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RATINGS: 1055   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Smell of chocolate and booze with a hint of vanilla. Smell gives the impression of light body.........smoked, roasted coffee malty nutty flavor. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintZymurgy (6) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014 does not count
Like pouring oil out of a bottle. 1 finger tan head with good retention. Aromas of roasted malt, slight cocoa and caramel. Very thin on the tongue and like a dark roast coffee w/ cocoa. Hard to believe this is 7.5%. I really liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1533) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle: Jet black in the glass, full opacity with a slow, inverse cascading cappuccino head, a little frothy & creamy. Aroma has creamy smooth notes of coffee, light sweetness edging towards a lactose/milk aspect, baker’s chocolate, just a hint of of sweet, dark dried fruits. A little roast, but the nose seems more sweet. Taste is a little more roasty; roasted malts & dry coffee beans up front leading into notes of bittersweet, dark cocoa nibs, & faint anise. Dry coffee bean finish with a kiss of light smoke. Kind of thin, would do well with a more creamy body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Totally black and oily in expression. Delicious rich warm beer with lots of flavor of hard roasted chocolate malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3151) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Super porter. Dosadny tresciwy. Na poczatku solidna dawka slodowosci kawy i czekolady a takze budyniu i trufli. Potem po przelknieciu zdecydowana palonosc slodu, suszone owoce i torf. Chwile potem w gardle mocna gorycz i pikantna koncowka. Dlugo utrzymujaca sie goryczka i palonosc w oddali jeszcze sie wyczuwa. Kawa plus czekolada. Tresciwe i sycace, a alkoholu sie nie wyczuwa. Porzadny czarny nieprzezroczysty porter ze spora i zadowalajaca brazowa piana.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BoostIPA (1214) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle. Just started getting dark horse distro here. Pours a pretty solid black with a minimal tan head. Aromas of toffee, roasted nuts. No perceptible hop aroma. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors are a haphazard mish mash of week old coffee, wet cardboard, pronounced sweetened dumpster drippings and cocklash. No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap. Pour is very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malt, licorice, coffee creamer, and cocoa. Good, a bit thin for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 25, 2014
Very black bodied and small dark head. Dark malts, little coffee, little vanilla, aged, smooth and we’ll integrated rather than a mix of separate aroma. Most apparent in the nice hop mix that provides a solid bitter punch in the the taste. Excellent mouth feel too. Aroma is nice, but the palate and richness of the taste are even better. Great brew! (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Dark pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts and coffee. Nice lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dark (13) - FRANCE - JUN 9, 2014
Excellente bière noire très équilibrée, arômes de chocolat/café avec une post amertume très longue... Une bière gourmande !

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