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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Stout-roasty aroma. Black in color with white head. Flavor is that of a light ale with roast notes. Notes: GABF ’09


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
A decent black ale, but hoped for more layers. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Smells of candied raisins and cinnamon. Taste is quite creamy, with espresso upfront, but unfortunately a bit of an empty finish. Had in the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle - Toasted malts and light cocoa. Deep jet brown with a decent light brown head. Lots of toast, light bitterness and some chocolate. A bit too rich for the style.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mdl (1) - Gig Harbor, USA - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
Very bland. Reasonably nice aroma, almost no head, very dark, too light. Not enough flavor for me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Aroma: moderately sweet coffee and chocolate. Appearance: no head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-red/brown body. Taste: moderately sweet and smokey initial taste and finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good. The smokey flavor balances with the sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"Sinistor Black ale on the label. Surprise of the night. Very nice huge roasted malt aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. thin but smooth with a nice dry flavor. well done...more of a rauschbier than a porter, though."

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jake65 (2730) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bomber for an astonishing $2.98 at Winco on Fairview… are you kidding me?! Prices like this take me back, damn that’s reasonable. Dark brown pour with a thin ring of beige head, decent sheets of lacing. Smells a bit more like a porter; lightly sweet and roast. Ever so slight pine. I’m finding it to be a little watery… there are faint hints of rubbing alcohol too. Sort of creamy in feel and relatively mild in flavor. Light roast and just the slightest hint of smoke. Maybe some bananas too. I guess I’m sort of bummed because I thought this was a black IPA when I bought it… turns out to be a Schwarz. Either way it just wasn’t my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draught at BevX360, Bellingham, 5.4% ABV
said to be top fermented…

Black color with creamy head. The aroma is very nice, roasted malts and wood oven bread. The mouthfeel is a bit weak, the dark malt provides some light sourness, and the bitterness is quite low.
An interesting semi-experiment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizardking3 (126) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Smells like bananas, nice. Does taste like most dark ales, the roasting so Is faint and the tart banana flavors are strong IMO. I like it, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Serving: from tap at Bennett’s Fish Shack. Aroma: moderately sweet coffee and chocolate. Appearance: no head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-red/brown body. Taste: moderately sweet and smokey initial taste and finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good. The smokey flavor balances with the sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nice creamy head, chocolate roasted malt body but surprisingly light, strong sweet notes.


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