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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Don’t be fooled by the name—meaning “black” in Czech, “Cherny” refers to the color of this German-style Schwarzbier brewed true to the regional style of northern Bavaria. Dark roasted & aromatic malts combined with minimal hopping creates a wonderful beer with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate.

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4.4
afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
molasses, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, black, cloudy, frothy, initial light sweetness, finish lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation

4.1
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Poured a very dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head. The nose was full of roasted malt, dark fruits with a pleasant nuttiness. The taste started with a deep roasted malt taste, then a dark nuttiness with minor raspberry notes beneth. The end was nicely balanced with an easy piney hop bite at the end. If I had not been told this was a Bock I would have thought it was a Porter or a Stout. That’s not a bad thing. This was actually a very good, tasty beer even; if it’s not very Bock-like. I really love this stuff and with a ABV of 4.0 I could drink it all night. Exellent!

4
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
It pours a deep clear brown black, topped by a couple inches (YES!) of sudsy light brown foam. Excellent head retention, spotty webbed lacing. Bittersweet chocolate, a little pungeant spent grain initially, and then later on - some hop bitterness in the aroma. The grainy smell almost disappeared after the first couple whiffs. Delicious dry baker’s chocolate maltiness. I prefer my bocks on the dry side, so this one suits me just fine. Light undertones of some coffee and roasted grain flavors. Hops for balance only. Just shy of medium body, moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth.

3.9
douglas88 (9505) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Re-rate: the first time I had this at the Bayou, I wasn’t much of a fan. I had it on tap at the brewery today and was blown away! Pours a very dark chestnut color with a huge foamy beige head. The aroma is excellent; rich malts, roasted chocolate, light hops. The flavor was great; nutty, bready malts, light chocolate, roasted flavors like a Stout but with all the goodness of a Bock. Excellent. I was amazed how beautiful the pour was and how good this tasted. My original rating was off of a old or bad batch. Very nice.

3.9
Sledutah (7752) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at brewpub
Appearance: Dark brown with a tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits
Taste: Slightly roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some hop bitterness in the finish
A very good beer, smooth and easy drinking

3.9
hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
on tap 7/22/10. cola brown pour with a lasting tan head. heavy roast influence in the aroma... also, notes of barley, chocolate, some yeast and noble hops. the flavor has a toasted nutty character which combines with barley, chocolate, and crisp noble hops. spicy finish mixes with the medium body and dryness to create a sessionable monster! 7/4/7/4/16/3.8+

3.9
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz can. appears a deep dark brown, tan head. nose of nutty roasts, creamy sweets. drinks a nice creamy nutty roasty sweet goodness, nice king hop profile..hits the mark..im satisfied. tasty drink! beach friendly!

3.9
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Burnt/coffee-like roasted aroma and flavor. Nicely balanced with some caramel malt flavor. A little tartness. Mild bitterness. Distinct lager yeast flavor; not prominent really, but there.

3.8
Braudog (6791) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Dark as night. Smoky chocolate aroma. There's some coffee character here. A hefty decent bock-beer.

3.8
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Dark brown in color with a small off-white/ligt tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavors of chocolate,roasted malt and a little breadiness.


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