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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 13/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cocoa, burnt toast, toasted pine - Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted grain, lactose, nuts, and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11248) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a very dark brown with small frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a raisin malt and caramel. Thick mouthfeel with a smoke and coffee with a light smoke finish. A good schwarzbier from Austin BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9426) - 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 13/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
draft. light chalkiness in the nose along with the obligatory black patent char with lighter milk chocolate notes. medium body, lightly pasty, creamy carbonation and creamy body suggesting oats (which I see now is chocolate wheat, ok). pleasant soft minerallic yeast character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (7514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2011
GABF 2011. Clear black with a light tan head. Nutty toffee aroma with a slight tinge of cocoa. Typical schwarz taste, burnt toffee, light cocoa, and deep roasty grains. Medium-light body/flavor profile, with a burnt malty presence. Just struck me as average.

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