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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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
FROM NOTES: November 27, ’13. Poured from a can into a snifter. A: A very light aroma of dark roasted caramel, coffee like malts and a touch of earthy hop aroma. A: Pours a deep brown with a finger of tan head that dissipates slowly. T: Follows the nose, albeit a more simple taste than the noses suggest with roasted malt dominating (though not being over the top) and some chocolate in the background. P: A medium body that is very crisp, clean, and dry. Easy to drink. O: Perhaps the best schwarzbier brewed outside of Germany that I have ever had. WELL DONE.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cocoa, burnt toast, toasted pine - Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (491) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pour from a can, is a nice opaque amber with a thin white head. Aroma is soft and smoky. Taste is a slight bitter malt taste with hints of smoke. Leaves a clean after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (209) - USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours black with a tan frothy head. Not a strong Aroma, but it’s a nice malty sweetness. Taste is sweet. Very little roasted or hoppy flavors. What is roasted is a light finish. Light carb and mouthfeel. Very easy to drink. Good example of an interesting beer that doesn’t try to be awe inspiring unique

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4986) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Nice deep cola coloured body with a brown glow, hints of auburn and violet and a thick, rich, five centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of milk, nuts, earth, copper, roasted malt and a hint of light coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour with a lot of earth, some smooth chocolate and coffee flavours and the hints of pecans and walnuts throughout. Aftertaste is well-balanced and showing some good malt notes coupled with a pleasant caramel and toffee sweetness. Overall,a good schwartz with a big nutty and caramel flavour and a subdued yet strong sweet finish that couples well with the rich malts. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whip-In in Austin, Texas on 05-May-2014 for US$2,69 sampled at home in Washington on 06-November-2014.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at Westside Althouse. Dark clear brown with red highlights and a tight frothy beige head that leaves tight lace. Nose is bread, roasted nuts, light chocolate and some lighter vanilla and caramel. Taste starts Lightly sweet with a moderate bitterness following creating a dry crisp finish. Medium light crisp body with light carbonation. Nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Crispy brown beer out of can. Aroma of nuts and Carmel. Nutty taste with smooth crispness. Not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
a black and tan !!!!!!!! or a light dark beer,,, ruby red hue,,, very ez to enjoy,,, caramel, nuts, cereal, dough, grass, roasty, red, black, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, lively,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mendezmatthew (7) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
chocolate, coffee, roasty, almost black, nice head, lightly bitter, light body, moderately thin feel, average carbonation, clean finish. This beer is a beautiful marriage between a crisp lager and a malty, roasty porter. Love it!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1579) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark brown, looks nearly black without direct light but it’s quite brown when lit. The head is medium-sized and tan in color. Good retention. Lots of bubbles sticking around, coating the top of the beer. Cleanly malty aroma. Nutty with caramel depth. Very light coffee roast. It’s a nice, round malt sweetness. Taste is mild and nutty, again. There’s some malt sweetness. Caramel in the finish. Solid grain flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Relatively light, medium carbonation. Good beer.


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