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RATINGS: 1106   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (914) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Beautiful midnight black body gives rise to a dark chocolate nose and flavor. An aftertaste of chocolate covered cherry and coffee came through with a nice but not excellent silky mouthfeel that great porters boast. Probably more stout than porter in the taste, this brew is worth a look..or two, or three.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
From bottle. Almost black, inky with tan foam ring. Dark chocolate flavor with coffee notes. Medium bodied, nice cacao finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (380) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
very roasty aroma, appear black with a small brown head. taste medium bitter. average carbonation, full bodied, long bitter aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (677) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
Dark brown, almost black with medium creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Rich roasted malt bitterness with good coffee and chocolate notes followed by some vanilla sweetness. Some remaining bitter and chocolate aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (96) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium on the palette. Flavors the same as aroma along with some smokiness. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (508) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
ブラックエー&# ホッピーな香&

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elnaer (8) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Wow! This is a VERY good brew. I’ve heard this refered too as a black IPA...its not. It’s more like a porter with a little more hop bitterness...but barely. Nose is roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Very full body with a chewy mouthfeel. Bittersweet hop and dark coffee aftertaste. Very unique....very tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6808) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, expresso, dried dark fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malty, coffee, cookies, licorice, dried fruit, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol in the finish. Very nice, in a good way feels a little stronger than the 7,5% ABV. 260215

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (775) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2015
Black colour, brownish head. Aroma of milk chocolate, cookies, cinemmon, molasses, cream. Taste is light bitter a bit sweet. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Dry. Quite interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1823) - Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep black, tan head. Good retention/some lace. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, iced coffee, light fudge. Taste is moderately bitter, roast, dark chocolate, light sweetness. Palate is drier, slick, bitter/roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (232) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Ok tan head. Black beer. Great aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, leather and some coffee. Taste is dry and quite bitter - almost aggressive. If they tones this down a notch and smoothed it out would be fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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