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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - AUG 4, 2008
Poured a luxurious black from the bottle with a creamy tan head. Notes of cocoa in the aroma. Drak cocoa flavor with a malty body and bitter finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 19, 2016
Daft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter coffee, roasted malts, and some pine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1250) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Smell is dark malt with some Licorice and alcohol, taste is lightly bitter...dark dark malt flavor but not sweet...some depth but not a lot...mostly coffee taste...black as night appearance..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (143) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2016 Tap@Himmeriget. Pours black with tight brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate, nutty and slightly hoppy. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, walnut and dark chocolate and dry bitter, hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (215) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Smells nutty. Inky black with tan head. Grabs the glass as you drink. Thick mouth feel. Leads with roasted chocolate and g finishes with fresh rye breadthat lingers bitter

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3437) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours tar black with aroma of roasted malt, licorice, and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with licorice, hint of vanilla, and chocolate. Solid lacing. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Jet black pour with a frothy brown head. Aroma was rich cocoa, roasted malt, melted candy bar, vanilla. Flavors were robust with roasty malt, cocoa, nougat, bittersweet lingering finish. Mouthfeel was on the plus side for an ABV of 7.5, moderate carbonation. Probably the best straight forward porter I have had. Executed to perfection, everything you could want from the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (883) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. OK I guess, but nothing outstanding. I expected more from the pitch trying to sell this beer as something unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (4022) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
On tap at Brunzies (10/20/15). Malty, smoky, molasses tang. Between a stout and a Schwarzbier. Dark black with thin tan head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Rich nutty flavor with molasses and burnt bitter character. Strong finish with nutty bitter after.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle (Erzbierschof’s (Bern)); pours nearly black with a tan head; aroma of coffee, pine, roasted malt, and hint of chocolate; taste has a touch of bitterness with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and pine; finish is roasty and bitter; nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Blackish pour with a tan head. Notes of smoke, tar, ash, heavy roast, light coffee and some sweet dark malts.


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