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Easygoing organically barley-malted Bavarian dark lager retains soft-watered flow, dewy earthen funk, and banana-browned fruit-dried nature to timid caraway-seeded rye-breaded spine. Amiable fig-date-prune sedation, reticent chocolate-covered raisin paucity, and meager chocolate nibs influence find space between. Likable light-bodied German beer may not have enough stylistic honeyed wheat efficacy but milder tastes will be appreciative.

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jazz-fusion masterpiece, Bitches Brew, uncommon ebony-hued honey-brewed Imperial Stout-affiliated dark lager better defined as complex schwarzbier. On tap, shiny-leafed berry-like gesho influence affixes sarsaparilla flow to grain-seared cocoa-malted Baker’s chocolate frontage, tar-like hop-charred walnut-singed bitterness, and mildewed cellar-dwelled black grape dankness. Filmy black chocolate midst picks up espresso-milked Anisette reminder, spicy cardamom lilt, and gooey anise ascension. Rich port-bourbon wining fills out clean mocha finish. In bottle, kiln-smoked maple malting picks up chocolate-covered raisin …

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Old Bavarian dark lager features beautiful mocha waft, delicious smoked chocolate bitterness, and integral dry roasted nuttiness. Dank yeast souring perks up withered rye-wheat spine, gentle water flow, and earthen smidgen, though better carbolic propulsion would suffice.…

Rating: 2.5

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Vague Munich-styled dark lager lacks character as musty berry aroma, barley-roasted molasses sweetness, and dirty water flow deadened by faint Merlot finish. Dried fruit nuances neutralized early on.…

Rating: 2.5

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Honeyed caramel malts and chewy tobacco lurk beneath brutally cloy corn sugar astringency, wearing thin by cheap dirty-watered finish.…

Rating: 3.5

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Dim maple aroma matches brown sugar-influenced malt sweetness of this slow brewed bayou lager. Gentle hops melt mocha margin for subtle throat dryness. Richer than predictable grain-based competition and therefore more robust. Pliant chocolate finish lingers to mellow aftertaste.…

Rating: 3.5

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Musty mocha malt sweetness, sugared fig piquancy, and mild citrus undertones provide dramatic setting. Astringent alcohol coarseness makes presence felt. Strangely, golden hue lighter than full-bodied creaminess and dense sour mash would indicate.…

Rating: 2.5

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Smoked chocolate barleymalt lag, sagging spiced-hop bittering, and lax dry nuttiness offer shoddy Copper Ale-ish respite. Cheap burgundy-Scotch midst, oily mouthfeel, and flighty prune finish decrease value further.…

Rating: 3

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Fine auburn lager with up-front barley roast, caramelized yeast apex, and chocolate liqueur creaminess complementing syrupy sugared flow. Better carbonation and fuller finish would increase value. Brewery defunct: 2006.…

Rating: 3

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Despite ‘black’ designation, pale golden lager retains heady malt liquor salience. Smoked whiskey prelude fades to sticky cream corn sweetness with biscuit-y wheat waver. Possible liqueur wisp turns soapy by astringent finish, where 7% alcohol drear sullies glutinous gluten goo.…

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In unique pudgy bottle, mahogany-hued Vienna lager-styled Mexican never overpowers, remaining politely creamy and sweet. Soft-hopped grains and distant chocolate abjure fervent alcohol-soaped mocha-spiced finish. Unlike most dark beers, it lacks (but never misses) mocha richness and instead relies on mineral water crispness and slightest agave hint.…

Rating: 3

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Acrid plum-wined butterscotch-malted dark lager. Raspy hop dryness counters hard-candied sweetness punctuating medicinal finish.…

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