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RATINGS: 1122   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 (927) - Tallahassee, 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (447) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Dark brown colur, low but nice, beige head. Coffee aroma, some chocolate, dried fruits and dark bread. Sweet taste, roasted malts, dark bread, coffee and some herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (738) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 22, 2015
355 ml bottle from Astral Beers. Pitch black, impossible to see through, with a small, creamy and peristent light brown head. Crazy nose, so powerful and in your face that you don’t even need to keep the glass close: tons of roasted malts notes, 70%+ dark chocolate, vanilla beans, some subtle licorice presence as well. Taste follow suite with no surprises: slick and velvety mouthfeel that doesn’t feel cloying at all, moderate but clean and lingering toasted and earthy bitterness, plenty of both chocolate and coffee taste. Excellent drinkability considering the ABV. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Superb!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Black with a thin beige head. Aromas are coffee and dark chocolate with oily notes. Peppery with molasses and dark toffee and light meatiness. Cola with earthy soy. Flavours are sweet molasses with earthy peat and pepper. Coffee with dark chocolate. Good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (63) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with almost no head with brown colour. Aroma roasted, cocoa, nutty, caramel. Taste very roasted, maybe too much, espresso, cocoa, caramel, some earthy hop tones. A bit earthy and a bit harsh roasted aftertaste. Full body. But overall very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Estebanik (163) - Lublin, POLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana opada dosc szybko, ale jest, bezowa i drobna. Ladnie zdobi szklo. Aromat gesty, czekoladowy, wrecz risowy. Dosc szybko sie jednak rozwiewa. W smaku palone, co ciekawe z nutami gumy balonowej, moze lesnych owocow. Palony, dlugi aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (117) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Roasted aromas, quite a bit of chocolate, a bit sweet - just nicely so. Color is black, with a fairly small tan head. Taste is a bit sweet with a nice general bitterness. Full bodied; oily/creamy texture; a long finish, with roasted coffee and chocolate. Overall this is a quite good beer. Good complexity, with roasted coffee, chocolate and some sweetness that works well, providing some balance.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (225) - POLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Prezentacja: czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana brązowa, obfita, bardzo drobna, utrzymuje się, nieźle zdobi szkło pianą i płaczem ;
Aromat: kawa, czekolada, leciutki alkohol, po zabełtaniu czuć kwiaty i owoce ;
Odczucie: dosyć treściwe, bardzo gładkie, średnio nasycone, bąbelki lekko gryzą w przełyk, finisz bardzo czekoladowy ;
Smak: wyraźny, słony, kwaskowy, kawowy i czekoladowy ;
Ogólnie: świetne .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft at the craft beer festival , beer at the pier in the south street seaport. Deep black color with a nice porter like flavor. Very easy drinki ng and nice flavor. Very good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (360) - CYPRUS - MAY 22, 2015
Dark brown to black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, dark very roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet with medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, dry bitter smokey finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (395) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours darkest brown. Rocky moka head. Aroma is intense: coffe, lemon peel, rucola, beef jerky, caramel, black olive, even squid ink. Dense, fresh and quite long, with an aftertaste that reminds of coffee beans.


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