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RATINGS: 1081   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12oz bottle shared with friends. This one was quite a treat. Nice aroma of earthy hops mixed with chocolate malts and the slightest bit of coffee grind. Really easy to drink and extremely tasty.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (277) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours the color of ink with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of alcohol. Taste is hoppy like a black IPA. Finally a decent beer from Dark Horse.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (49) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle of 33cl. Nice stout, but one of the worst Iíve tasted. Got a nice dark colour (so a nice appearance), nice palate but got a faste, slightly taste of chocolate and coffee. Try it if itís free, but donít pay for it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (1623) - Mikołůw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Embrouille, thanks! Roasted, tart pumpernikel bread coupled with softer notes of dark chocolate and coffee. A light whiff of hops and some heated (not burned) wood, like in a sauna. Full bodied, starting off malty and getting more coffeeish and woody in the finish. I feel the roast is a bit over the top though, giving the beer more tartness than it needs and accounting for the rather rough mouthfeel. I prefer my big beers more mellow.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks that it is okay and it taste how Sophia smells I think it is pretty good taste more like coffee though than chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (222) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle at Fermentoren. Pours black with close to no head. Aromas of strong coffee, some licorice, bitter chocolate. Taste is strong roast, coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (197) - USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours opaque black with a coffee head. Aroma strong in coffee, light black licorice. Strong roasted coffee bean taste with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3470) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Poured pitch black with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body, flavour is chocolatey sweet, lightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (325) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with medium brown head, good lasting and lacing - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, ciffee, soy sauce, sweet malt, vanilla, earthy hops - Flavor of roasted malt, licorice, soy sauce and coffee - Medium body, medium/high bitterness, good carbonation, dry & bitter, dry bitter roasted finish - a mix between a porter and a black ipa, strong bitterness well hiden at first nose, good but very special

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1543) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin foamy brown head. Aroma of citrus, nuts, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium dry taste with some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at OíConnors. Black with mocca head. Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate and some burnt sugar notes. Taste is similar, lots of roasted notes, malty sweetness, chocolate, light coffee with a finishing bitterness.


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