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Heavyweight Black Ocean



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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Blind Tiger. Pitch black with a tan hean. Taste was a nice roasted coffee and malt. Full bodied with a nice dry finish. Tasted like a porter but I guesss that shows what I know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Capped 750 from Ty5592 - Thanks! Appears black at first, but raising it to the light shows a deep, brilliant mahogany red. A dense, beige head lasts to the final drop. Beautiful nose, mild baking chocolate, a bit of coffee, nicely roasty. Roasty flavor, chocolate, coffee, charcoal, some light nuttiness and a wisp of smoke. Light body that never feels thin, perfectly carbonated. Dreamy stuff... excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Deep garnet red with medium off white head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolaty, thinnish palate, true to style. Roasty, chocolate goodness. Very nice to drink, maybe a hint of smoke. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Dorwart..a huge thanks!!! Aroma nice roasty profile of malts and some coccoa. Poured a nice dark black cherry. Flavor was nicely roasty, smoke and some coffeeish notes. Palate was nice and light and lively. Just great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Tap at Andy’s. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasty maltys. Flavor is full of roast. Lots of flavor indeed, for a light beer. Decent body. Maybe a little too dry, but a real nice session beer none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Smelled like chocolate, licorice and caramel. Taste had currant added to what I mentioned in the aroma. Full palate with a good deal of chocolate and toffee. Good job with this Schwarzbier. You can find this in limited quantities at Spuyten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2008
750ml bottle via trade. Shared with My GF Cyn, Bikesandbeer, and his GF Jessi @ San Diego Veledrome Bike Races. Poured dark blackish red/brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet with dark malts and a touch of smoke. Taste is really really nice and sweet with a bit of licorice. Great Bew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a large foamy beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and tea. Taste is malty with a presence of herbal tea and a hint of baking chocolate. Very nice. Has held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2004
I found this to be a truly unique beer. Using the second runnings of a baltic porter to brew a schwarzbier is a fantastic idea. Much like a small beer, Black Ocean was full of flavor for a light alcohol beer. All the dark chocolate / roasted malt flavor I enjoy in Perkuno’s Hammer transformed into a drinkable lager. Nice alternative to a heavy porter / stout.

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