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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is malts, cocoa, raisins, fruited breads. Taste is malty, cocoa, bready. A pretty pleasant and accurate take on a Schwarzbier....maybe a little mild but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ale_Apprentice (3) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
Interesting flavor. Taste characteristics of German style beer. Spicy taste characteristic of German beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2016
Sample at Tap House Grill. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a malty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donandres (297) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: Black/ very dark Brown small brown head, goes away quickly, lacing A: not a lot, roasted grains, nuts T: lightly bitter PMF: lively carbonation lingers in roof of tongue, abrupt finish OA: good black ale, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 20, 2016

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1689) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Rating #1653 - #CBC2015 Beer 38 - Day 4 - On Tap at 10 Barrel w/ Ferris. Pours a dark black with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma is roast malts, earth, molasses, mild cocoa. Lighter in body, medium carbonation, has a little roasty, chocolate sweetness, and light earthy bitterness, finishes rather clean and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Bend, OR). Pours a deeper darker brownish carmelized hue, mellow haziness clears up quickly with some brownish toasty edges that glow brightly. Frothy creamy almost tannish head is a nice enough mellow layer, thicker ringer laces nice enough. Aromas are a bit toasty and carmelized, earth and bitter florals, a jab of citrus and more cocoa and coffee life prevails. Interesting. Initial is medium bodied, a touch lighter really with mellow bitterness, toasty biscuits and cocoa jabs. Earth, subtle coffee and carmelized malts. A bit of cocoa and roast, earth as we smoove out into the middle and backend. Dry, toasty malts are mellow, not sweet, with some darker dry appeal throughout. Mellow enough body, some decent flavors with a real hoppy element. Toasty, a bit of cocoa and carmelized feel rues the day without being sweet or brooding. Solid stuff, pretty pour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3852) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of soft chocolate and roast with a fruity yeast back end. A non dark beer drinkers introduction, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Tap at the brewpub in Portland. Dark brown pour with a small dense white head. Licorice, hint of molasses, yeasty late. Just okay for me.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Tap @ brewpub: Thin body with a smooth malty taste accompanied by a little grape in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Black pour from draft in Portland. White head. Malty and earthy. Not great but I don’t like the style


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