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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Combining jet black color with incredibly smooth texture and decadent coffee flavor, BREWTALITY breaks the expectations of both rich espresso and dark beer to create a whole nuther beast. While brutal in alcoholic strength, this biggie beautifully showcases its roasted malt and coffee flavors without bringing on bitterness and bite. This is the first of two lagers in the series."
Re-released as part of "Alaskas Most Wanted" Series

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 bottle I think. Black pour with a quickly fading slick of tan foam and steady carbonation. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, rich fudge-like chocolate, expresso, and clean, dry bitter chocolate. Taste is dominated by roasted coffee and expresso with chocolate malt and a clean finish that presents with some sweeter malt characteristics including light raisin. Clean and semi-soft mouthfeel. Intense, imperialized Schwarzbier. Great beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Eh. This had a pretty strong coffee flavor, yet wasnt all that thick. Probably because its a porter and not a stout. However, it was quite sweet, much more than I expected or could enjoy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
A deep dark lager with a thin mocha head. In aroma, bean paste, light coffee grind, musty character, so-so. In mouth, a rather herbaceous chocolate malt, grassy hops , Tim Horton coffee, boring. Bottle at Big Matts Eclipse tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2016
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is nice roast malts chocolate some pit fruit. Taste is more of the roast malts coffee notes and a nice milk chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate molasses, chocolate, and espresso. It pours a dark brown with barely any orange highlights. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, molasses, and a hint of caramel. The finish has light espresso and roast. Its a medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, its a little sweeter than I prefer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4567) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and fruity espresso notes. Taste is big on the fruit, big coffee, big booze. Not as clean as Id expect, but really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with very faint mahogany edges when held to a light source. Half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Slightly smokey, deeply roasted dark malt aroma with a robust gourmet coffee presence thats nicely integrated without obliterating every other characteristic of the beer. Some smoked meat and charcoal along with burnt toast, fresh espresso bean and bitter dark chocolate. Theres also a subtle lactic presence along with some sweet desert-like bakers chocolate. Smells kind of like flour less chocolate cake. On the lower end of medium body with tight carbonation and a bitter, deeply roasted espresso/coffee bean flavor that dominates the palate. Doesnt live up to the aroma with a light mouthfeel, a bit too much carbonation and slightly one dimensional flavor profile. Dry and bitter with a slightly burnt, acrid espresso flavor with hints of smoke, charcoal, barbecued meat and burnt toast. Under all of the roast, there is some nice coffee flavor and sweeter chocolate malt notes. The high ABV is well masked but its still a bit too harsh and roasted/burnt tasting for my preference.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate syrup, fudge, burnt grain), with notes of alcohol, vanilla, hint of plastic. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, syrupy/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Very very sweet, with almost nothing to balance. Not much in the nose other than a mess of chocolate. Pretty mediocre. Sure sounded neat though.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
HonusWagner (2156) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Very weird and not good. Smelled vaguely of extremely burnt coffee grounds but hinted at some burning plastic or rubber. Just not good, at all. A major downer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours pitch black color with a small head. Loads of grains on the nose, some granola, licorice and oats, very faint dark berries, quite faint coffee here. Sweet cocoa and chocolaty flavor, dark roasted malts, granola again, quite sweet caramel and faint syrup notes. Thick and heavy stuff. Not quite sure what would be the proper style for this brew.. Dessert beer properties here definitely.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has oaty malt and soy sauce. Flavour has sweet and sticky malt, salty licorice and toasted sugar. Sweet all the way.


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