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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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (529) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (1612) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lownote (232) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (491) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5022) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cocoa, burnt toast, toasted pine - Medium body.

   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,

   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

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