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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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KCCO Black LagerKCCO Black Lager

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 28
Gots: 141 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, schwarzbiers. Here goes:

A: Mediocre. Black with a red tint, pours a small white head that leaves very little lacing.

S: Good. Toasty coffee and dark chocolate. Nothing complex, but decent nonetheless

T: Good. Toasty coffee ad dark chocolate, like the smell, but more robust than indicated from the smell. Also a tid-bit more complex than I thought it would be.

F: While the alcohol content is smell, the beer has a good thickness and glides down the tongue smoothly.

O: A solid beer, but definitely forgettable.

leantom, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

sure it's a little light in body. that is well within the style profile, so I'm ok with that. taste, mouthfeel, aroma and appearance are just what I'd look for in a black lager - perfect for a fall day session.

ricke49, Oct 28, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -7.2%

Rolling the dice on another Black Lager. After the disappointing Guinness review (see mine) I'm hoping this one will quench my desire for black lager. This one was also picked up at Kesslers in Aberdeen, SD. Singles cooler.

Appearance (3.75) : Nice crisp snap from the cap and pours a stable 1 fingered head. The body is root beer colored with some cranberry hues throughout. Generous lacing left on the glass.

Aroma (3) : Smells a bit like a pig farm. Yep. Some musty, perhaps rotten barley or hay in storage, some straw, more manure, and finally a roasted coffee note in the middle of all of that. Roasted turd coffee. Gotta love it.

Taste (3) : It's got multiple levels of flavor, so I'm already excited here. The first sip there's heavily smoked and roasted malts, with bitter black coffee bean. It then transforms to a more contemporary malt flavor and finally a sour mash with light hop at the end. The only beef here is that the smoked coffee tastes like it was in humid storage for 2 years, or soaked in a tank with sweat socks. It's somewhat putrid. The finish left on the palate is that of sweaty gym shorts. Not that I've ever eaten them, but if you drink this, you'll relate.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, just barely touching into medium bodied territory. Carbonated, ends semi-dry. The aftertaste is the worst. Gym socks. Gym shorts. Gnaw on a jock strap. Blech.

Overall (3.11) : Again, not for me. Better than Guinness' offering but not by much. The gym sock finish destroys the beer, as does the pig farm aroma. If you're looking for a good black lager, Shiner's Bohemian Black has been the best I've tried thus far. I've still yet to try N.B.'s 1554, so I'm still optimistic. My advice? Skip this hybrid.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 28, 2014
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KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.