5 O'clock Shadow Double Black Lager - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, light brown head of pillowy foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and bread crust.
T - Rich chocolate notes blend with toffee, roasted malt and subtle coffee flavors. Lightly bitter with a silky smooth sweetness.
M - Nicely done. Smooth with a crisp bite. A medium bodied lager that is surprisingly easy drinking at 7.6% ABV.
O - This is a good Grand Teton brew. I've really enjoyed all their Cellar Reserve series beers.
05-31-2012 20:13:31 | More by zeff80
4.03/5 rDev 0%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch and a half of tan colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.
S: A solid aroma of chocolate, malt, and a little caramel.
T: Tasted of malt, some dark chocolate, malt, caramel, and light hops in the finish. The chocolate notes are not overpowering, but certainly welcome. A well done flavor.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: While Schwarzbier isn't my favorite style of beer, this is definitely one of the more drinkable examples, especially from an American brewery.
05-31-2012 13:16:08 | More by avalon07
4.23/5 rDev +5%
A very dark, brown body with a thick, creamy tan head. Excellent roasted grains, dark chocolate and cocoa, and dark roast coffee dominate the smell. It maintains its lager smoothness and lightness while conveying the great dark tastes promised in the aroma. There is almost a hint of tartness or 'brightness' to the beer, but the malt characteristics are the showpiece. Finishes with just enough bitterness to bring great depth to this offering. Excellent beer...gonna get me another...
05-30-2012 23:03:08 | More by beergoot
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
Fresh bottle from Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Midnight black colour with suitable white head. Strong roast aroma. Significant chocolate, mild roast, good drinkability and not very complex, consistent with the style.Slightly above average mouthfeel. Worth seeking out for people liking this style, or stouts.
05-29-2012 05:28:42 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Brooklyn tulip. Bottled Jan. 2012.
A: Pours a straight black with a nice spongy tan head. Good lacing.
S: Lightly sweet dark malts, coffee roast, lactic sweetness, slight hop resin.
T: Soft chocolate and coffee beans, light smokiness (very Grand Teton), vanilla, doughy malt, subtle bitter hop notes and dark fruit esters. Mild, pleasing dark grain and chocolate in the finish.
M: Creamy soft body with a nice carbonation level. Light enough to be very drinkable.
O: Tastes like a robust porter or milk stout that's been lagered. Quite nice.
05-22-2012 23:28:01 | More by Etan
3.93/5 rDev -2.5%
On-tap at Guthries. Served in a cervoise.
A - A finger of tan foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. The body is a dark brown color with ruby glints to it.
S - Smells like a cross between a Schwarzbier and a Baltic Porter. There's a mixture of smoke, dark and doughy breads, dark fruits, and some sharp, slightly metallic, roast characteristics. Perhaps a hint of alcohol as well.
T - I like the taste significantly more, as it gets rid of some of the harsh elements of the aroma. Nice roasted grains, yeasty and chewy bread, light smoke, semisweet chocolate, and a fairly clean finish.
M - Medium body, lightly roasty, with a dry finish. Quite smooth, with low carbonation. Well-attenuated with a crisp lager vibe to it.
D - A solid, enjoyable, and interesting hybrid of a beer. I finished my glass, although it's not the quickest drinking offering from Grand Teton. I'd consider having it again on-tap, but a whole 750ml bottle would probably be excessive.
04-15-2012 03:08:21 | More by MasterSki
4.28/5 rDev +6.2%
Dark black with raisin colored highlights, and a two finger tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has dark roasted malt and a little bit of caramel.
The taste has dark roasted malt, caramel, and cocoa. Does a nice job of combining the light sweetness of cocoa and caramel, with the bitterness of dark roasted malt. Neither is overpowering. Nicely balanced.
Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Slightly creamy. Has a slightly sweet aftertaste. A very nice Schwarzbier from Grand Teton.
04-12-2012 01:10:45 | More by hardy008
4/5 rDev -0.7%
A- Dark brown color with a tan bubbly head. Disappears a little and is edging towards patchy. Lacing can be seen sticking to the glass.
