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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1106) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Looks beautiful and appetizing with it’s black colour and dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour is roasty, coffee, espresso, some liquorice, burned sugar. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (641) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Pours black with compact tan head. Aroma is dark choc and licorice. Taste adds a little coffe-bitterness and some sweetness later on. Creamy mouthfeel, low carb. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruit. Roasty flavour of malt and coffee, with notes of dark chocolate and touches of fruit. Warming alcohol presence. Lingering, roasty afteraste. Good. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. The aroma starts off fruity, turns vinous and OK dusty. Black colour. Small stable dark brown head. The flavour is roasted, chalky, dusty (perhaps even vanilla?), with a good coffee note and a little alcohol in the finish. Hint of salt in the finish. Surprisingly good considering the label :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 19, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black color with a nice thick brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate and coffee initially with some burnt and roasted notes following. Taste was dark chocolate, coffee, some burnt sugar and earthy hops. Maybe some dark fruits too. Aftertaste was bitter and sticky. Light to medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benderone (30) - FRANCE - APR 16, 2014
Bouteille 33cl servie dans un verre Teku. Bière intensément noire, absence de mousse. Bière assez plate, plutôt lisse, nez sur le café fort et les baies. Beaucoup de corps, le palais est sur les grains, le réglisse et le café, finale assez sèche sur le chocolat noir et le houblon amer. Bière très plaisante.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rifaldo (28) - Torello, SPAIN - APR 6, 2014
Botella. Porter equilibrada, aroma a cafè i xocolata. Gust torrat al principi obrint-se i deixant una amargor floral a la gola. Òptima

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours very dark brown. Medium to large frothy brown head, lasting with good lace. Aroma is rich, dark chocolate, licorice, coffee. Dark, burnt, and roasty. Flavor is less chocolatey than nose, instead, much more hard roasted, burnt, ash. Soft Medium body. Very Firm bitterness in the finish, probably too much for my liking, sort of ashy piney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Aroma-roasty, black licorice, cocoa. Taste is similar to aroma, very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle at Euston Tap, London on 28 February 2014. Poured black with a thick, dense tan head and great lacing. Aroma of burnt sugar, coffee and dark malts. Initial flavour had a mild acidity to it, which was off-putting for a second or two, but then dissipated, to be replaced by treacle, roasted malt and tobacco. Mouth feel was nice and thick, with some noticeable carbonation. Finish was mildy smokey, with roasted malt, espresso and dark fruit sweetness.

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