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RATINGS: 120   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, notes of caramel, light nutty and hops. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a deep amber-brown body with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, lactose, and oatmeal. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, grass, caramel, and chocolate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: S1nister Black Ale
Date: September 19, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and dark caramel aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, just a hint of roasted, little to no bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10802) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours ruby black with a 2-finger tan head. The hints of chocolate are not subtle. Medium plus body with very smooth carbonation. Flavor is very smooth dark malt with some chocolate for sure, and I am getting after notes of banana. Light, but banana. This finishes well balanced, not very bitter. It is really a tasty ale. Could be my desert island beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bomber poureda clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, plum, raisin, earthiness, citrus and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, fruittiness, light smoke and light cocoa with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark brown pour, very light tan head. I get a lot of hop character in this, but not an overly bitter presence. The roasted malt plays remarkably well with the hops. I get some cocoa, toasted bread, piney hops. All in all, this is nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8890) - 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Tap at 10 Barrel. Shocked that anyone was able to actually rate this beer given the name and ratebeer’s archaic search engine. Clear, deep ruby pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy twizzlers, sticky dark fruits. Off for style. Taste is weak, Diet coke, sweet tea. Suddy, weak palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
bottle. smokey and ashy licorice and dark chocolate nose, lightly yeasty/phenolic with a distinct dry/parched charred wood note. it’s a beachwood campfire with a small, enjoyable milk chocolate and nougat chewiness. barren and rough black malt, lacks the chocolate character, fits the bill for schwarzbier, but has some vitamin roughness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle thanks to someone at t0rin0’s tasting. Pours with a deep brown body with an off-white head. Aroma of green apple, smoke, chocolate and caramel. Taste is weak, thin, watery, sugary wort. Really sweet with some cola notes. Medium carbonation. Watery.


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