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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - APR 1, 2014
22oz bottle poured into tulip. Part of duct tape surprise bottle share at Beachwood. Very dark, nearly opaque brown body with a half-finger tan head that leaves patchy lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet initially with molasses and dark fruit flavors then an espresso roast bitterness follows. Medium-full body, sticky and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a dry, bitter finish.


3.1
Oakes (17664) - 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.

4
beerplace (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
650ml bottle at Alex’s. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet with coffee, chocolate, some fruity and smokey notes. Good stuff.

3.4
GRM (4046) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2017
Brown bottle, 22 ounces, from and with Stephen Morris (thank you!), savoured October 14 2016; eye: black, opaque, ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: coffee, ham, smoky, green pepper; mouth: coffee, ham, smoky, green pepper, light unpleasant acridness, finale in coffee with presence of green pepper, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille brune, 22 onces, de et avec Stephen Morris (thank you!), savourée le 14 octobre 2016; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : café, jambon, fumé, poivron vert; bouche : café, jambon, fumé, poivron vert, légère âcreté déplaisante, finale en café avec présence de poivron vert, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : correct

3.3
Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2017
0.65l bottle @ Hotel Room. This is a deeper brown looking one only a small quickly islandy dark beige head in the top. Smells really nice. It has a good darker roasted aroma. Acidic hints, cold dark coffee. Nice. It’s really on the sweeter path this. Not cloying but not too far off either. It’s mild oily in the mouth and about average on the carbonation. Sweetish coffee. Like it’s been added brown sugar. Traces of vanilla and cream. Ends with a throat warming flak roasted taste. The first few sips were nice, but now almost finished with the bottle I’m not sure if I would want to drink more of this. 20.06.2015

3.1
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Eh. This had a pretty strong coffee flavor, yet wasn’t all that thick. Probably because it’s a porter and not a stout. However, it was quite sweet, much more than I expected or could enjoy.

3
Lubiere (13900) - 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 Matt’s Eclipse tasting.

3.8
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - 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
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, 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. It’s a medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a little sweeter than I prefer.

3.8
jbruner (4734) - 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 I’d expect, but really nice.

3.5
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 that’s 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. There’s 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. Doesn’t 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 it’s still a bit too harsh and roasted/burnt tasting for my preference.


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