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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark black lager with bold roasted malt and faint citrus hop aromas. Robust flavors of burnt cocoa and roasted espresso barely give way to some mild orange and grapefruit hoppiness. The light body and crisp nature of this unique lager allows for a showcased bitterness that seems delayed at first, but builds to a powerful finish.

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3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Poured into a pilsner glass, the appearance was a dark black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Slow dissipation, moderate stringy lace. The aroma had some smooth semi-bitter coffee grounds flowing over a light chocolate with a light bready/yeastiness. Some crisp citrus hops. The flavor leans to the coffee grounds and chocolate and bready/yeastiness. Same smooth yeasty/bready aftertaste with the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Low to medium carbonation. Very smooth in the texture. Overall, decent Schwarzbier, mostly Americanized to probably try and get the hopheads to give this a whirl, but the more hops mostly distract from the true nature of this style. Though, would I have again? Actually, I think I would .

3.3
wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Black colored beer with a beige head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy hops and some roasted malts flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops

3.1
rikstar (2605) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Fles van het fust. Zwart met een redelijke creme kraag. Geur is typisch, vogelvoer en een asbak smaak is hennep en een asbak. Iets te geroosterd voor mijn persoonlijke smaak.

4.8
caribou43 (1154) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 I drank this beer yesterday in Lausanne. It is, in my point of view, the perfect dark beer. There is a perfect mix between the hop, the malt and this side bitter and roasted, feeling coffee. The foam is strong and staying a long time, perfect dark color and there is a nice sensation at the nose and the mouth.

3.4
HenrikSoegaard (14480) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy biter nice roasted flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.

3.4
kajser27 (1963) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2015
Dark brown to black colored, medium beige to tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and floral hoppiness. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt, some caramel, coffee, moderate floral hops, medium bitterness, dry roasted, ashy finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. (bottle, Scout Club Irish Pub, Samobor)

3.7
Beerhunter111 (22268) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2015
Sehr dunkel orangebraunes Bier mit einer schönen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist röstmalzig, erdig, trocken schokoladig. Der Geschmack ist trocken röstmalzig, angenehm hopfig, floral hopfig, schokoladig, gut!

3.7
mike_77 (7029) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2015 Aroma has some lightly roasted malts. The flavour is strong and bitter with lots of burnt malt and coffee. A light hoppy finish helps keeps it fresh enough to be a genuine session beer.

3.8
Benzai (16568) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle shared by Erwin Van Moll @ Brewpub Van Moll during the bottling of Benzai’s 10k beer. Dark brown to black color with a nice deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, hops and roast blended together nicely. Taste malts, roasted malts, bitter, hop lightly, hop bitter, dark malts, ash. Very nice mix of two different styles. Very well done imo!

3.3
gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2015
Fonefan 191214. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, molasses, coffee. Flavour is dry, roasted malt, vanilla, popcorn , cocoa, coffee. OK/Nice beer.


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