Friday, May 16, 2014

Resignation Brewery & Red Hook Brewery KCCO BLACK LAGER

I am a fan of dark roasted beers, because some have a touch of coffee roast flavors. But not all of them that I’ve had were great. One of my favorite dark beers is Black Lager, or Schwarzbier. This style of beer isn’t as big, heavy, and/or alcoholic as other dark beers. This is due to being lager brewed. This beer, KCCO Black Lager, 5.1% ABV, 22 IBU is a collaboration between the Resignation brewery in Austin Texas and Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth New Hampshire. KCCO Black Lager has a bit of a cult following and has given a little more exposer to the Resignation Brewery, this is due in part to the Red Hook Brewery, which has been brewing widely popular beers since 1981. KCCO Black Lager pours a deep dark brown to a black color, with dark ruby edges, and a off white, tan/beige two finger head that dissipates into a much thinner head and leave very little lacing behind. I found very little amounts of light coming through and some small packs of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is roasted and has a nice toasted scent with nice malted aromas as well. The taste on KCCO Black Lager is nice and roasted with hints of toasted malts and bits chocolate. This beer has a little sweetness to it and a bit of a little bitterness too. The mouth feel is slightly medium with a nice smoothish finish that is somewhat sweet, malty and roasted. The after taste of a roasted chocolate note lingers just enjoy to get a good taste of KCCO Black Lager then it’s gone. Overall KCCO Black Lager is not a bad beer for all the hype. So I would rate KCCO Black Lager, as B. KCCO Black Lager isn’t as good as my number one favorite Schwarzbier Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug. As I was drinking KCCO Black Lager they are parts where I though that it was a bit thin, but overall it was a good black lager. I do recommend KCCO Black Lager. So go out and try KCCO Black Lager for yourself. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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