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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This black lager combines a big roasted malt character with plentiful additions of aromatic hops. Magnum, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial and Cluster in the kettle, hopback and dry hop additions add a piney, resinous and light citrusy flavor and aroma. A bitter finish contrasts the full malty body. OG 16 Plato. March release.

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3.6
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty piney hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy caramel finish.

3.6
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
7th September 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is crispy and semi dry. Roasty dark malts but delivered in a light and smooth fashion. Touch of dry dark chocolate. Good light piney hops, trace of citrus. Light dry finish. Stands on the cusp of being a CDA I would venture. Very drinkable.

3.9
cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home ... dark brown ... big big tan head ... soft sweet toffee charcoal nose soft malts ... soft toffee roast ... dark sweet malts ... dark roast ... light bitter ... real nice balance ... .

3.9
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at home in CT. Pours rich brown with a frothy khaki head. Rich roasted malts in the nose, some cocoa, earth. Medium sweet flavor with hearty baking cocoa, dried tobacco, nicely rounded roasted malts, milk chocolate, a bit of scorched earth. Light to medium bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Finishes with a richly dynamic chocolate character, more well roasted malts, cocoa, earth, leather, subtle dried berries, a little espresso. Excellent stuff.

3.5
Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
Würzig hopfiger Beginn mit angenehmer, später schwächelnder Röstigkeit. Vollmundig, sehr süffig. Röstig herber Nachgeschmack, hopfig. 10/12/11/11/10/11

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle, from the Beer Shop LTD, split at Tonys house - 19/05/13. Mahogony brown with a light tan head. Nose is dark malt, light soap, background hops, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark malts, sugars, light smoke, dark toffee fudge, hoppy backnotes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish. A very good Schwarzbier!

4
jtclockwork (16582) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Nose/taste of grassy hops, light smoke, pine, resin, citrus peel, coffee and slightly burnt toast. Medium body.

3.6
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Nce hoppy, ok bitterness, burned malts, light sopay notes, resin, citrus, licorice, light sweet finish. OK.

3.9
Stuu666 (13399) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is very chocolatey, pine, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, fruity.

3.7
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Great shwartz, fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Black, above average mouthfeel. Nice hopping. Lovely, seems bigger beer than it is, that’s cool.


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