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Dark brown to black. Medium body. Roasted malt evident. Low sweetness in aroma and flavor. Low to medium bitterness. Low bitterness from roast malt. Hop flavor and aroma, "noble-type" OK. No fruitiness, esters.

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1Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager  
Rogue Ales
Newport, Oregon
 661  3.76 Find
2Beau's Dark Helmüt 
Beau’s Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Ontario
 87  3.73 Find
3Sprecher Black Bavarian 
Sprecher Brewing Company
Glendale, Wisconsin
 796  3.72 Find
4Garrison Black Lager 
Garrison Brewing Company
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 32  3.7 Find
5Jack's Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier 
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Framingham, Massachusetts
 105  3.7 Find
6Moonlight Bony Fingers Black Lager 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 50  3.69 Find
7Wąsosz / Kraftwerk This Is Kraft, Bitch! 
Rzuchów, Poland
 57  3.68 Find
8Port Brewing Midnight Expression Lager (Moon Lit Sessions) 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 583  3.67 Find
9Garage Project Triple Day of the Dead 
Garage Project
Wellington, New Zealand
 11  3.67 Find
10Rieder Schwarzmann 
Brauerei Ried
Ried, Austria
 51  3.66 Find
11Grand Teton 5 O'Clock Shadow 
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Victor, Idaho
 87  3.66 Find
12Heater Allen Schwarz 
Heater Allen Brewing Co.
McMinnville, Oregon
 63  3.66 Find
13Moonlight Death and Taxes 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 251  3.65 Find
14Cigar City Ligero Black Lager 
Cigar City Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 77  3.65 Find
15Short's Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 262  3.64 Find
16Calumet Total Eclipse 
Rowlands Calumet Brewery
Chilton, Wisconsin
 31  3.64 Find
17Perrin Black Goat 
Perrin Brewing Company
Comstock Park, Michigan
 25  3.63 Find
18Oskar Blues / Saint Archer Saint Oskar Indica Black Lager 
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, Colorado
 16  3.61 Find
19Short's Sustenance Black Beer 
Short’s Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
 176  3.59 Find
20North By Northwest Blackjack Ale  
North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery
Austin, Texas
 59  3.59 Find
21Samuel Adams Double Black 
Boston Beer Company
Boston, Massachusetts
 31  3.58 Find
22Three Floyds Throat Snatcher 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 11  3.58 Find
23The Duck-Rabbit Schwarzbier 
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Farmville, North Carolina
 325  3.57 Find
24Schell Stag Series #9 - Cave Aged Barrel Aged Lager 
August Schell Brewing Company
New Ulm, Minnesota
 18  3.57 Find
25Epic / Devils Backbone Midnight Mischief 
Epic Brewing Company (UT/CO)
Salt Lake City, Utah
 23  3.56 Find


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