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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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
Dark maple-like brown. No head. Maple syrup and lemon juice on the nose. Very general roasted malt kinda simple. Nice mouthfeel with a little roasty toasty finish. A little too mellow. Good for its style. But not rating that high overall. From can. ---That dog will hunt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
12 oz. can from a buddy in Texas- thanks again, Bryan! Pours a deep cola brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, brown sugar, earth, nuts, and bread. The flavor is like a slightly watered down version of the same. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a watery mouthfeel that should be more toasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Can:   Dark brown, almost black, thin frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Soft roasted malt nose, slightly bready in a whole wheat way.   On the tongue its pretty pale in its roastiness, hardly could say its even toasty.   Now that I see it uses the Urquell Lager yeast, it tastes like Pilsner Urquell a bit.   As it warms I get a little bit of bakers like chocolate on the nose.   Seems very clean, backside has a very faint pasture/earthy like tinge.   Comes across as a very average Schwarzbier.   Thanks for the can Bill!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1202) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Can. Pours a very dark brown with red highlights and a cream/cinnamon-colored head. Nose has smoky, cocoa, and red wine elements. Very smoky and bitter on the front of the tongue, then follows with a baking-chocolate element. Finish is a little tight with a slight herbal element. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (2105) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pouts dark black with a paperthin head. Aroma of smokey roasted malts. Taste is smooth and light bodied. Nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1142) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roasty aroma with some cocoa and coffee. Taste is a little chocolaty with some coffee and a bit of smokiness Nice bitterness. Dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
tap @ whip-in, can @ g-man .. . pours a deep dark brown .. good healthy foam, as is lacing .. . browned malts, good roast, and light burnt tar .. . clean, very good stuff! .. . . serious grunt up front.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (675) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours a deep brown with a tan head and lacing. It has an aroma of caramel malt and a bit of toasted malt as well. It has a flavor with a mix of caramel and toasted malts with a semisweet aftertaste that becomes more toasty as it warms up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
12oz can from Mora2000, thanks Bill! Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with some ruby highlights. Finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pale, bready malts with some nuttiness as well as a light earth, a touch of roast, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar. Grainy pale malts with a light nuttiness and a touch of bread up front before some earth and a light roast comes in. A touch of chocolate before this finishes dry and lightly bitter with a clean earthiness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but a clean and easy drinking schwarzbier. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3939) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Deep brown in color with an average beige head. Aroma is toasty, light ash and toast. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee. Light bodied.

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