RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Lagers are bottom-fermented at lower temperatures than ales, resulting in clear, bright beers. IBC’s Black Lager features rich coffee flavors with a smooth, long finish. It’s dark in color but a light bodied beer, and is brewed with Tettnang Hops, a noble hop commonly used in European lagers. Roast German barley, partially de-husked to reduce tannins, is combined with Caramunich malt for added body. Pairs well with seafood and hot, spicy foods.

2010 Gold Medal Winner, North American Beer Awards
2011 Gold Medal Winner, North American Beer Awards

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (4784) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2012
On tap at the Barley Bros Brew Fest, Meridian ID. Deep clear amber with a modest light fan head. Not exactly "black" . Aroma is "amber" Flavor is a little "black". Some dark roared notes here but not quite up to what I expect a black lager to be. Clean and smooth...

slowrunner77 (12147) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 18, 2016
Standard black lager with a dryish finish. Hints of coffee, caramel and nuts on the nose and flavor. Just ok.

Iphonephan (7021) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark cola brown with an off white head. Aroma of leather and tobacco. Sweet malt flavors. Smooth finish.

bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Brown beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and light toffee aroma. Caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light roast lingers.

douglas88 (9422) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at the Mountain Brewers Festival 2013. Pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of chocolate and some dust. The flavor is light roast, chocolate, light caramel perhaps. Clean and tasty. Very rich.

Sledutah (7725) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Had at MBBF in Idaho Falls. Won gold
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and coffee. Taste is toasted malts and floral. Nice.

Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Draft. Nice aroma of coffee grounds, pine and grass. Taste is similar. Very nice.

fonefan (49554) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, butter, diacetyl. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, butter - toffee, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120515]

joergen (28425) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at pinball. Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and butter with roasted notes. Sweet flavour of caramel, butterscotch and berries. Sweet finish.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle at Pinball’s - Thanks. Dark brown - white head. Diacetyl, high diacetyl, buttery fatness, caramel, toffee, cacao, light burned malts, boring/bad !!!

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