B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tone77:
3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks to woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cola like color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of coffee. Taste is a much stronger coffee, some malts, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
02-09-2013 18:37:19 | More by tone77
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3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
So what's the deal? Is this beer name inspired by a serial killer?
First beer of the day yesterday at the Dayton Disc Golf Course (and it wasn't this beer's fault I fell behind 7-0 in skins to start). Nice black color without the viscosity, you can see some hints of brown and red through the beer at the edge when you apply sunlight to it. The head was a sturdy beige, small bubbles.
Aroma, fairly standard, a little bit of roast in the nose, lager aroma stays in check, neither offensive nor obtrusive.
Taste, good black spritz going, adequate hopping for style, light body, roast still discernable in taste, good carbonation, whatever the yeast offers, it isn't oppressive. A faint sweet malt remnant in the mouthfeel that is otherwise dry and clean.
A decent beer that I found mildly enjoyable on a crisp fall morning.
10-14-2012 18:36:30 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.14/5 rDev -10.5%
Appearance - pours with a rich white head the quickly goes away. Dark brown cola color and hue.
Smell - lots of malts with a hint of smoky flavor
Taste - front has lots of malts followed by that subtle smoky tint in the smell.
Mouthfeel - easy drinking for sure, but lacking a punch
Overall - maybe I'm not a huge fan of the style, but other than easy drinking just an ok beer.
08-20-2013 00:56:10 | More by beatenbyjacks
4/5 rDev +14%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a dark black body with a medium sized creamy tan head. The body is to dense to see any sign of carbonation.
S- This beer has a soft smooth roasted black malt note with a hint of cream. There are graham notes that increase as the beer warms.
T- This beer has as smooth roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee malt and chocolate malt notes. There is a soft dry pine note to the finish with a light chalk flavor in the finish. As the beer warms there are some notes of cream in the malt.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a dry finish.
D- This beer has nice big malt flavors with some fruity ale qualities but it still has a very smooth quality to it. Nice session beer.
05-21-2007 03:10:42 | More by rhoadsrage
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
12oz can, from the King Soopers across from my hotel in the Glendale area of Denver a few weeks ago.
This beer pours a fairly dark brown hue, bordering on the eponymous black, with rampant cola highlights, and three fingers of foamy, spongy, and dense beige head, which leaves some decent stormy, run for cover cloudy lace around the glass as it gently seeps away.
It smells of lightly roasted, somewhat mealy pale, grainy malt, dry cocoa nibs, faintly buttered toast, a hint of brown sugar, and rather vegetal earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more roasted malt, with stronger caramel twinges to go along with the doddering pale malt, bittersweet chocolate, a touch of day-old coffee, ashy burning embers, a suggestion of peppery umami, and weak earthy, leafy hops.
The carbonation is generally on the down low - nothing really sticking its head up from its plebeian toil, the body an adequate medium weight, and fairly smooth, but for a niggling pithy clamminess. It finishes on the dry side, the roast, toast, ash, spice, and hop all too much for the other party to get a grip on.
An enjoyable and approachable schwarzbier, the roasted character doing well to branch out, spread itself around. My experience thus far with this style has unfortunately mostly been with thin, overly lagery versions, so this is a nice surprise - fuller, but still a lager, the smoky essences not totally overriding that.
10-24-2013 00:18:27 | More by biboergosum
3.8/5 rDev +8.3%
Served on tap at the brewery.
Color is a dark cola brown with red highlights. Thin white head leaves behind nice lacing.
Aroma is mild toasted malts but nothing particularly striking.
Flavor has good balance between between sweetness and bitterness. Nice roasted malt, carmel, subtle dark fruits and spice.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and average carbonation.
This falls somewhere between a pilsner and a porter, if that makes any sense. Somewhat similar to 1554 but with a more assertive spicy hop character.
02-26-2009 22:51:39 | More by GilGarp
4.38/5 rDev +24.8%
Had this on tap when it was 100+ & it went down too easy!!
Pours black,black with a 1/2' white lead. Some lacing & good head retention
S: Roasted malts, choclate & slight licorice
T: Choclate & toasty grains, fruitness, licorice pepper & grainy notes. Finish with choc & fruit
MF: Semi-silky but still refreshes. Near perfect carbonation
Flavor makes this super drinkable, a really nice schwartz!
07-17-2006 03:49:15 | More by russpowell
3.3/5 rDev -6%
On-tap in a 12 oz pint glass:
Served up a decent brown, reminded me of cola really, with an off white head that was not well retained. No lacing to mention. The head was light and fluffy. I would have expected this beer to be blacker that it was.
The aroma was light, a nice roasted barley but not much else to it.
The taste is good, follows the nose, but a little stronger. Roasted barley with some sweetness, not really sure what it was, and it also had some spice to it, but again, not really sure what it was. I didn't really find much hoppiness/bitterness to it, which I expected some of.
The beer feeling light, which is what was expected from the style, and it was smooth and easy to drink with a good carbonation feel to it. The beer finished with a dry aftertaste. Overall, not bad beer but not a great one either.
06-23-2009 18:14:28 | More by PhillyStyle
2.15/5 rDev -38.7%
You ever have a beer at a brewpub and think to yourself, "The brewer wouldn't know a [insert beer style] if it bit him in the ass?"
Me either until I had this Black Beer. It's just damn un-Schwarz...the schwarz is very not with this beer.
Has a porterish roast coffe aroma with mild stewed raisin notes that are more baltic porter than Schwarz....but hey maybe that suggests it is actually a lager. Red tinted black body with a pinky thin tan head. Light roasty flavor in the fore. Amazingly narrow flavor range and not much real taste concentration or or presence ont he tongue...a watery weak porter really. Shameful.
10-16-2006 01:20:09 | More by Jredner
3.83/5 rDev +9.1%
Decided to give it a shot, no real expectations for this one. Got it for free at Morgans Liquor store as part of a promotion.
A&S: Pours about a finger of creamy tan head, not a ton of retention, but not awful. The beer has a medium black coloration. Light grains and bitter hop components, with some smokiness thrown in there.
T&M: Really not bad. Pretty large hop component. Smokey, lightly malted, milk chocolate also present in the taste. Light body, but not super crisp, more smooth than I expected. Medium high carbonation, but not sharp.
Overall: I'm not too familiar with this style (Schwarzbier), however this beer seems to fit for the most part. Pretty refreshing and not completely flavorless. Opposed to the season suggestions for this style (winter), I think this beer goes great on a warm early summer night.
04-16-2014 04:14:57 | More by minterro
B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.