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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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THERE’S A STORM BREWING... ...and it’s our brewmaster’s newest creation Black Lightning! This American Black Ale strikes a stormy balance between thunderous roasted malt flavor and the aroma, bitterness, and electrifying finish of American hops. Think you’re ready to ride the lightning?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled: unk It’s black, nice loose light tan foam. Smells like dark toasted malts, licorice, graham, some molasses, some bits of lighter hops. Nice malt nose. Flavor is graham, soil, lots of malts, sweet, some bits of smoke and vanilla. Full bodied with a sparkly carb and a dry finish. Overall, I feel this beer is miscategorized as a Black Ale, the hops are nearly nonexistent, but the base beer is a really nice stout - a little confused by this aspect, but a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with minimal head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, caramel. Medium light sweetness. Light bitter. Medium body. A low bitter, big roasted malty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Milk chocolate, coffee, and nutty aromas. Brown-black with a moderately retaining, light tan head. Dry, roasty, and bitter. Light-medium body, good carbonation, and with a finish that is clean and roasty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a dark cola color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty wood and cola. The flavor was bitter toasted malts, a bit of roastiness underneath and then smoke, faint fruity hops, cola and pine. Long roasty, smoky and piney finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicowv (453) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 oz bottle: Pours almost black, light tan head lots of small bubbles on the side of the glass, continued CO2 release. Aroma of dark roasted malts, carob, and some grass. Taste is bitter with an acrid finish. Bubbly on the palate, but such a harshness to it that overpowers everything after the front of the tounge. Interesting dry/acrid finish that is a displeasure.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Explodes out of the bottle with a huge tan head. Medium roast with not much hop presence and overly carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1389) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft at the Khyber. Very dark clear copper pour with a decent tan head that quickly dropped to a ring. Burnt toast. Slightly smoky ash. Some very dark chocolate caramel. Pine needles. Truffles. Black walnuts. Medium body. Nice range of black flavors but doesn’t seem to run very deep.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1607) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roast, floral, citrus and coffee beans. Taste is sweet with roasty bitters. Medium bodied and smooth textured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head. Nose was sprucey hops, dark malt, cacao, and tastes of resiny hops, dark roasty malt, and a finishing crispness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiznoaz (308) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at Arundel Mills back in November. Starts with a suprisingly sweet chocolate aroma and taste. Fades to a pleasant amount of bitter that lingers a while. Nice beer.


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