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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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We craft our S1NIST0R BLACK ALE using a special German dehusked black malt that is free of astringency, giving the beer a rich black color without the traditional dark beer characteristics. You will notice subtle hints of chocolate with an easy drinking balance on the back end. In the glass the dark color may look intimidating to some, but don’t let this beer fool you. Our unique combination of malts creates a very light body and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 19, 2012
Fing amazing...this is one of my favorites and its hard to set yourself apart in the black ale/stout/porter ranks. This one is special. Good, mild, clean, crisp, malty, not too much anything but perfect balance. beautifula and the smoothest really

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Shared from a bomber into snifters at the Royale gathering last night, thanks Blake! It poured a nearly opaque dark brown color with tan head and some lace. A good, true-to-style schwartzbier. Roasted barley and burnt toast. Nice light drinkable strength, crisp finish. I’d compare it to Smithwicks, Guinness Black Lager or Black Toad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a dark brown-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, brown sugar, tobacco, and chocolate. The flavor follows the same line, with toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, tobacco, brown sugar, and earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Dry finish. Had back-to-back with the 10 Barrel Oregon Brown Ale, and I’d give the slight edge to that one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6940) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle shared by Craigers. Pours a deep brown color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is chocolate and light malts. A smooth easy brew with some light sweet caramel malts, chocolate, clean and very light. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5738) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
22oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, chocolate and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, floral with a dry finish
Nice, solid and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Aroma is black malts. The flavor is malts, cocoa, mild fruit undertones and hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Black! Tan dense head. Like a smooth oatmeal stout that gradually tries to become an IPA. Not at all bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Wow, out of nowhere this is one of the best beers I have had this year!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2012
dark brown/black pour with brown loose foam - resin, caramel, coffee aroma - flavors of alcohol, slight dark chocolate and slight black pepper

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #54. Dark brown cola pour with a tan head. Light roast with a little sweetness. Very mild flavor, light roast with a creamy sweetness. Nice drinker. (2281)

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