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Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Fermented with California Common Yeast.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, San Diego. All black beer with a very nice lasting beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, wort, licorice, chocolate, some grapes. Hoppy roasted flavor, grassy, floral, dark chocolate, hay notes. A bit odd.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer &Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. Lots of flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a very dark brown color. Pinecone and good amount of roasty malt in the aroma. Toffee, molasses, milk chocolate and citrus hops in the taste. Kinda odd with the yeast choice, but not too bad. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3316) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Dark hazy brown, good head. Smells grainy... and even chemy. Tastes like chalky cocoa and malt with a medium body. Blah!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CrappyPappy (2) - Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
On tap@ Pinthouse Pizza. The aroma is surprisingly floral and hoppy with very little malt. It settles to a nice lacy foam. The flavor is well balanced on the verge of limited, but the aroma makes up for it. For a lager this is a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Decent black beer, fun to drink with the different yeast. Yeah lagers, great on a surprise 85 F day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at brewery. Black with a thin creamy off white head. Roasted grain and light citrus aroma. Tastes of roasted grain, drip coffee, and bitter citrus with a nice smooth finish and a chewy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap at Daily Pint, overall pretty decent lager, dark but very light and easy to drink, good

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Tap at Congregation in Azusa. Pours deep black with sheets of tan lace. Nose is hoppy, piney, almost Black IPA like with resin and flashes of savory meat. Taste is clean, mild hop resin, small Black IPA expression with cocoa, bitter needles, roast. Super light, refreshing mouthfeel. Really fantastic whatever this is!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Sampler at Old Grove. Ours near black with a creamy espresso head. Aroma is roast, some citrus. Taste is semi sweet with some bitterness. Tastes more like a black IPA without the heavy hop bitterness. Dry finish.


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