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RATINGS: 63   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berbatov (20) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
a gift from a friend who lives in austin. this is a crazy black lager, so much flavor and depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Draught at the Alamo Drafthouse - S. Lamar, Austin, Oct. 20. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small lasting creamy tan head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, toasted malt, caramel and notes of coffee & chocolate. Malty flavour is lightly toasted along with some light smoky notes and nuts. Medium bodied. A nice, easy to drink Schwarz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Can at the Saucer. Pretty dark pour. Roast, cocoa, and a bit of dark fruitiness. Light-medium bodied. Pretty decent, and quite good for a schwarzbier, but that’s not saying all that much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruit, and hints of chocolate. A dark brown/black pour with a mostly diminishing tan head and minimal lacing. Taste is roasted malts and some bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall an enjoyable Schwartzbier. Would drink again.

   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 (7373) - 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 (6300) - 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 (1318) - 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 (2357) - 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 (1256) - 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.

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