On tap at Ambulance, one of the more robust and best designed dark lagers brings sugar-spiced dried fruiting to dewy peat mossing and earthen truffle dryness for distinctly rounded profile. Smooth foeder aging relegates some hop impact but heightens its mocha malt bill.
On tap at Taphouse 15 and bettering most nebulous German dark lagers (schwarzbiers) currently on US market, well-designed moderation spreads dry coffee-stained Baker’s chocolate sustenance atop fresh baked rye breading, picking up mild candied toffee sweetness to contrast herb-tinged earthen truffle backend.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, dewy peat moss absorbs molasses-daubed cocoa dusting and mild Christmastime ginger, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon spicing as recessive brown-leafed dark-roast hop astringency wavers thru gingerbread finish.
On tap at Jealous Monk, dewy dark lager with mildest smoked rauchbier influence provides wispy smoke bacon dash for Bakers chocolate, chicory coffee and ashen chestnut whims above cocoa-powdered carafa malting.
Stylishly mish-mashed bronze-cleared semi-dark Czech lager unites spritzy lemon-dropped tartness with dry fungi-mossed dewiness, leafy hop astringency and sour cider riff over bland white breaded bottom.
On tap at Ambulance, earthen cellared fungi drapes toffee-spiced brown breaded molasses sweetness and distant fig-pecan-walnut scheme to its dewy wet wood bottom.
On tap at Growler & Gill, deviously offbeat hybridized one-off utilizes lightly brined squid-inked smoke peach adjunct to casually affect its doppelbock-like maple sugaring, brown ale-like chestnut/hazelnut snag and dark lagered fig-dried black malt dryness. Needs more pronounced squid-inked peach intensity.
Generic dark lager contrasts dry corn-husked astringency and lightly pungent herbal hops against pasty wheat-riced cereal malts before zesty lemon spritz gets phenol. Meager banana, orange and white grape undertones slide below.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘traditional easy drinking’ dark lager retains mild toffee sugaring for dewy fungi soiling and toasted grain crisping.
Stylishly washed-out canned version of weary dunkel. Dry sherry, sour chocolate and barren nuttiness flicker above toasted grain base.
On tap at Ambulance, hybridized black lager combines black-malted dark chocolate roast with dankly resinous hop char. Minor soy, cocoa and day-old coffee illusions drift off. Serve to schwarzbier fans.
Old fashioned dark lager parades dark-roast chocolate malts across black rye breading, mossy peat dewiness and dried fig swig, recalling English-styled ESB with its underlying earthen brown tea bittering. Tertiary toffee, pecan and burnt toast reminders waver.