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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8785) - 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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
At 10 Barrel brewpub in Bend with Taylor. Pours lack with almost no head. Aroma is light thin nutty roasted malt. Taste is nutty roast, very nice, drinkable. I like it as a session beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, husks, cocoa), with notes of car tires, paint. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A disturbingly dirty, phenolic sample...smells pretty strongly of chemicals/petrolates. Hope for the brewery’s sake this isn’t how it always is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1076) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Not very well acclimated to this style. I enjoy the black malts here greatly. But there’s some kind of sweetness that is slightly offputting. Nevertheless, quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bookseeb (109) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Appearance is a very dark brown color supporting a healthy dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of the roasted malt with slight dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of the roasted malt giving it a slight bitter astringency with a light sour note. Moutfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Clear dark brown pour with an off white head. Mild roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (242) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Another great tasting 10 Barrel beer with a mouthfeel that wasn’t quite hitting home runs with me. This reminded me more of a Black Lager style than an ale and was quite slim in the body for that as well. It has a nice dark cocoa brown appearance, a small tan head with the smell of roast malts and coffee. Taste is similar with chocolate, wood and some mild basement dank. Just a touch too watery to really sink my tongue into.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (114) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a dark thin black. Mild Toasty aroma. Mild cocoa and coffee tastes. Kinda watered down but smooth finish. OK

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
Mild aroma of coffee, dark brown colour with a small head. Taste of chocolate malt, with a creamy feel and a slightly watery and a touch of bitterrness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting, Sept 14, 2013 - Pours dark amber-brown with a light brown head. It has a dark roast malt aroma and flavor. Bubbly on the palate, it seems like a mild tasting brew for the style but it’s okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale grillée en arrière goût. (Rating #5485)


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