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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pours black with a roasty brown head. At first aroma is faint with hints of vanilla, cocoa and chocolate. The flavor was very smooth and had subtle fllavors of malts, semi sweet chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Very Well Done


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (177) - POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with big, light brown, densed head. Average head retention, good lacing. Strong roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste is medium bitter, mainly dark chocolate in the aroma, also roasted dark coffee and some earthy and caramel notes. Medium to full body, thick texture soft carbonation Long, roasty, semi bitter finish. In general good raw porter with strong bitter notes. Enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
krato (12) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2015
An almost black beer with a coffe aroma. It’s too roasty for me and uneasy to drink. The end is too long as well. Not for everybody

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head, good lacing. Smell is dark coffee, dark chocolate. A bit chalky. Taste is the same, really really dry with hints of coffee, chalk and chocolate. I like dry, but this is too dry for a porter. Feels like powder in your mouth. Not easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (468) - Compostela (Galiza), - APR 16, 2015
354 mml bottle tasted on the 14/04/2015. Almost pours black colour with a decent beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and black chocolate. Taste is is light sweet, malty, coffee and some licorice. Light alcohol on the tongue. Next one please!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3730) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Nice aroma of bittersweet malts and sweet chocolate. Very smooth, rich and oily. Fairly intense bitterness but well balanced by the sweetness of the chocolate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Appearance is very dark, almost black, a half finger beige frothy head. Aroma- smoky, leather, dark chocolate, fudge, creamy malt, molasses, chocolate cake, sultanas, vanilla. Taste- bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, roast malt, burnt toast, treacle, dark chocolate Hob Nobs. Quite a long, bitter finish, not that full in the mouth. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (122) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
From bottle. Almost black, inky with tan foam ring. Dark chocolate flavor with coffee notes. Medium bodied, nice cacao finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (421) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
very roasty aroma, appear black with a small brown head. taste medium bitter. average carbonation, full bodied, long bitter aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (789) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
Dark brown, almost black with medium creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Rich roasted malt bitterness with good coffee and chocolate notes followed by some vanilla sweetness. Some remaining bitter and chocolate aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (107) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium on the palette. Flavors the same as aroma along with some smokiness. Very nice beer.


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