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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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This beer is aged in Woodford Bourbon Barrels, some of the most sought after bourbon barrels in the craft brew industry. We took the recipe for our Black Lager and doubled the ingredients. Forty days after the magic happened, the goat was birthed. Black Goat is a Double Black Lager, sure to please the harshest of critics. Caution: this billy kicks! ABV 9.3% IBUís 25 Hops: Horizon and Crystal Malts: Carafoam and Black Malt


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2015 On tap at brew pub... dark brown and reddish....nut..hops and Carmel flavor... not my favorite type of beer... but really good!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3131) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Black with small dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is nice bourbon, medium body, medium/light body, and a little lacing. Taste is dark malt and bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap in pint glass. Dark brown, small light brown head, roasted malts, anise, dark chocolate. Medium body, high soft carbonation, light bitterness, a bit sweet. Nice long finish with a bit of spice, some cappuccino. Easy to drink with lots of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaron90 (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Appearance is dark and smells of chocolate and bourbon. It has a rich coffee and malt taste and the bourbon takes it to a new level. Very nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Black color thin tan head. Big roasted nut aroma. Some faint barrel. Taste is semi sweet peanut, chocolate and slight burnt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, bourbon, roast, hints of dark fruit, hints of coffee and slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of nice dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon, more roasted malt comes with a hint of burnt notes, slight dark fruit, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate chocolate, lighter vanilla, roast, nuts, mild bourbon, and oak. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and minimal orange highlights. It has a two finger khaki head that eventually settles to a thick film outlined by a thicker ring. There are some dripping rings left behind with each sip. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and caramel. There is some light roasted malt in the middle. The finish has light-moderate vanilla, light nuts, bourbon, and oak. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall...a really nice barrel aged beer. The bourbon isnít overpowering leaving behind what I assume is solid base beer. Iíve never had the non-barrel aged version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was just released this month. Listed at 8.5% on the bottle. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light dark fruit/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light dark fruit/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial Schwarzbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Aroma is vanilla and bourbon with some malts, very good ba black ale, cannot say I have had a better one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3489) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at The Oak. Thin black pour with almost no head. Aroma is all bourbon but itís pretty nice. Taste brings lots of bourbon and oak but remains fairly smooth. Thin body makes it go down easy but also makes it seem a tad watery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Bourbon and ginger ale nose. Dark black-brown clear with thin head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Like watery bourbon and ginger ale. Big flavors with light chocolate notes. Huge bourbon presence, rum raisin ice cream. Warming and delicious.


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