee, Bitterschokolade, Toffee. Der Geschmack ist runde. Karamell, röstmalz, dezent Kaffee. Abgang süßlich und ganz spät herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (3841) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Clear dark ruby, small light brown lacing foam head. Sweet caramel aroma and smooth light bitter caramel taste. (Chicago 201510)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Gettysburg Eddie’s in Gettysburg, PA. This is a brown colored beer with a tan head. The aroma is slightly sweet with some coffee and malt notes. The flavor is full of malt and some caramel. A nice black & tan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LetsRiff (16) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Completely off the rails from the beers I’ve been reviewing. Slight caramel note in the aroma. Dark brown to black appearance with a khakis colored head that doesn’t last long. On the heavier side of bitter. Full-bodied beer with a creamy texture. Nothing about this beer is overwhelming. Balanced well. Instead of the lawn mower scale, I will compare this beer to Matthew McConaughey’s performance in True Detective: dark but extremely well-done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
countrybrewer (1) - orchard park, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2015 does not count
One of my favorites, very smooth, great mouth feel, just the right amount of bittter flavors , nice toasted malt with slight coffee notes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savage_Night (422) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours black with a khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, spices, herbs, herbal hops and dark stone fruit. TASTE: dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate, herbal hops, spices, creamy and molasses. AFTER TASTE: creamy, spices, malt and molasses with and oily light finish.

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