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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (542) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1309) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Dark and toasty with a light finish. Not hugely complex but what’s there is fairly tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7902) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1431) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Dark milk chocolate color. Pretty flat nose but some good caramel. Nice dark sweet malts. Well rounded ban beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Can. Dark brown, almost black color with a tan top that lasted throughout. Chocolate, caramel, malty, crisp smooth finish. Medium carbonation, thin watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2765) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Dark ruby, almost black. No foam noticable. Aroma is smoked coffee, some tar. Taste is smokey bittersweet coffee. Aftertaste is short dry, smokey. (Houston 201303)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Fair shwartz. Big white head on black body. Aggressive carbonation. Significant acid. Drinkable beer, it grew on me.It was only an extra, thanks Steve in Austin for some fun. Some burning tummy. Good roast aroma. Rough patches.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Draft poured. Dark almost black with practically no head. Hard to tell the aroma in this glass. Flavors are light roast, chocolate, malt, easy hops on the finish. Goes down smooth and tasty but not remarkable

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