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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Dark, yeasty aroma with some chocolate notes. Dark brown, translucent edges. Mild chocolate initial / mid has some licorice, but also goes a bit watery and metallic / finish is so light and blah. Thin-medium body, a bit too light and watery for the style. Flavors don’t really come out much. Like a schwarz with ale yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2013
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of roasted and pale malts plus a little chocolate, floral hops, and some dough-like notes. Flavor the same, with not a lot of hops for a black IPA, but a nice blend still. Average texture. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
On draught at Oswego Grille. Light (for a dark ale), refreshing, malty, with small hop presence. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2191) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 12, 2013
Bomber @ Cannon Beach. Nice lightly roasted Black Ale. Good malt hop balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CHUDNW (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Been kinda chasing brews like this. Schwarzbier kinda malt profile, with a nice chocolate thing going on. Finishes pretty dry. They’re billing it as a dark beer for beer-wienies. It’s a very mellow brew, enjoying it with some football and cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2244) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Finger of head, black colored body. Smell is roasted malt, burnt wood and chocolate with good balance. Taste has a great roast malt flavor with a little sweet bite. Fizzy texture. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Slightly sticky. A pretty good black ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bomber. Thought this used to be in the Schwartzbier category. Light roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Lacking any kind of India Dark Ale bitterness. Medium to thin lager-like body with a lot of carbonation. Clean finish with light sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Has some wheat like character and metallic notes. Has a very tiny amount of roast and has a rather light mouth feel, bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gription79 (2828) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Notes of chocolate, chemicals/cleaner, fruity, smoke. This is not easy to drink, flavors are all over the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is very subtle, but I am finally able to pick up some nutty malts and dark berries. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with minimal bitterness. Finishes crisp, but sweet as well. Drinks a bit like a lager. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

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