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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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77
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495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 26
Gots: 120 | 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 Pintofbrown:
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had in a nonic pint. Bottled on date 12/13/13.

The body is a dark maple syrup that starts to look black. The plasticy cap gets to almost two-fingers in width, and begins to die after about a minute, sheet lacing on the sides.

The aroma is chalky with some tangy, peppery rye bread malt. There is also an underlying bouquet of roasty nuttiness. This is more on the sweet side, one note though.

The palate is very similar to the nose; chalky bread malt, some additions of cocoa powder, and a building roasty note on the finish. The nuttiness is present near the finish as well with the roast. Dark malt lovers out there will like this.

KCCO Black Lager has a more watery feel, but nice building creaminess when swished around the mouth. It goes down easy, more crisp and slick.

KCCO is not going to blow a seasoned beer drinker out of the water, but the easy going nature and pleasant malt flavors should keep one interested enough to enjoy. I would gladly have this again.

Pintofbrown, Jan 10, 2014
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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.

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Bottle to Nonic pint glass

A: Quarter inch off-white head; fine carbonation that dissipates after a minute. Opaque, red/amber appearance (with back-light it is quite red, and without it is brown).

S: Chocolate; no other discernible aromas.

T: Light chocolate flavor, almost like a diluted porter. A hint of toasted malts.

M: Light, coarse carbonation. Water consistency with the finish; no mouth coating or feeling “phlegmy.”

O: Porter taste without the porter feel. I enjoy chocolatey porters more than any other beer; I honestly wasn’t expecting that flavor with this beer. I was just expecting a regular lager that happened to have a dark color. I was greatly surprised and pleased. On a hot day like today, it’s refreshing to get such flavor from a light-feeling beer.

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KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.