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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

Wordsworth's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (147) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Appearance: Opaque brown black. Full inch of off white medium bubbles. Nose: malt forward with a very deeply roasted malt presence. Bit of earth and smoke. Taste: Deeply roasted malt. Notes of nuts, burnt resin, chocolate and coffee Body: medium to thinner. Parting thoughts: a very tasty schwarzbier. Good overall flavor profile and blend of tastes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (552) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Aroma: malty and roasty with some hops in the background; Appearance: extremely dark ruby red with fluffy, off white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: combination of lager and stout tastes odd to me; not my thing; some chocolate notes; Palate: long and chocolatey finish with a medium body; Overall: I can appreciate it but don’t really care for it. Would not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (763) - Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours a dark cola brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of smokiness. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, a touch of smoke, hints of chocolate, and coffee. Has a pleasant lingering finish of mildly bitter roasted malt. Medium-bodied but on the lighter side of the spectrum. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3150) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
At Freeman’s BBQ. Pours a dark brown, light brown head. Aromas of light roast, light cocoa powder. Taste is sweet with fruity yeast notes. Medium light body and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2015
12oz beer. Walnut color, clear-ish, with light lacing, and a small off-white head. Pretty nice aroma, chocolate malts dominate. Taste is as advertised, not overpowering, pretty good schwartz! Traditional, with a kick. Nice medium mouthfeel/palate, with a light lingering bitterness. Recommended!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 23 May 2012 -- A well made schwartzbier. A tad bit on the light side. Needs just a little bit more stuff to it. But it’ll drink just fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are nutty, some coffee, dark but decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2842) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2015
can thanks to one of the cousins from the barrio - nose is roast and toast with some chocolate. Really good for the style. lots of character and easy going down with a dark chocolate bitter finish.

   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (815) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
Can at home. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toast, faint biscuit. Nice. Taste is cocoa, coffee, toast, roasted malts, biscuit. Clean finish, crisp, a faint bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. I enjoyed this, a lighter stout like beer with crisp finish. Could have one on a hot day and not be overwhelmed.

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