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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top-fermented, dark ale brewed in the true German style. Made with Pale 2-row, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate and Black barley malts, this is a full-bodied ale that offers great depth. The word ‘delicious’ doesn’t do this beer justice.
Now available as a Winter seasonal in November and December.

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thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
(12oz bottle dated 4-7-11 thanks to swalden28) clear ruby/copper with a tan ring of bubbles. Nose of caramel, melba toast, raisins, but very subdued overall. Taste of dry grain, cream, melba toast, medium thick body and a dry finish.

2.7
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
bottle, thanks to swalden28, dark color of TAB cola with a thin foam, aroma is soft peppery nuts, flavor is caramel , bitter, decent carb but thin

2.9
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours brown with beige head. Aroma of faint chocolate and caramel. Flavor is same but a but watered down. Light body, kinda watery. Over all, its ok.

3.5
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bruin body with an off white head. Malty body with light roasted malt tones, hint so coco and caramel with a light sweetness. THin body with a soft roasted bitterness to finish pretty good.

3.4
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2011
12 oz bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma and flavor is toasted caramel malt and dark esters. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Ty.

3.2
wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Decent maltiness, easy to drink ale. Not especially great but a decent session ale.

3.5
jake65 (3689) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Bottle: A beautiful dark brown pour with auburn highlights and topped by a finger of creamy beige head. Aroma is malty... sort of sweet, but nothing more stands out. Maybe some light toffee and chocolate. The flavor is where this brew thrives: Sweet and malty with citrus, caramel, and chocolate. Earthy with just a bit of citrus hops. Just a small amount of roast and nuts. Rich, but increadibly easy drinking. Pairs well with Reese’s Pieces.

4.3
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
This was a definite winner. Pours a dark brown with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Roasted hops and caramel flavor with a nice chocolaty caramel finish. The best schell brew by far!

3
drdisque (838) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
From a 3+ year old bottle my dad had tucked in the back of his beer fridge. Had no aroma left. Taste was primarily of roast but had a light enough mouthfeel and low bitterness so it wasn’t overwhelming. Also some sweetness which made it go down better than I expected. However, nothing to write home about. Was pretty flat which I assume was due to the age of the bottle.

4.1
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark chocolate brown pour with a creamy tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma, flavor is more of the same. Creamy mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate finish. VERY easy drinking beer with some great flavor to it.


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