KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 33
Gots: 226 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Swapped this at a tailgate for some good beer, should've just asked him to keep it

Photo of Realbeerguy
1/5  rDev -70.3%

No this beer should not be allowed on the market

Photo of ToddThompson
1.43/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

As a fan of The Chive I wanted to give the KCCO Black Lager a try when I saw it in my local bottle shop. As a whole I am not much of a fan of Black Lagers anyways but still kept an open mind and didn't expect anything earth shattering. This was a HUGE disappointment as I either got an infected bottle or this is just a mindnumbingly bad beer. Tasted and smelled of roasted ammonia. Two sips and I had to tap out. Hope it didn't kill the grass where I dumped it over my deck.

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
2/5  rDev -40.7%

This stuff tastes like a good stout or porter that is watered down and leaves you hanging. I was told over and over that this is good stuff so I dropped 9 bucks on a sixxer and was seriously disappointed. High price for a lager that tastes like watered down chocolate and coffee. Won't buy again. Bud light black crown is better and cheaper. Crap beer. Don't waste your money

Photo of dippy
2.03/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Real let down of a lager. Weak head, watery feel. Less roasts than it is kinda sour.
I was hoping for something fun as I enjoy the kcco vibe but this was clearly not them putting their best foot forward.

I am going to say that this is a skip going forward.

Photo of Roush91
2.26/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It would sell as well as a cheap-O beer, it's like Steve Martin in the jerk, trying to be classy but has no idea what it's doing.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: The color of coffee with ruby coming through. A cream colored head with a film of retention. Little to no lacing.

Aroma: Muted tones of coffee and malts. A metallic tanginess.

Taste: Burnt grains, toasted bread, slight hop sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated, sharp.

Overall: This beer was too harsh all around, feeling like a cola with a macro brewery taste.

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.

Photo of chugalug06
2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Fast rising and fast falling tan soapy head. Zero lacing or head retention. Thin, black, clear brew. Noting noteworthy.

Aroma of latex. Light caramel and bland.

Way too light and ball less. There no depth or character. Bland way light smokey water flavor. There's nothing that takes over. Carbonation is high and distracting. A very unremarkable brew. Can't even distinguish most of the vague flavors.

BLAND!!! Nothing about this brew makes me want to drink it again. But, it's ok, I'll keep calm and Chive on!

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.64/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A good effort. Like the cap.

2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Thin head w/ little to no lacing. Dark in color.
S: Notes of chocolate and roasted malt
T: Chocolate, sweetness and roasted flavors from malt. Not much hop character.
M: Light bodied but expected for the style of beer.
O: Seems like a mass-produced product vice a craft brew. A little bland for me.

Photo of Motozappa
2.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Why waste your time with all the descriptions & adjectivity... the brew is poor even when poured. And Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager gets the same score thus far (77)?

OK, so I'm suppose to tell you why I dislike or like it and be constructive too. It is basic, light on carbonation, lacking in aroma and has a mediocre flavor compared to others in its class, like good Schwartzbier or a complex Black Lager!

Photo of Lard_City
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The look of a porter with the taste and feel of a mass produced lager. Meh.

Photo of Bitterbill
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a dark brown with a 1 finger head of tan foam. It looks to have some lacing.

It has some raosty smells to it with a lot of grain...corn...that's about it.

The corn/grain dominates with a light flavour of roasted malt and hint of coffee. Now a bit of a tartness is showing itself.

Decent mouthfeel here but it is not a very drinkable Black Lager because it doesn't create any excitement for my palate.

Photo of Carrier4
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little weak and lacks any malty flavor. Not the greatest beer.

Photo of patch911
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was ok. Not my favorite black lager.

Photo of Trentt2
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I love the chive. And so I wanted to love this beer. But instead I just like it a little. Decent taste but misses the mark overall. But they done good for a first beer. I'll try they're new stuff.

Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single bought from Roths Sunnyslope Market. $1.67 Cola brown coloured beer with a large frothy light tan head. Brown bread malty aromas,slight milk chocolate and a touch of hop. OK Toasty caramel malt flavour ..again a touch of chocolate and some coffee in the back..slight ash taste. Palate is thin and too carbonated..but not terrible. OK just ..way too expensive at $10 a six pack up here.Its not moving

Photo of Lovethemhopps
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is not a whole lot to this beer. It tastes fine, but is lacking the toasted maltiness and flavor of coffee. Was hoping for a little bit more out of this one.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3/5  rDev -11%

A thin brown color with a thin off white head. There isn't a lot of smell, but most of what I get is malt. The taste was very underwhelming with a bit of malt, a spike of hops, and then a semi sweet aftertaste. Was not a fan myself and found this beer to be highly forgettable.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a collaboration with red hook, make your own judgments on their direction. a beer for the chive, which is apparently some college kid website, I don't know. what I do know, is that this brew is hopelessly average. its a dark amber color, not black, and has about an inch of caramel colored head, but it fades fast. light and easy drinking, the lager characteristics are quite pronounced, with just a medium roast on the malt, and a bit of a watered down vibe. easy enough to drink and not off in any way, but boring in terms of flavor. a little sweet, quick finish. one thing I will say for it though is that at least its a dark beer. I mean, there are enough crappy low budget college guy beers out there, I am glad they went a different direction with this, but it offers just a few of the elements of a truly craft black lager, or a german schwarzbier. this doesn't have any of the richness or the grain character, but it gets a passing low C grade from me.

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Says review optional. Thats was a lie

Photo of bmwats
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilnser.

A: Dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, tight, foamy, white head. Settles slowly leaving a thick foam blanket and a beer ring. Thick beer ring lacing.

S: Lightly roasted coffee and a light floral tone.

T: Rye bread, with a little peat.

M: Bitter and something of a synthetic sweetness.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice foamy head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is lightly roasty with a bit of a floral tone. Rye bread with a little peat. Overall, this is decent quaff.

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.

Photo of Raskolnikov
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It essentially has the general feel of a watered down porter, as others have said before, but it would be a great alternative for somebody who is a fan of Guinness.

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KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.