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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Very black in color just as it claims. Nice foamy head that lasts the whole time you drink it. Nice chocolate flavor. Not overpowering. Medium bitter taste. Very good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emek (275) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bardzo dobre piwo, tylko nie wiem, w jakiej kategorii powinienem je rozpatrywać - jako black ale czy porter? W aromacie kawa z czekoladą i ciemne palone słody tworzą bardzo przyjemną kompozycję. W smaku dochodzi do tego lekko owocowa goryczka, trochę alkoholu, ale gładko ułożonego. [Tap, ZUP]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1067) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2016 Tap (ZUP, Wroclaw). Black colour, beige head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate in aroma, quite intensive. Similar in the taste with small fruits hint. Bitterness medium to high, roasty with alcohol notes which scratches a bit in the throat but in nice way. Really good, full body and quite drinkable beer. Beer is definitely dry but with small sweetness in aftertaste to compensate big roasty bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (638) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
13/07/2016 @home - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Black colour with small tanned head. Nose is dark malts, cocoa, caramel. Taste is roasted malts, mocha, chocolate, caramel, bitter hops, dry bitter roasted ending

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1766) - - JUN 19, 2016
Daft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter coffee, roasted malts, and some pine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1270) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Smell is dark malt with some Licorice and alcohol, taste is lightly bitter...dark dark malt flavor but not sweet...some depth but not a lot...mostly coffee taste...black as night appearance..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (175) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2016 Tap@Himmeriget. Pours black with tight brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate, nutty and slightly hoppy. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, walnut and dark chocolate and dry bitter, hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (217) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Smells nutty. Inky black with tan head. Grabs the glass as you drink. Thick mouth feel. Leads with roasted chocolate and g finishes with fresh rye breadthat lingers bitter

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours tar black with aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with licorice, hint of vanilla, and chocolate. Solid lacing. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Jet black pour with a frothy brown head. Aroma was rich cocoa, roasted malt, melted candy bar, vanilla. Flavors were robust with roasty malt, cocoa, nougat, bittersweet lingering finish. Mouthfeel was on the plus side for an ABV of 7.5, moderate carbonation. Probably the best straight forward porter I have had. Executed to perfection, everything you could want from the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (892) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. OK I guess, but nothing outstanding. I expected more from the pitch trying to sell this beer as something unique.


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