RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Late Fall into winter seasonal. More malt, more malt, more malt. Dark malt and the fact that light can't pass through gave this beer its name. Hearty in flavor, great in taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Appearance from likely generous American at Doug Shoemaker Party. Very sweet with chocolate malts and who knows what to sweeten the smoke, but also bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a dark black body, big fluffy beige head. Touch of sourness hops and dark malt in the aroma. Roasty, slightly dry astringent (?) sour bitterness and some malt. Average palate, touch light. Growler @ Toronto Christmas Party 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Growler. Clear, deep mahogany with a well-retained cap of smooth toffee head. Nose picked up a bevy of sweet, deep, dark malts... caramel, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some light spices were all packed in there, with floral hop highlights. Everything really popped in the flavor... coffee was the shining star, and was complemented by dry roasted chocolate and caramel, and surrounded by floral hop bitterness. Smooth malts pushed the brew across the palate, hoppage provided excellent bitter hints, and the finish was long and full of roasted coffee. This stuff is fantastic, and well worth a trip out there!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 21, 2004
Pleasant malt base with light smoky touch. Dark brown, fine creamy head. Pleasing to the eye . Flavour : plain on top , dry roast accented . There are some bitters , gradually dry at end . Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Pours slightly darker than the dark with a smooth creamy tan head covering it all. Taste is malty, of course, and well balanced with just the right amount of hops. Shows vinous qualities. Could be a little thicker, but I guess it wouldn't be a schwarzbier then. I put this in the same boat as the Calumet Dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6144) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at OF. Opaque black-brown color with an excessively large off-white head. Smooth and chocolate centered, a very nice beer. Lots of creamy chocolate flavor, with a very smooth body. Easy drinking and full of flavor. A great dark session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Shared by Skyview. A good schwarzbier. Simple but good roasted aroma. Flavor is like an oatmeal stout, with the roasted flavor the dominant character. Rich malt, and oak in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2007
On draught at the brewpub in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a dark, near opaque, clear brown brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that slowly disipates to a fine film and off-white head. Some spotty lacing but still quite thick. Aroma of sweet black malt, toasted multi-grain malt and a touch of sweetened coffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with a grainy texture. Flavors has mostly dark toasted multi-grain malt with little hop presence. Finish is slightly dry with a dark toasted malt aftertaste along with a short lived mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5060) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2007
A growler courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a medium head. Very complex aroma of dark fruits, smoke and coffee. Bone dry malt flavor with ample chocolate. Slightly floral finish. Friggin delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2002
On tap at the brewery. THIS is the beer that IMHO should be getting the raves that the Dark is. The maltiest, sweetest nose that Ive ever experienced, milk-chocolate and caramel and a faint floweriness. Dark and rich and thick, with a medium-to-slightly heavy body, strong coffee flavor, excellent finish. Best of Bobs beers if you ask me.

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