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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This crisp clean dark lager begins with hints of roasted coffee beans and rich chocolate but showcases a surprisingly light body and mouthfeel. This schwarzbier is moderately hopped with noble German hops that compliment the delicate malt backbone. Not to be underestimated, this light lager is a true champion of flavor.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (453) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Pours dark brown, light brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, cocoa, malt, hint of spicy hops. Taste is coffee. Sweet caramel, then the hops are notable on the finish. Light, bubbly mouthfeel. Cola like. Pleasant drinkabe beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (490) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Can from Greg. Nose is dark sugar and cocoa. Smooth body throughout. Mix of malt and hops blends well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4335) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Dark beer with brown highlights when held to the light. Foamy beige head. Burnt sugar nose. Flavors of burnt toast, burnt caramel, wet grains and a bit of dark fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (854) - - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2016 Draft. Brewery serves it too cold. Aroma of Baker?s chocolate. Flavors of that, toasted bread crust. Mouthfeel and the finish is reminiscent of a chewy dark rye. Slightly watery cocoa at the end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Not a bad one here. Caramel taste, dark, somewhat burnt(?), flavor, but not at all unpleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2015
12oz can in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of pale malts, hints of roast and chocolate, some light bitterness, and some toast/bread. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer for the style, but sort of boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Can at Villain & Saint. Deep, dark brown body with slight mocha head. Nose is malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste also malty, but also hop notes that balance it out. Crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1458) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Can into lager glass, crazy bubbly deep rusty brown color with much light tan head. Aroma notes of light roasted malt, caramel, light coffee and earthy hops. Taste adds light cocoa, bread, tad smokiness and grass bitterness. Light body, heavy carbonation, crisp with clean roast finish. Once the over carbonation of this can settled a refreshing, flavorful dark lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Draft. Medium beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some caramel, toffee, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some earthy, bread, light cherry. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft in a flight at pizza paradiso DuPont. Dark brown. Light coffee with a cocoa finish. Light body, average carb. Smooth lager. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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