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RATINGS: 1183   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (849) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3131) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (408) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1202) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (205) - Livorno, ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
Il nome non tradisce quanto appare nel bicchiere: infatti, si veste completamente di nero, come una notte senza luna nel profondo di una grotta; una bella schiuma compatta, cremosa, di color marroncino e dall’ammirevole persistenza ci fa compagnia. L’aroma è interessante: malto tostato, caffè, cioccolato, un leggero tocco piccante e note erbacee di luppolo. In bocca esprime una discreta intensità: si chiamano subito presenti amaro ed acidità da caffè, a seguire malti tostati, liquirizia ed anice. Luppolo che fornisce ulteriore amaro, decisa carbonazione, finale asciutto, corpo medio-pieno.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1164) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear dark brown, chocolate brown head A hint of smoked bacon, roasetd malts, marcipan with liquor, very rich and pleasent aroma Thick harmonious rich taste, burned bread, coal, herbaceous long bitter ending.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1047) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle from secret santa Saeglopur, many thanks! Liquorice, coffee, spices, grass, pine, caramel, nutmeg. Full bodied, nice lingering espresso bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (4209) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2016
03.02.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Small light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, dark sugar, minerals, dark malts, grass, caramel, hops, butterscotch, coffee, licorice. Taste is dry roasted, weeds, dark malts, burnt caramel, hops, bark, minerals, harsh coffee, licorice, paper. Longlasting harsh bitterness, watery mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 1, 2016
0,33 bottle purchased at the Hoppy imp. in Greece, consumed few months after in Kosovo. Black pour, brownish little foam with little retention and lacing. Nose: basically what you expect from an American black beer, roasted malts, coffee, grassy-herbal a bit piney which results in a combination of incense and floral notes. Mouth: the coffee is partially covered by the bitter character of this porter, the after taste results in a bit of licorice, anice too. Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1845) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Dark black. Nose is dark roasted malts and chocolate. Taste follows, fairly malty. Expected this to be a black IPA with more bitter hops for some reason, but this is a solid porter.


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