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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 "Alaska’s Most Wanted" Series

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Travlr (24880) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Clear maroon brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and port wine. Taste is roasty, burnt licorice, light body. Very tasty. My 69th Baltic porter rake, thanks Nate!

3.8
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
27th August 2009
Opaque black beer. Semi soft palate that turns even softer and creamier. Rich dark malt with unapologetic coffee. Tempered by the cream and a light touch of hop this remains a very coffee forward beer and a very nice one.

3.5
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige / tan head. Aroma brings out lager malt upfront and espresso beans. Flavour brings out some dark berries, espresso beans, and some sweet cocoa. Luscious mouthfeel, bringing out lots of dark fruits and espresso.

3.1
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
Dark brown, thin head, lots of chocolate and a nice touch of coffee on the nose. On the palate I think the coffee is a bit harsh and vegetal, with a chocolatey accent. I don’t know, thin coffee overtop a mediocre schwarzbier? I feel like I’m being generous here because I wouldn’t drink this again.

3.7
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso, coffee, baker’s chocolate, tootsie roll, black licorice and lightly smoked malts. Medium body.

3.3
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a very dark brown color without much of a head. S: Smells sort of like what you would expect. Very roasty with a fair amount of coffee and chocolate. There’s a bit of acidity which I tend to find in a lot of schwarzbiers. T: Nice and roasty with a decent amount of coffee flavor. There’s a mild to moderate bitterness as well as some bittersweet chocolate flavors. A touch of molasses seems to be present as well. M: The body is light to medium with a low to medium carbonation. D: Not bad at all. A bit higher in alcohol than I was expecting, but at least it wasn’t boozy.

3.9
Ferris (15376) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle - Molasses, fig, prune and dark roast coffee. Jet black with a decent brown head. Dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark fruit and and nice light bitterness to counter the sweetness. Rich on the palate. Nice that there are other flavors than just the coffee. Decadent and nice.

4
bhensonb (15234) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a tan smear that quickly deleted. Aroma for me is primarily something like treacle and hop. The coffee just oozes around the edges. Aspects of sweet dark fruit are stronger. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate and espresso, with treacle and a good dose of dark fruit. Espresso vs coffee: it’s a strong, gritty coffee, not unlike the rough stuff I make in the morning. Which comes out of an espresso machine. This is certainly not dry. It still seems to have a lot of treacle. But it is one incredible drink. Power to the flavor. And this is a schwarzbier? Whither goest das reinheitsgebot? :)

3.5
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, light espresso and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, espresso, licorice and dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty espresso finish.

3.7
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a frothy light brown head. Strong coffee beans aroma with some roastiness, liqueur notes and a bit of alcohol. Good roasty flavor with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, some liqueur character and a light alcoholic touch. Finishes drier abd a bit burnt. A nice thick silky mouthfeel. Very nice, but NOT A SCHWARZBIER.


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