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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 28
Gots: 142 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Resignation Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A toast lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy porter or a stout it’s amazingly light, crispy, and sessionable. KCCO Black is a delicious misfit.

Brewed & Bottled by Redhook Ale Brewery.

(Beer added by: anhigdon on 10-22-2013)
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Reviews by JayQue:
Photo of JayQue
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The bottle says it was brewed by Red Hook Brewery for Resignation Brewery, using a Resignation recipe. Pours a fairly dense brown color with plenty of reddish highlights coming through. Light tan head, frothy, with a good size on a hard pour. Head retention is good. Thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Aromas is fairly good: roasted malt is featured but there is a little coffee and some bitterness. Flavor is similar to smell. Surprisingly hoppy.

Mouthfeel is a little light but crisp and nicely carbonated.

Overall a pretty decent lager.

JayQue, Jul 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Nothing i wished for in a beer i dreamed about. Huge hype around this beer begin as its the beer of The Chive, cracked the bottle and immediately got smacked with a delightful smell of bold dark flavors and hints of coffee, but the taste dosnt compare, leaves you wanting more, wishing it had that one last thing to make it a great beer. It begs for a bite at the end and it dosnt deliver. and to add to the all around flavor its flat as a pancake. very let down by this beer.

PintOh1759, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

tbryan5, Apr 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

briang01, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

SD-Alefan, Mar 11, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -37.9%

TTripp725, Aug 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Jan 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

Campy4912, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Poppaweasel, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Crisp carbonated light porter taste, all after taste

moundbz, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Jill_kellum, Nov 03, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -12.8%

Aldebaran, Aug 30, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated May 2014.

Poured near black but clear reddish-brown, topped by a very good tan head that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: a bit herbal, vegetal and hop dominated with too little from dark malts -- clearly off style.

Flavor: better and truer to style, but lacks the level of dark roasted grain expected.

Feel: a bit thin even for style. Medium carbonation.

O: OK, excepting aroma, but a notch below average for style overall.

chinchill, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

schoon, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

navband, Apr 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

aengleman, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Beer21, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

cmwilliq, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

richkrull, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

LXIXME, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

Serfigo13, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

JMS1512, May 30, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It definitely has the look of a Schwarzbier, with the dark color and easing in of light at the edges and into the body as well as the clarity and brightness considering. It has the lighter-bodied look despite a dark color. The head doesn't show a lot of structure, though not bad. It holds up as a sparsely bubbled cap maintaining a modicum of sloppy foam and leaves some spotting, even as some bubbling and a decently thick foam remains for the entirety.
The aroma's a bit difficult to pull out. There's toast with a roasted edge under a moderate but not particularly stable malt foundation. The toast does come out a little more and some dry baker's chocolate come out after time to fill it out.
The taste offers very much the same, and this barely goes the right direction between light being weak and actually having some structure and depth. The toast, roast and powdery semi-sweet cocoa do take their places, though, and a hint of acrid char eases out before it begs too much attention.
The light carbonation supports some crispness in a light body. It's a bit smooth, but it could use more than just simplicity to make it lighter and join the ranks of great Schwarzbiers.

Brenden, Feb 17, 2014
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KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.