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Our Reserve Special Black Bier is a full bodied ale. Each batch is brewed with heavy roasted and chocolate malts to give this beer its unique flavors of coffee and chocolate. The color of this beer is black, and when pured into a glass it will have a deep brown head of foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (226) - USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours opaque black with a coffee head. Aroma strong in coffee, light black licorice. Strong roasted coffee bean taste with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Poured pitch black with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour is chocolatey sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (386) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with medium brown head, good lasting and lacing - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, ciffee, soy sauce, sweet malt, vanilla, earthy hops - Flavor of roasted malt, licorice, soy sauce and coffee - Medium body, medium/high bitterness, good carbonation, dry & bitter, dry bitter roasted finish - a mix between a porter and a black ipa, strong bitterness well hiden at first nose, good but very special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1646) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin foamy brown head. Aroma of citrus, nuts, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium dry taste with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at O’Connors. Black with mocca head. Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate and some burnt sugar notes. Taste is similar, lots of roasted notes, malty sweetness, chocolate, light coffee with a finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Black pour with an espresso head fades quick. Aroma of sugar and coffee, a little caramel. Medium mouth, a little syrupy. Taste is full of chocolate and roasted coffee. A hint of nuttiness. A little lace present. Very flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (861) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap at Pete’s Place. A nice dark pour with a dark chocolate colored head. A light chocolate aroma. Flavor has a nice milk chocolate taste that is quite smooth. A nice carbonation mixes in. Overall a smooth chocolate malty finish brew. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1936) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
August 21, 2014. On tap at Rover. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, ash. Taste is medium roasted bitterness with chocolate and coffe, light to medium sweet malty. Finish is light sweet, medium roasted bitterness with some ash notes in the back. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
pours unclear dark brownn with a small reviving light beige head leaving little lacing. torrefied wheat, roasted malts - some smoky notes, tobacco, strong bitter coffee, very dusty, awkward fruitiness - melons, resin. light carbonation, light body, assertive if not slightly harsh resinous-coffee finish. above average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours near black, finger thick, creamy khaki head, nice lacing. Aroma black malt, earthy, bit of smoke, slight burnt sugar. Taste scorched malt, burnt sugar, smokey, earthy, almost charcoal, a bit of caramel and bitter sweet chocolate to balance it out. Mouthfeel fuller body, lower carbonation, slight roast astringency, dry finish. Overall great beer, very complex roasted malt flavors, enough caramel and chocolate flavors to balance, perfect amount of hops to add to flavor without being overpowering, possibly the most balanced "dark, beer I’ve ever had, while maintaining complexity.

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