RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.81%
A dark lager with the color of a stout, yet none of the bitterness. Brewed from a rich blend of six malts and Cascade, Cluster and Mt. Hood hops, for a uniquely smooth taste.
Availability: October through March.

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jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Had a nice dark color, but didn’t follow through on taste. Sort of a weak maltiness and a thin taste. On the plus side, it goes down smooth with a decent hop presence in the finish.

harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Nice but forgettable. Pours a dark brown color but does have some red highlights and a small sticky head. The nose is nice, some raosted aromas and some sweet malts as well. Has a bit of a sweetness that is almost cloying on the annoying side, but that fades away with some hoppiness and finishes quite roasted and dry.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown, very dark, minimal head, tannish, spotty lacing.   Roasty nose, slight lactose like sweetness.   Lightly roasted malt flavor, somewhat coffeeish, sweet to start but a tad dry on the finish.   More of an ale than a lager, at least to me.   Hop presense right up front, dies down slowly.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Semi-sweet lactose like finish on a bed of roasted malts with just a smidgen of hop bitterness.   Not half bad.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Pours a dark brown with almost no head. Sweet malt aromas with a hint of hops. Sweet roast flavor with a little bitterness. This is one of my favorite cheap beers.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Dark amber color, light tan head. Nose of light chalky roast and fruit. The flavor is light and sweet, some raost & fruit. Fairly boring mouthfeel though. Finishes light and smooth. Decent.

Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Dark mahogany with a thin, white head. No lacing. Bitter and malty aroma. Some caramel to it. The flavor is slightly sweet, sugary almost. Warm malts that are slightly bread-like. Palate is a touch watery, though. Finish is easy and smooth.

Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Thin flavor, but that’s to be expected in a Henry’s. Otherwise, pleasant and quite drinkable.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2005
This is new and out for 2005 and wow this was a great beer. I liked the flavor, aroma and the overall tones this ber brought out. A special limited edition I think they got right. It is a dark winter beer with great overall taste to drink. Good Job I will try another. Beer SNOBS will like this beer.

trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Behold, our dark lager. It tastes nothing like the Private Reserve. We swear! See that label, its a totally different color. No, the beer does not look and taste the same. See, right here, the label explicitly states this is a "Dark Lager." ITS A DARK LAGER, can’t you read?

PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 18, 2005
What in the heck is dark about this one? This is another one of the Miller line that make people think that you are a little classier for having it at your house party. Nothing redeamable about this beer.

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