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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This opaque lager pours a deep black color with a tan head and a roasted chocolate aroma and flavor with subtle coffee notes. A smooth and complex beer. Gently conditioned with two pounds of Pepper Peddler coffee.

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3.7
Zymurgeist2 (2331) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Tap at Stein’s in Mountain View. Black with a light brown head. Coffee and cocoa throughout.

3.3
gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
191214. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, berries, coffee, chocolate, spices. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.4
fonefan (50694) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015

[ As Berryessa Baltic Porter ].
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, berry, wood, leather. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, wood, berry, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

3.3
yespr (47048) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malty. Fruity, toasted malty and dark roasted. Lingering fruity and toasted malty into a smooth fruity finish.

3.2
Meilby (11641) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate hint of coffee and sour berries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a chocolate, caramel, coffee and slightly sour fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
yngwie (17176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
A dark reddish brown beer, almost clear looking, and with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma has caramel, roasted malts, some dark chocolate and dried fruits, some coffee grit in the back. A herbal, peppery touch too. It’s lightly sourish too, with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and black pepper. It’s full-bodied and quite dry on the palate, with a soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Not sure if I like that little lemony coffee-ish sourness, but it didn’t ruin the beer either. 141219

3.4
Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, light sour and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. ry and moderate bitter finish. 191214

3.9
marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a slightly sour treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a bitter chocolate peppery finish.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On tap. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet coffee roasted grain and caramel aroma and taste with light chocolate flavor and a vegetal coffee finish. Thick creamy, velvety slightly bright palate.

3.8
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft. Rich mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Light toffee and rich dark fruit aroma. Rich dark fruit flavor with caramel/toffee. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel/toffee and dark fruit lingers with light coffee and light earthiness.


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