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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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If a stout and a pilsner had a lovechild, it would be Black Thunder. It would also be a miracle, because beer can’t “get it on.” This miniature powder keg starts with a roasted, bread-like complexity but finishes dry and clean like a pilsner. It’s dark, distinctive, and dry.
Hops: German Magnum, Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau
Malts: Pils, C-60, Chocolate Wheat, Debittered Black
Yeast: Urquell Lager


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Nice deep cola coloured body with a brown glow, hints of auburn and violet and a thick, rich, five centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of milk, nuts, earth, copper, roasted malt and a hint of light coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour with a lot of earth, some smooth chocolate and coffee flavours and the hints of pecans and walnuts throughout. Aftertaste is well-balanced and showing some good malt notes coupled with a pleasant caramel and toffee sweetness. Overall,a good schwartz with a big nutty and caramel flavour and a subdued yet strong sweet finish that couples well with the rich malts. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whip-In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$2,69 sampled at home in Washington on 06-November-2014.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (407) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at Westside Althouse. Dark clear brown with red highlights and a tight frothy beige head that leaves tight lace. Nose is bread, roasted nuts, light chocolate and some lighter vanilla and caramel. Taste starts Lightly sweet with a moderate bitterness following creating a dry crisp finish. Medium light crisp body with light carbonation. Nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (338) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Crispy brown beer out of can. Aroma of nuts and Carmel. Nutty taste with smooth crispness. Not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerseyjohn71 (199) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
a black and tan !!!!!!!! or a light dark beer,,, ruby red hue,,, very ez to enjoy,,, caramel, nuts, cereal, dough, grass, roasty, red, black, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, lively,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mendezmatthew (6) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
chocolate, coffee, roasty, almost black, nice head, lightly bitter, light body, moderately thin feel, average carbonation, clean finish. This beer is a beautiful marriage between a crisp lager and a malty, roasty porter. Love it!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1450) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark brown, looks nearly black without direct light but it’s quite brown when lit. The head is medium-sized and tan in color. Good retention. Lots of bubbles sticking around, coating the top of the beer. Cleanly malty aroma. Nutty with caramel depth. Very light coffee roast. It’s a nice, round malt sweetness. Taste is mild and nutty, again. There’s some malt sweetness. Caramel in the finish. Solid grain flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Relatively light, medium carbonation. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RevBFG (58) - - MAY 12, 2014
Can from my dad. As promised: Pours dark and starts roasty, finishes clean. Easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (882) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
From a tap at Easy tiger.The pour is dark red with a white lace. The body is thin and easy drinking.Hoppy and malty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (366) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours black/brown with tan head. Aroma is Smoke, dark caramel malts. Creamy taste, smoke, caramel, coffee grinds, licorice. Med mouthfeel and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3753) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
Black bodied, unstable head. Little aroma, not much character from the dark roast. Light malty taste, simplistic toast like malts. Short aftertaste, clean and active carbonation. Decent but doesn’t surprise, challenge or satisfy me much. (On tap at Frank’s hotdog restaurant)


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