RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This intensely dark Kulmbacher style lager has a superb malt complexity with the distinctive flavors and aromas of coffee, caramel and chocolate. A renowned smoothness and a creamy, tan head make it an all-time brewery favorite.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Dark, dark body with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing.
Huge chocolate, roast and coffee aromas dominate.
Wonderful full malty flavors. Slightly fruity.
The smoothest beer I've ever had. Ever!

samiamx23 (3) - - DEC 28, 2017 does not count
Deliciously malty, smooth finish... great tastes of caramel and coffee. Pretty dark brown color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ajnepple (7362) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Brown/black appearance with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, coffee and a mild earthiness. Similar flavor, adding mild bitterness and a light malty sweetness. Light to medium body with a lingering dark malty finish. Nice Schwarz.

BeerInHeaven (500) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2017
pours black with a medium tan head. roasted malt aroma. Substantial mouth feel. Very nice rich roasted malt taste with some black coffee notes. bittersweet finish and linger. Really good!

bwy (100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2017
As the look and smell of a stout. Has the taste and texture of a lager. A best of both worlds blend. Reviewed on A Brew With You, Ep. 101

PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Backlog, bottle pours a blackish color with a medium tan head. Nose is bitter roast, coffee bean, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor was most of the same. Nice black lager.

Itzjerm (3175) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Light smoke flavors. Nose is just dark grains. Does have a light astringent bite. Very subtle husk flavor. Overall not bad. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gripweed57 (2980) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2017
From old tasting notes. Blackish brown, nearly opaque with a quickly disappating tan head. Aroma is slightly dry and vinous in nature. Semisweet roasted malt flavor upfront. Bitter hops in middle. Smooth dry finish has good hop character. Aftertaste is dry and somewhat bitter, yet long and interesting. Very lightly carbonated. Fairly well balanced and full bodied. Subtle and unique.

euniceradio (563) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2017
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black, solid beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, molasses, coffee, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, dark candi syrup. Taste of same. Excellent roastiness. Great complex flavor, while quite quaffable.

StoutBeerReviews (275) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Sort of has a musty sweet smell, it’s hard to describe. Strong dark roast coffee bean flavor, medium bitterness, bit more carb than most dark beers. Pretty damn good overall, quite unique.

downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Can from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. A pleasant black lager, with rich chocolate and toasty malts, some brown sugar and plenty of leafy hops, before a lingering, bitter, finish. Easy drinking for the ABV and enjoyable.

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