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KCCO Black Lager - Resignation Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 27
Gots: 106 | 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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Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +19.8%

AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20

Pours out to a generous beige head that laces well and very deep brownish black color. Aroma is slightly nutty, coffee-like malt with a good dose of Munich and pilsner malts, much like a Dunkel. Flavor is a blend of sharp roasted grains, sweet decocted malts and a touch of noble hops. Mouthfeel is medium-light and refreshing. Overall a good call.

EagleTalon, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of jburris64
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

I enjoy Schwarzbier's but some are better then others.
This one was dark but not black, nice body but some after taste.
Not one I would seek out all the time.

jburris64, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

target88, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

instinct2, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

SonictheBeerhog, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

tdm168, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

OldSmaug, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 16, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +14.1%

I have no idea why today has been so filled with bottled lagers, but that is the way that The Great Bottle Purge of 2014 is progressing. I have a feeling that I will soon revert to form, however, and break out the AIPAs.

From the bottle: "A Resignation recipe brewed in collaboration with Redhook"; "Resign from the Routine".

If you know anything about my operations here at Chez Woody, you know that I often (usually) employ a very heavy hand in conducting my pours. This is especially true when it is a dark-colored beer as it makes the pseudo-cascade that much more visible. I watched gleefully as it settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, light-tan head with good retention. My BJCP app tells me that the color is Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22), but I would call it Mahogany. Once more, the clarity in a lager is stunning! NE-quality calibre and I plan to listen to an interview with Val Midwest shortly. Nose had a burnt charcoal smokiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, which is okay in a lager. The taste had a pleasant smokiness that actually put the flavor in Mikkeller's Rauch Geek Breakfast to shame. Finish was semi-dry, sort of smoky and definitely a real find!

woodychandler, Aug 16, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

joshwindholz, Aug 16, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +3%

JasonL02, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

Awesome beer.

GaryMoss, Aug 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

wingnutz27, Aug 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

thomda11, Aug 15, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +0.6%

jharmon, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

firemanfred, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bongobeer, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jkball01, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Benmitch5, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

bubseymour, Aug 08, 2014
KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.