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RATINGS: 543   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2413) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Two fingers of head on a black body. The aroma has a light scent of roasted malt. The taste has some burnt wood, roasted malt and a lemon bitter (mild) finish. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation and medium body. A decent black lager, though the taste was heavy on the burnt wood.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (1435) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Bottled July 2012; BBE undated; Drank Dec 2012 - Opaque Black in colour. Malty; roast malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and smoke, hint of nuts. Hoppy; lightly bitter earthy hops. Bittersweet roast malty throughout. Dry roast finish. Very drinkable. Decent. (2012-12-28)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braastad (459) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Black color with small foamy head. Aroma has roasted malts. Flavor is roasted and sweet with dried fruit Little bland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3613) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and slightly burnt bready notes in aroma. Quite dry mouthfeel. Dark bready maltyness, some sweetness and chocolatey notes in taste. Soft and smooth with nice, slightly burnt flavors in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (418) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours black, big brown head. Aromantic of toast, toffee, dark fruit. Taste has an interesting bitterness over the sweet malt and a dark fruitiness, some coffee. Mouthful is light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14896) - 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, Id 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6773) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2683) - 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% its a sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (332) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (925) - 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 (1520) - 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.


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