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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3165) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
FROM NOTES: November 27, ’13. Poured from a can into a snifter. A: A very light aroma of dark roasted caramel, coffee like malts and a touch of earthy hop aroma. A: Pours a deep brown with a finger of tan head that dissipates slowly. T: Follows the nose, albeit a more simple taste than the noses suggest with roasted malt dominating (though not being over the top) and some chocolate in the background. P: A medium body that is very crisp, clean, and dry. Easy to drink. O: Perhaps the best schwarzbier brewed outside of Germany that I have ever had. WELL DONE.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Smell is light coffee and roast malt. Taste is cold coffee like. Thin to medium body with crisp carbonation and nice coffee flavor. Great for a lighter easy to drink roasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12 ounce can thanks to Errl. Pours a darker translucent brown with a big head of khaki foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma has notes of coffee, caramel, and roast. Sweeter, ashy malt profile. Light body and a smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
29th January 2013
Lightly hazy dark red - brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Palate is slightly soft. Very mellow dark malts, quite creamy. Mild and pleasant touch of roast. Whisper of ester in the finish. All right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Very nice beer pours with Lacey head and aroma of chocolate and licorice. Taste is silky smooth with roasty notes of chocolate and some smoke. Well done

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
12 oz. can from Couch Potato Austin (novel but fantastic idea!) from a 6’er served in shaker- poured a near black with hearty darkened maroon shading when held to a light source, 2 finger plus head formed but quickly went away after some typing, smoking, and thinking. Aroma of various hops, dried dark chocolate, and a fairly roasted malt. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt tastes like it was laced with molasses and a fart worth of chocolate- not complaining, just noting- middle has a touch too much sweetness for me, finish is lasting with a little bit of smoke. It’s works for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Dark and toasty with a light finish. Not hugely complex but what’s there is fairly tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can at BTBF. Pours with a slightly hazy near black hued body with a tan head that lasts. Aromas are roasty, mildly citrusy, spicy, grainy, hop resin, roast and chocolate. Flavors show spicy and floral hops with a mild citrus character. Baked bread, low roast. Very very fresh hop profile. Lively carbonation, medium dry with a long roasty, coffee like finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 4, 2013
Kind of a black pilsner. lots of carbonation, smooth slightly bitter finish. Refreshing


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