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RATINGS: 535   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 Didnt want o rate this as high as I did, but I did... then I rated it again. Pours a dark cola with a decent head. The aroma: caramel, bread, cereal, chocolate, nuts, roasty, slight resin, slight spruce, a little cheese, some basement aromas, banana, butterscotch, really light smoke, some skunky, some vanilla, its actually pretty interesting. The taste is nice but WAY lopsided to sweetness. Light bodied palate, creamy, soft carb, a long soft velvet finish. Nice.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (892) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1447) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1490) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zgpt (38) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
eaglefan538 (3033) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4107) - Lake Champlain, 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. Id like to say Euro black lager, cause thats some weird German yeast if thats what they used. Maybe again, but nothing over the top.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7880) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Lots of sharp roast and some light coffee. Hint of raw barley. Black pout with great head and lacing. Light bittet finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1863) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Can from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a very dark ruby brown color. Lovely frothy tan head. Super roasty aromas and flavor. Almost smoky. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Body on the thin-to-medium side. Very smooth and drinkable. This is excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbbeyRoade (537) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Highly sessionable 4% black lager here. Great full roasted malt flavor with light coffee/chocolate notes. A little bit of a spritz w/caramel flavors that emerge to balance sweet with dry character from the hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (322) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Smells of sweet roasted malts little bit of dark fruit. Rich dark black in color with thick three finger brownish head that slowly dissipates. Rich sweet malt Flavor with huge coffee and sweet milk chocolate coming through as the star of this brew. Full creamy body with a quick carbonation that turns to flat very fast but smooth. Very nice body and flavor one of my favorite schwarzbier thus far in my great exploration to find the worlds best beer. Nice work!


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