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RATINGS: 1192   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2016 American robust porter generously shared by Jan of Weerspannige Brouwers. Thin but more or less stable, pale greyish beige head over a very dark, hazy mahogany beer, as good as black in appearance. Aroma of coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, pine resin, green peppercorns, black tea, cured meat, toasted brown bread, caramel, dried leaves, nutmeg, wormwood, soy sauce, dried porcini, black olive, haemoglobin. Umami onset, meaty and dried seaweed-like with a restrained candied date sweetness underneath as well as a salty soy sauce touch, soft carbo, oily, very smooth, full but slightly metallic mouthfeel, toasted and nutty malt ’bittersweetness’ ending in more roasted bitterness, a bit ashy even, spicy hops supporting this end bitterness and a dash of warming alcohol. Not sure if this qualifies as a typical porter, though, but regardless, this is a great example of American craft brewing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Near black opaque body. Viscous with an oily, beige collar. Roast and chocolate scents leap out. Piney hop character emerges as the beer is allowed to warm a bit. Nice flavor. Medium bodied. Bitterness is gentle on the palate. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle. Black, slight head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, slight sweetness, liquorice. Taste is smooth, fairly complex, chocolate, liquorice, coffee

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (876) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Dunkelbraun mit kaum vorhandener Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, bitter, Kaffee, Mokka, Bitterschokolade, etwas Karamell, dunkle Früchte, langer Abgang.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours an opaque very, very dark brown with a quickly fading tan head. Robust dark roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and rich coffee nose. Thick and progressively astringent. All the aromas noted are detected in the flavor. Lactose as well. Scorched bitterness after the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (383) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Couleur noire; mousse brune; arômes et goût de malt, de café et de chocolat noir; finale moyennement amère

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (622) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2015
Bottled - Opaque black colour, large, persistent creamy brown head, lacing. Intense roasted aromas, coffee, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, some fresh hoppiness. Taste is balanced bittersweet, caramel, toasted nuts, some chocolate and fruity hop bitterness. Medium to full body, average carbonation, bittersweet finish. Well balanced black ale, highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Bottle 0.33l from Hoppiness in Koper, Slo. Thick black liquid with small tan head. Full body, light carbonation. Roasted aroma, coffee. Strong roasted coffee and cocoa taste, medium sweetness, a hint of herbs.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (1220) - CROATIA - DEC 5, 2015
Pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is, again, lots of chocolate and cocoa, very, very, roasty, nice amount of hoppy fruitiness. Full bodied, smooth, complex and awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (713) - Køge, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren w friends/chef+US. Appearance: pours clear dark brown good soapy beige head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, nuts, chocolate and some coffee hints. palette strong roasted malty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice tasteful porter without to many burnt notes.


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