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Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager



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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Fermented with California Common Yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On tap at the Ballast Point tasting room in Little Italy. Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Roast, chocolate, and a little bit earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at Woodman, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, hints of earth into a bit of yeast, touch of grain, slight fruity notes as well. Taste is a big earthy, roasty and chocolate mix with a hint of spice, yeast, touch of grain into a bit of coffee, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1564) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Trying to fulfill my Ballast Point fix since they hit WI. On tap at Champps Americana. Very dark brown pour, little head. Roasted malt and some pine in the nose. Some chocolate later. Taste has some roast, some chocolate . More bitter than sweet. Solid lager or dunkel. Tasty as all bp stuff. 13.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft at mudville9 in TriBeCa NYC. Pours a dark black color. Has the consistency of a dark mild but taste almost like a porter/black iPa. Very flavorful. Very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige tan head. Aroma is smoky? dark malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor is smoky, earthy dark malt. Itís a good lager, and some hop bitter pops out in the finish. Even a bit of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light roast malt, earthy and spicy hops, woody hop notes and prunes. Flavor is lightly bitter dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6546) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Chocolate malts, light sweetness, some faint spicy hoppy notes, and cocoa chocolate notes in the sweetness. Not a California Common, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2400) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Tap at Gingerman. Dark brown pour with bitter chocolate nose. tastes of chocolate, grapefruit, touch of soy, hay, and bitter pine. maybe some vegetal on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
"A pretty cool hybrid type beer. A hopped up schwarz that exhibits mainly characteristics of that sttyle...dry, roasty, caramel...but is hopped not quite like a black ipa, but starting to head in that direction. Nice, unique brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (362) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft. Lots of smoke and dark roasted grains in the aroma, long dry finish and a pretty hoppy taste. I think itís the combo of the hops and burnt that gives you the long lingering bitter. Once it warms up some chocolate and coffee come forward but itís still pretty mild.

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