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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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636 Ratings
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 32
Gots: 188 | FT: 2
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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Photo of noproduction
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jae61
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAC81
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ba Review #289
Served On: 01/26/2015
Glassware: Murphy's Nonic Pint
Labeled AVB: 5.1%
Date/ Code: 07/30/14

Got this one in a beer trade with a neighbor.

Look: Poured a caramel brown – not black. Good cabonation. The head was a fizzy cola texture at a 1 finger height. It reduced down to a patchy coating rather quickly. No real lacing.

Smell: Aroma was very sweet with a slight earthy spice and a biscut note. Also dark fruits like raisons or plum. Maybe even some brown sugar or molasses. Remineded me of an iced pastry.

Taste: First was some rough carbonation which lead into an unsweetened molasses and plum. The a biscuit note was preasent. The finish was fairly clean with hints of roasted malts and molasses from before. I had virtually no aftertaste on the palate, probably due to the watery consistency. There may have been some plum lingering on a couple of sips.

This is an OK offering. Not sure why it took a colab between Resignation and Red Hook to come up with such a typical brew. Very sessionable. Perfect for quenching your thirst while shoveling snow.

Photo of animal69
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B-Land
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mightymango
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good color, more of a dark brown and not a true black.

Consumed out of bottle as glass was not available so smell was noted to be malty with a bit of cocoa aroma but was not strong do to bottle drink.

Lighter feel then most black, actually has more of a light beer consistency.

So not quite a black and not quite a brown, good malt favor and an enjoyable taste.

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.

Photo of jakewatt135
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sambo4
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBry
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Standard brown bottle, label as shown below.
Clear, dark brown with orange highlights (not really black). Foamy head that quickly fades to nothing.
Some smell of toasted malt, slight cocoa and coffee.
Taste has sweet toasted malt, mild amount of chocolate and coffee. Slight smoke finish.
Lower level of carbonation, slightly crisp mouth feel.
Drinkable, but was looking for a bit more flavors.

Photo of loubar
4.03/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from BevMo. Opaque, dark caramel color with beige head. Aroma is burnt grains and mild chocolate. Taste is malty, roasted grains, earthy with hints of coffee. No bitterness. Palate is light-bodied, slightly thin with a dry finish. The flavor of a porter, yet moderate and easy drinking. An excellent Schwarzbier.

Photo of DougT
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JavieX
4.59/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite Black Lager, great job on the consistency.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bareju
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Chive has kept me company while my ship's been at sea- how is their beer?

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

Appearance: Dark cola color with a small brownish head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind little lace.

Smell: Toasted malt at the forefront with some woody and molasses hints.

Taste: Begins with a slight spice that rounds out to chocolate/molasses sweetness. Finish has oak and more hints of an almost syrup-like sweetness.

Feel: Medium body with lively carbonation and a slightly sticky finish.

Overall: I wasn't expecting much from this beer and it surprised me. No, it isn't the best thing out their, but Schwarzbier is an under-represented style that I've always liked. This is a solid representation of that.

Photo of hoppy91
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in an Elevator Brewing Company pint glass, this nice black lager pours a dark brown with red tinges, a nice frothy light tan head that dissipates to a thin layer and clinging fine beaded lacing. Nose of chocolate malts, light coffee, and roasted grains. Flavors are chocolate malts to the front and sides, light coffee bitterness to the rear, with some roasted grain flavors following through on the aftertaste leaving a lightly bitter aftertaste blending with roasted coffee. Very sessionable black lager with a wet smooth mouth feel. Nice solid collaboration beer.

Photo of Romoworld
3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It has a great taste and it has great flavors of oak barrel taste.

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.