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RATINGS: 1110   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.

phiconners' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Pours dark, with a small tan head. Aroma is not overpowering. Taste is smoky, a lot of flavor for a porter. It leans more to the smoky than the creamy, thicker than it appears. A very good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (651) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (466) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3700) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (412) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (758) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (105) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (545) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elnaer (8) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Wow! This is a VERY good brew. I’ve heard this refered too as a black IPA...its not. It’s more like a porter with a little more hop bitterness...but barely. Nose is roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Very full body with a chewy mouthfeel. Bittersweet hop and dark coffee aftertaste. Very unique....very tasty!

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