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Heavyweight Black Ocean



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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A schwartzbier brewed as a cousin to our porter. Using the same ratio of malts and comparable hops and using our house lager strain we created a highly drinkable black lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8423) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Cask...Pours ruby with medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocoff, cabernet, alomnds, and cognac. Tastes malty, with a complex mix of cabernet, nuts, cognac, slight caramel, and chocoff. Palate is very smooth, medium. A nice schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Cask... poured a brownish red color with a small tan, creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma began sweet and fruity, and then turned dry, with roasty malt. Taste was also prominent chocolate, some roasty malt, and finishing smokey. There was a little bitterness present here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Dark ruby/walnut, a fig/date/vanilla smell. Smooth medium body, nice creamy head, chocolate/fruit flavor, hint of licorice, smooth dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
08.14.04 Sampled at HW 5th Anniv. Light roasty aromas. Black and fizzy looking beer with quick head. Flavors dry and crisp, the light bitterness of morning coffee at lunchtime. Maybe too eff for me? This might be what coffee flavored soda would taste like. I hope so! I was looking forward to this schwarz due to it’s lineage and was not let down despite ill success in the past with the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roasted malt is strong at first sip but mellows after that and finishes clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2004
At first this didn’t taste like much but then with a clean palette it was much better. Not as good as the Hammer, but nice none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Draft. Good beer. NIce chocolate tast to it. good mix with the malt. Alcohol could have been a little higher but I’m not complaining.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2004
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Brown ruby color with an off-white head. Yeasty chocolate and coffee aromas, full bodied and fizzy, starts and ends sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13303) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. Dark chestnut brown; roasty, toasty notes in the aroma. Creamy body. Coffeeish and long, with a depth of malt flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Tap at Sparky’s Ale House: Roasty and chocolate, with some bitterness. Intesting that they made it from the dregs of Perkuno’s Hammer. Actually, that sounds rather unappealing. Black in color and a thin beige head.

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