RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it an all-time brewery favorite.

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3.7
Headbanger (4404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 12 oz bottle 10/17/20 (Courtesy of TerryR) 38° in Lager Glass. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste of the same with coffee and chocolate coming thru. This medium bodied brew is not too shabby as I am not a fan of this style.

3.8
Aggiebob (3067) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2020 Black pour with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The malty aroma and flavor in profile has roasted malt and coffee and chocolate notes. At fridge temp there is a slight metallic note in the aroma, but at cellar temp it is gone. It acts more like a porter than lager. At cellar temp it's very good.

3.9
Chudwick (4389) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2020 Pint at mellow mushroom in wilder - nose is roast. Is this on nitro? Creamy. Licorice, pine, caramel. Almost a black ipa.

2.1
RSRIZZO (2214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2020 12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger. Color is black with mellow carbonation and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted with a slightly sweet chocolate note. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly sweet with a roasted note and light bitterness. Aftertaste is dry with a dirt like taste and feel rolling over everything. Overall I do not like this one, the dust/dirt like thing on the end is just not good.

2.7
JaBier (11551) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2020 Bottle shared by friends. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and grassy hop. Malty flavor with a grassy hop finish.

4.8
freekyp (3691) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2020 This is the beer to beat when it comes to the Schwarzbier style. Pours dark nearly opaque brown with meringue-like peaks if tan head. Retention is perfect and you'll have foam in your glass till the last gulp. And gulping us the way this beer should be approached. It's fine roasty caramel malt is rich, but light enough for pounding, and each swallow is graced with a classic continental hop spice wash. It's very creamy on the tongue but not heavy. A huge mouthful of this beer swishes around the mouth really show all the elements that make it special. Pumpernickel bread. Chocolate. Roast nuts. Pair it up with a big smoky set of ribs for a nipple hardening umami experience.

3.4
Camons (18668) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2019 Draught @ Four Points, Brown Dear, WI. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bread, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, bread, coffee, chocolate, some light citrc note. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 101119

3.5
Scipio (2038) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2019 Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a medium beige head. The aroma contains bread, earthy malt, nuts, coffee, and caramel. Mildly bitter taste and dry. The flavors are pretty well balanced. Among the trio of coffee, caramel, and chocolate that this one advertises, chocolate leans towards heaviest. Its earthy and has lighter amounts of licorice, smoke, and bread. Faint chocolate aftertaste. Medium in body and thinner in texture. Pretty easy drinking. Not bad at all.

3.6
fallingleaves (67) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2019 Starts off sweet and fruity and ends with a malty bitter finish. This has been a staple beer for a long time in my life.

3.5
jredmond (10321) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2019 Sampled at GABF 2018 with Paul and Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with thick brown head. Nose is nutty and malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of roast, nut, soft malt.


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