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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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. Don’t 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Stubby 375mL bottle. Not too exciting of a beer, and the flavors that are there are just muddled and messy. Some nice biere de garde "oldness". I would drink this with duck I think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) Amber orange in color with a thin white head. Sweet taste, yeast, fruits, malty sweetness, some breadiness. The smell is fruits, grain, malt, and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1285) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle from Pete and Gail...Thanks! Pours a brown-amber with a thin head. Looks a little watery. Some lacing. Aroma is barnyard, slight musty brett, malts and leather. The taste is similar. It really has the barnyard funk to it. Maybe slightly infected? Malty, no sweetness, medium carbonation, light body. Overall it was OK but not sure if infected or not. Kind of odd.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4013) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Tap at Zio Carlo, but I've had this a bajillion times before. I remember 330 cl bottle of this gushing in my sink one time. But I digress. Pours a very murky reddish brown color with a super foamy beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted caramel and musty notes. Almost floral as well. Flavor is dry, floral, perfume, light in mouthfeel and bitter on the finish. I remember this having more of a sugary element to it previously. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750mL. Pours a full haze orange with higher carbonation. Nose is celery, sugar, sticky. Taste is sticky maple, overcarbonated body. Aerated palate, a bit drained and mineral heavy. Not much flavor wise, pretty bland. Mildly infected perhaps.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (442) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Dark amber with a decent head that held on for a while and ended with I nice white topping. Smells of caramel and slight toast. Taste is mostly a caramel sweetness with some spicy hints. Really good brew, just wish it was more affordable so I could drink it more often. Bottle said batch 12... Not sure if all batches taste the same since this one does not taste anything like the description on this web site shows.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chris78701 (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
Slight sweetness, mild maltiness, higher carbonation on the palate, Very slight woodiness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2601) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours dark amber color with a thin offwhite head. Aromas of spice, clove, yeast, grass and caramel. Honey flavors with yeast, spice and a bit of hops on the finish. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1484) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle pour dark hazy golden brown. Nose spicy, sweet malt, and hint of sour. Taste sweet malt, Belgian style yeast esters, hint of clove. Sour finish. Fairly fizzy mouthfeel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottled: 12/13/12. Batch 011.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-hued body with, well, no head formation, as the bubbles are evaporating nearly instantaneously. A beer that begins with a mewling whimper.

Smell: Minor note of toast and light, lightly husky grains. Beyond ripe, soiled fruitiness of apples, apricots, and peaches. Slight phenolic spiciness with a medicinal hint to it.

Taste: Notably devoid of sweetness from the first sip. Slightly husky, toasty maltiness wrapped in a pervasive sourish that really knocks the wind oughta my sails. A fruitiness of fruits that have gone south a few days prior. A blip here or there of phenols. Finishes fairly flat with a little lingering sourness and meager medicinal tone.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very low carbonation.

Overall: A beer that is woefully undercarbed and poor tasting doesn’t exactly win me over. Where are they scratchin’ that hippo?


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