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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Black Rhino is an earthy ale with hints of coffee and cocoa that pours as dark as the name we gave it. Donít let the name fool you. This dark ale is surprisingly smooth and easy drinking. It pairs well with salty appetizers, bold musky cheeses, and wild game dishes


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - MAR 6, 2014
A deep dark color. Almost black. A robust taste with a thin finish that reminds me of frost. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (79) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours pitch black from bottle with tons of head. Smells smokey and a bit chocolatey. Med/light mouth feel with lots of carbonation. Taste is roasted goodness with flavors of chocolate and chicory. Sweetness and a little hop as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (833) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Surprisly underrated . Black color , medium beige head . Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Balanced taste of roasted malt , caramel and earthy hops. Decent ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Surprised by the ratings below I thought this was a very solid beer. Pours very black with a nice lacy head. Aroma is somewhat subdued not as roasts as I would expect. Taste is very well-balanced rich toasty coffee chocolate. Very complex for a session strength beer. Finishes refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (649) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Dark brown pour, minimal head. Nose is heavy roasted grain. Little sweet. Middle is coco. Finish comes in dry and roasty. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (919) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
I thought this was better than the average rating indicated. However, I was somewhat surprised that it was classified under Belgian ale. This was almost like a mix between a schwarzbier and a Belgian. Faint caramel malt aroma. Dark brown color with a sustainable head. The palate was actually favorable with a weight and solidness I enjoyed. Flavors were subdued with caramel and burnt sugar flavors. A certain roasted character also came out with a hint of Belgian yeast. Not a great beer but better than expected. This was batch 5 and from what I understand the original releases left a lot to be desired. Hereís to getting better at your craft.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark malt with a touch of cocoa nib type chocolate. Med body or so. Flavor is earthy, dark malt and not much coffee - but a little bakers chocolate seems present. Earthy, unsweet chocolate. Not really very bitter, except for the earthiness, and Iím not getting much in the way of fruity ester. Maybe a little yeast/spice. Yeah, sort of like Iíd imagine a Schwarzbier made with Belgian yeast. Donít know why it has such a low rating, except perhaps it is very different. Iím a drinkin it all!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket line, pours a very dark brown with a thin head, the aroma is of light chocolate with maybe a little bit of coffee poking through, the flavor is light and watery with some chocolate in the finish, not sure what to think of this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
They call it a belgian dark, but a little boring and watery. Pours a cloudy black with a bubbly tan head. Smells a bit of cinnamon. Taste is watery, like a black lager, with nothing really standing out. Paired with deep fried macaroni and cheese balls, nothing changes. Had in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
Black with tons of head. Smell is roast malt and coffee. Taste is dry cocoa chalky chocolate. Pretty tasty. Very drinkable. Dry and not very hopped. I like this one quite a bit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottled: 01/15/2014 Appearance: Medium tan colored head. The body (as the name suggest) is completely black and delightfully sinister looking Nose: Heavy roast notes and cocoa- not a really powerful nose, but makes me want to take my first sip even more to find out what is underneath Palate: Very malty, coffee grounds, slightly bitter and perhaps some traditional Belgian Character to it. All of this is accompanied by a very long, persistent and extremely good finish. Very light mouthfeel and very drinkable. -BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com


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