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RATINGS: 1114   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Dark horse is an awesome brewery. This beer has a nice mix of chocolate and coffee. Taste is light coffee, hints of chocolate and a nice malty mild- bitter finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (345) - CYPRUS - MAY 22, 2015
Dark brown to black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, dark very roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet with medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, dry bitter smokey finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (276) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours darkest brown. Rocky moka head. Aroma is intense: coffe, lemon peel, rucola, beef jerky, caramel, black olive, even squid ink. Dense, fresh and quite long, with an aftertaste that reminds of coffee beans.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (184) - 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 (737) - 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 (472) - 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 (3787) - 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 (476) - 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 (132) - 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 (442) - 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


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