As dark and foreboding as a Porter or Stout, but without the anchoring heft of either, this German-style Dark Fest Lager celebrates the complex union of the bold, robust flavors found in full-bodied ales with the crispness and drinkability of German-style Lagers. Subtle chocolate and coffee notes mingle with hints of toasted bread, giving Scratch #103 a clean roasted edge with plenty of German malt complexity. Brewed since the Middle Ages (the first documented mention was around 1390), the dark lager may very well be the world’s oldest beer style. Scratch #103 continues the age-old tradition of the style, using noble European hops and a variety of malts to create a balanced, authentic German-inspired brew. Don’t let its menacing color fool you; this latest Scratch offering is quite a refreshing and multifaceted brew!