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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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KCCO Black LagerKCCO Black Lager

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92 Reviews
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Reviews: 92
Hads: 696
Avg: 3.37
pDev: 46.59%
Wants: 32
Gots: 235 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Resignation Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: anhigdon on 10-22-2013

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.
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Reviews: 92 | Hads: 696
Reviews by Slatetank:
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3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this from Brass Rail, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker from the twelve oz. brown bottle.

The color is dark brown with translucent clarity with thick creamy white head with fine bead. The smell has strong roasted aromas with mild nutty and toast elements with slight earthy coffee-like odor and gentle sweet malt accent. The feel is very good, smooth low bitterness from roasted grain with nice malt body and moderate carbonation veering toward med high with low alcohol and moder light body.

The taste is good with dark toasted grain and nutty flavor with light caramel accents and light hint of nutty toffee with some earthy and dry finish with almost spicy taste from high carbonation. The overall take is it is a decent dark lager with some interesting malt yet it is not really a standout style wise.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PintOh1759
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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.

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Photo of Jasonboerner
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. I'll have one if its on a menu and nothing else appeals. Not too bad.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden brown color, very nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger fizzy light tan head, with some nice sticky lacing, which disappated quickly. The nose is malty. The taste is malty, not much going on with this one, watery. Light body, with a slightly dry/bitter finish. Overall, too macro for me.

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Photo of jdogvol
4.34/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer. Nice toasty flavor, light on the palate, but plenty of flavor. Not overly complex, but interesting enough to keep your attention. A solid and satisfying beverage.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of briang01
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of TTripp725
2.08/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Campy4912
5/5  rDev +48.4%

Photo of TrudiiSchu
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks way darker than it tastes. Hints of molasses. Good.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kicknass
5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

HOME RUN. Walk the line between a porter and lager. Fantastic all around winter beer.

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Photo of rsquared59
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Crisp carbonated light porter taste, all after taste

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Photo of Jill_kellum
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Aldebaran
2.92/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

Photo of Beer21
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.