KCCO Black Lager | Resignation Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Resignation Brewery
Texas, United States
resignationbrewery.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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.

Added by anhigdon on 10-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
706
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
16.91%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
238
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 706 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. "Resign from the routine" - their lager didn't make me believe that for one hot second, so let's hold out higher hopes for the black version.

This beer pours a dark, red-brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent layered paint swath lace around the glass as it gently melts away.

It smells of roasted, kind of meaty caramel malt, further wet ashy notes, a soft breakfast biscuit sweetness, day-old coffee, and very tame earthy, weedy, and floral hops. The taste is bready, lightly toasted caramel malt, a weak black orchard fruitiness, acidic coffee, more sodden ashiness, and plain earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is quite soft in its generally frothy rendering, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a bit of lingering ash pricking and prodding, to little effect. It finishes trending sweet, as the malt makes one final stab through the mire of stale coffee roast and inert hops.

Not a bad version of the style, per se, the blackened character certainly loud and proud, which elevates this offering well above the pithy dreck of its basic lager sibling. Easy to drink, and appreciate, especially if the only reason you bought this was because the label just jives with your web surfing habits.

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Photo of FFATS
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kkazemi
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wainzilla
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
1/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Swapped this at a tailgate for some good beer, should've just asked him to keep it

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Photo of CMG-PSU
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like it. Not bad. Good enough.

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Photo of Carrier4
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little weak and lacks any malty flavor. Not the greatest beer.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a decent head, laces nicely. Smell is mostly heavily roasted malts and coffee, good but not out of the ordinary in any way. Taste is better than expected, but it feels thinner and milder than it looks and smells. Overall, this feels like a big macro brew beer, but one that actually hits some of the micro-brew notes the big guys would love to emulate. In other words, the lightness of this thing strikes me as niche that needs to be explored, session beers that bring the flavor and character of the big heavy brews.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Says review optional. Thats was a lie

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a very mediocre beer. The Chive does a lot of things well, but beer is not one of them. Sorry guys.

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Photo of rabbitguy
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdogvol
4.34/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer. Nice toasty flavor, light on the palate, but plenty of flavor. Not overly complex, but interesting enough to keep your attention. A solid and satisfying beverage.

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Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.81/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Very dark brown, but actually lighter, with more orange hues than I'm used to seeing in a Schwarzbier. Off-white (that I was expecting to be more tan) head is delicate and sinks down quickly leaving a broad ringlet at top of glass. The aroma denotes roasted malts but is quite sweet and promises tartness. Tastewise it is at least not borderline undrinkable like a number of other black lagers I've choked down. Yes, of course I've definitely had better, but I still can appreciate this brew on occasion. On the palate it is roasty, faintly tart, like an overly acidic medium roast coffee, or unsweetened cocoa. With decent carbonation, this beer is crisp but only mildly astringent. Light- to medium-bodied and mellow. It keeps fairly well, too.

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Photo of Kips
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giggy
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

KCCO Black Lager from Resignation Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 706 ratings.
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