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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Not a hint of light escapes this brew. Black with a very thin tan head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and dark fruits dominate the aroma. Quite inviting. Medium, creamy mouthfeel with some decent carbonation. Like the aroma, the flavor is dominated by bitter chocolate and dark fruits. It finishes with a nice coffee punch. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3378) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (1040) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (872) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (10/20/15). Malty, smoky, molasses tang. Between a stout and a Schwarzbier. Dark black with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Rich nutty flavor with molasses and burnt bitter character. Strong finish with nutty bitter after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle (Erzbierschof’s (Bern)); pours nearly black with a tan head; aroma of coffee, pine, roasted malt, and hint of chocolate; taste has a touch of bitterness with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and pine; finish is roasty and bitter; nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2101) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Blackish pour with a tan head. Notes of smoke, tar, ash, heavy roast, light coffee and some sweet dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (817) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2016
Drank 22-3-2016 while writing in my diary. The beer is quite bitter, but has a good body. The aftertaste is somewhat thick, more balanced and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3043) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris, sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris og mørk sjokolade.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Hos Untapped Erik.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@%, Når@12.03.2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (372) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Aromas of roasted and some coffee. A little weak aroma compared to the taste. Taste is heavy roasted, close to smoked and some coffee. Nice bitterness. A nice porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1160) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Good. Something a little funky in the aftertaste but it kind of grows on you as you drink it.

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