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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.

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3.1
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2016
355ml bottle (Pien, Helsinki)
Pleasant sweetish roasty aroma, a bit of burnt toast, but saying more dunkel than schwarz. Dar red, brief tan head. Thinnish palate, some burnt dryness. Some lactic aspect, also some hop pungency, but these things are fleet, and non-reproduceable. Bit messy. Dullish cerne, I’d prefer almost any czech one, but certainly drinkable. (And now I imagine Beer House Dunkles, from just round the corner, which nukes even the czech ones off the map.)

3.4
Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2016
355ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Very dark brown, chestnut color. Medium size, beige-brownish head, stays. Nutty, sweet, roast, caramel, bit buttery in aroma. Roast, old wet carpet, nutty, husky, grainy in taste. Sharp, large bubble type of carbonation. Nutty, barley roast in aftertaste. Oily / buttery mouthfeel. Solid brew.

3.5
ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Can from my old buddy Brian. Pours a super dark cola color with a tan head. The smell is roasted dark malt, some molasses, coffee. The taste is as it smells with some dark fruit lingering as well then a dry roasty ending. The body is light with about average carbonation. Pretty decent overall and at 4% it’s a sessionable.

3.1
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Not a big fan of dark beers. But this one was very drinkable. Lots of malty sweetness smooth easy drinking. Would recommend.

3.6
ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
12 oz. can. Pour was black with a off white head. Aroma was sweet coffee, roasted malts. Taste was sweeter, fresh coffee, chocolate, malty, roasted grain.

4.2
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a pitch black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The taste matches the nose. An excellent beer.

3.7
sinfull (1655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Black color. Medium-sized , beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and bread. Roasted malt dominate in taste . Moderate sweetness with some smoky notes. Roasted bitterness at the end. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Excellent. Dark pour effemeral tan head, slightly sour aroma but not taste. Palate is light/lagerish, flavor nice hint of nut+earth. Excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
User37895 (3042) - - OCT 15, 2016
Pour was brown black, no head or lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and nuts. Flavor much the same, diluted, old milk chocolate and stale nuts. Mouthfeel was thin and undercarbonated. A miserable schwarzbier.

3.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2016
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within a nice minute. Thin filmy to almost bubbly lacing glosses around the glass nicely. The aroma has some grainy breadiness riding into a sly malted spice underneath, I want to say black pepper, but somehow, that even seems like a stretch, somewhat. I want to say it comes off a lil’ bit like freshly baked bread. The flavor is grainy sweet with that spice coming back to make an effort to balance. Sly use of the bread flowing into the aftertaste and then into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium. Use of spice displays some harshness, but not overly done. Overall, schwarzbier or just regular Euro black lager. I’d like to say Euro black lager, ’cause that’s some weird German yeast if that’s what they used. Maybe again, but nothing over the top.


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