S- Moderate amount of malty character with toasted malt and a bit of roasted malt being the most prominent. A slight amount of caramel in the nose with traces of coffee. No real hop aroma.
T- Moderate malty beginning that changes to a rich Munich malt in the middle. Toasted flavor as well as the roasted malt that was noticeable in the nose. Some low bitterness at the end with a clean lager character throughout.
M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and smooth while finishing slightly dry.
O- Full flavored and smooth. Although I was surprised to see a "double" schwarzbier, this one worked out well.
04-07-2012 04:12:18 | More by Lolli1315
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
I poured a bottle into a pilsner glass.
Appearance- Very dark brown with ruby highlights. Two fingers worth of tan head and nice lacing.
Smell- Smoke and roasted malt with faint chocolate and coffee notes.
Taste- Roasted malt with bitter chocolate and hints of caramel.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied and nicely carbonated. Crisp and smooth with smoky finish.
Overall- Very nice. This is one of the best Schwarzbier that I have tasted.
04-05-2012 19:04:33 | More by scratch69
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured on draft at Bad Apple.
A: pours opaque black, minimal head, some lacing
S: nose features roasty notes with a healthy dose of smoke, pleny of cocoa, some bitterness, very nice
T: the flavor features bold and roasty notes, hints of smoke, some sweet malty notes, nice balance
Mf: decent sized body, mellow carbonation
O: very nice and full flavored, great roasty and smoke balance
04-01-2012 06:23:40 | More by homebrew311
4.23/5 rDev +5%
A - Pours a dark black with a thin layer frothy brownish head. The head fades pretty quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted and burnt chocolate malts with some coffee, along with some earthy smells.
T - Starts off with some heavily roasted chocolate malts with some coffee and a bit of earthy flavors and some smoke. Through the middle, some more coffee and lightly burnt flavors come through. The finish is a mix of sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops, and some smoke.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a creamy mouthfeel and a dry and lightly sweet and smoky finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced flavors with a great roasted malt character with some nice complexity from the hops and smoke.
03-26-2012 03:28:33 | More by ngeunit1
3.55/5 rDev -11.9%
Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of khaki colored head very good head retention & lacing
S: Charred grain & carob
T: Follows the nose, some cocoa & coffee grinds, plus dryness up front. Faint chicory notes as this warms, along with woody hops, slight persimmon & praline flavor present as well, plus more carob & just bit of anise & black currant with boozey undertones. Finishes fruitty with some boozey raisin notes & smokeyness
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, skews sweeter than most Schwartzbiers, a bit hot too
An interesting take on the style, a touch too big & sweet for me, but worth a try
03-23-2012 14:36:37 | More by russpowell
4.23/5 rDev +5%
Just tried this from a 10oz tulip at JL Beers in Moorhead.
Reminiscent of a heavy stout, for obvious reasons. Opaque, with a very nice head.
The predominant smell was smokey, dark chocolate with hints of coffee.
Damn good! Malts, heaps of coffee and dark chocolate. The dark chocolate and coffee add some pleasant bitterness. A flavor that I would describe as "roasted" and caramely.
I was surprised by the amount of carbonation in this one, until I remembered that it was a Schwarzbier and not an ale. A little less carbonation would make this one even more enjoyable, I think.
A tasty and wholesome beer. I would suggest letting this one warm up slightly before drinking it. After about 10-15 minutes in the glass, the flavor improved dramatically.
03-17-2012 23:48:22 | More by KuehneBe
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
A - Pours black, black, black. Very small light tan head leaves fast. Some large bubbled clumps around rim.
S - Charred malt, coffee. Hint of malt.
T - Same as taste, but a little chalky cocoa added to the mix and a hint of anise at finish.
M - Medium body, good carb, pretty clean finish and good balance.
D - Drinks nicely.
03-11-2012 05:57:41 | More by srandycarter
5 O'clock Shadow Double Black Lager from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.