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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (874) - - APR 17, 2009
Bottle: con el aleman; realmente mi tipo son las que la malta predomina y luego entra el kick de hops - a lo ingles At Coatepeque, Casta liked it, brown ale- like, almost porter to stout. profile. Surprisingly good!

slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"this is THE macrobrew of dark beers. while it’s better than their other stuff, i’m not sure why they bothered. priced closer to the macros than an mgd, it’s just not worth it."

kambei70 (1113) - - JAN 13, 2013
No comments entered on Beer Buddy. Will enter tasting notes on Rate Beer when I try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
For 4.99 six rack this dark beer hits the spot for dark beer lovers. Has a decent aroma of coffee and chocolate pours decent. Would buy it again if my pockets were low and I wanted dark beer

22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2010
It was $5.99 for a 6pack so I had to pick it up. Henry’s was always the "fancy" alternative when everyone else was buying 24 packs of natural ice lite in college. It had been at least 15 years since I’ve had a henry’s and it only seemed natural to pick the "dark" lager in hopes of superior flavor and it really delivers. Pours a clear dark brown, not quite black, not very opaque. Aroma is faint burnt coffee and light cracker. Flavor is less malty than other dark lagers, but representative of the style. There is a faint chemical taste underlying the roast. Hop flavor is minimal, body is light. Again, not a bad option if you feel like a dark beer without the acrid roast and a light body with light mouthfeel.

poisoneddwarf (2639) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12 oz bottle into mug. Aroma is toasted bread. Pours a reddish dark brown with a medium head with pretty good retention and creamy lace. Taste is very porter-like. It’s sweet with a touch of tang and no bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy. Carbonation is medium. All trace of foam and lace disappear towards the end of the glass, lowering my appearance score. Overall, not too impressive, but it is tasty. If one were to session a dark beer, this would be a perfect candidate.

Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2010
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - This beer pours very dark black with a rich white head. The aroma is complex for a lager, although there is that hint of a dive-bar’s carpet smell. The roasted malts and hops are blended quite well. This is a very solid beer if you want something a little less than a porter.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Henry Weinhard’s, Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company, Full Sail Contract Brew--Henry Weinhard’s Classic Dark Lager--Limited Release 2005--12 oz. Bottle. 4.81% ABV--19.9 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Black Lager--Tight lacy head. Clear dark walnut black color. Roasted tangy mild hop front. Crisp dry sweet thin clean rich roasted mild crusty body. Very tangy crisp mild citrus rich hop spice end. Unbalanced. Sampled 10/18/2005. Henry Weinhard’s, Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company, Full Sail Contract Brew--Henry Weinhard’s Classic Dark Lager--Limited Release 2006-A 12 oz. Bottle. 4.81% ABV--19.9 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Black Lager--Mild lace espresso head. Clear dark bronze red color. Roasted mild hoppy front. Crisp refreshing smooth roasted mild coffee cocoa lager body. Tangy clean fresh hop end. Nice balanced Black Lager. 11/13/2006.

DrinkHellaBeer (1) - USA - FEB 24, 2010 does not count
It’s got the flavor of a stout while as refreshing as a lager, it’s the perfect combination without sacrifice, unless you like bitter beers.

dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2009
This has a pretty good roasty creamy aroma. Flavor is better than the rest of the H.W. beers as well. Some roast, nuttiness, malt and cream. Actually a pretty good beer.

Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle - Deep amber to black, pours nicely, flavor is of roasted malt, pretty tasty. This beer is drinkable but a little on the light side flavorwise.

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