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Jolly Roger Black Lager

October, 2016
Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Once the bottle cap was opened, aromas of roasted malts (think dark chocolate and coffee) just exploded right out of the bottle. The beer was pitch black in appearance with a rocky and creamy tan head that just lasted forever. In fact, upon sipping the beer I had to wipe off the creamy head residue from my lips. Complex flavors of dark roasted malts was quite evident. Chocolate and coffee flavors come to mind that was nicely balanced with the hop bitterness. Everything balanced nicely : roasted malts were not too dominant nor were the hops. The beer had a very nice medium body and carbonation that was creamy in texture and finished a little dry with a subtle malt sweetness. Very smooth drinking beer that exemplifies the style.