B3K Black Lager - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +6.8%
It's flavorful and fresh! Ohhhh yeahhh.
It pours a dark, thin black with a cocoa head that fades to nothing.
The smell is mostly sweet, with some toffee and roasted malt.
It tastes almost as sweet as its smell, but it also incorporates some of that dry roasty flavor through the middle and end. Nothing too strong, though. It's light in body, and there's no bitter to be had.
Overall Wynkoop's created a great session beer. It's light, slick, flavorful and refreshing. The biggest problem I see is that I really had to search for any substances in the first swig. Though all of the characteristics of something great are here, they're so subtle that the beer might teeter on the edge of blandness.
01-10-2013 05:59:09 | More by Dmart1223
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
4.3/5 rDev +22.5%
On tap at the Cherry Cricket in Denver, CO
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A small beige head forms and sticks around as a tiny cap. Some light lace.
S: Toasted malts, bread and biscuit. Light chocolate and coffee. I like it.
T: Very simple, but I love it. Toasted malts that are great. Bread and biscuit with some great complimentary chocolate and coffee. Everything works together perfectly.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Very crisp and clean. So easy to drink. All day with this one, and went perfectly with my burger.
A great Schwarzbier IMO. Full of malty goodness. Well done and something I would highly recommend.
06-07-2012 23:06:44 | More by champ103
3.65/5 rDev +4%
This is in cans now, which is always convenient. I can’t think of any other canned dark lagers.
Pours a brown/black color with a lot of foam. It’s sticky and lines the walls of a glass pretty well.
Semi-sweet chocolate, dark bread, and some smoke are on the nose.
The flavor profile essentially mirrors the nose, although the smoke is a hair heavier than I prefer. It adds a little bit of heartiness that takes away from the drinkability slightly. Still, this is tasty stuff.
The dark malts are never overtly bitter or acidic, which is the sign of a better schwarz.
I wish the smoke were toned down ever so slightly (I’ll be a traditionalist here), but this is otherwise very solid.
Good stuff and a nice new canned brew from the ‘Koop. It’ll be in my rotation for the summer without a doubt.
It might be worth mentioning that in my experience bottled/canned beers with smoked malts tend to have that come on a bit stronger than a draft version. On tap I'd say that the smokiness in B3K is barely perceptible.
03-16-2012 14:44:04 | More by Domingo
3.4/5 rDev -3.1%
poured into a chilled pint glass down at the pearl street grill. black with very little head, almost watery looking for a darker brew. nose is dark roasted malts, sharp hints of licorice in there as well. taste is slightly bland, coffee notes with the almost burned malt flavor. very low carbonation makes the mouthfeel a bti strange. i havent entirely figured this beer out yet, but i have never had more than one in a sitting. something is a little off here
10-26-2011 16:57:49 | More by StonedTrippin
3.78/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, sweet malt, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of a Schwarzbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight earthy malt, roasted malt, slight coffee, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, good body, and good feel.
10-13-2011 14:15:47 | More by Tone
B3K Black Lager from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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