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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Inspired by the mystery of the ancient Mayan “Long Count” round calendar, Stevens Point Brewery’s brewmasters have created 2012 Black Ale, a dark, robust brew to satisfy beer lovers’ tastes any day of the year. In addition to the Mayan calendar mystery, 2012 Black Ale is inspired by traditional German “schwarzbier,” or black beer. German-style schwarzbiers typically are lagers, but we saw this beer is an opportunity to be more creative. We brewed our interpretation of black beer as an ale, which means more hops as well as fruity notes that come from using an ale yeast. The use of roasted malts adds a slightly burnt character to the beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Roasted. Oily palate. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of burnt carmel, earthiness and tobacco. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of tobacco, burnt carmel and a hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering burnt carmel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Bottle, acquired from BOE, split at Jack and Leightons birthday pleasantries, 13/04/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head that clear edgeward. Nose is toffee, brown sugar, dark fruit. Taste comprises light cardboard, toffee, dark fruit, dates, molasses, malt. Medium bodied, a little over carbed, dry in the finish. Drinkable but boring!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9438) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Very dark brown pour. Tan head. Molasses, toffee, ash, earth aroma. Flavor has some molasses, very light smoke, brown sugar, and light espresso. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9155) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
On tap at The Shark Club. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Roasty, some chocolate, toasted nuts, and some floralness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
This beer is a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with a roasty malt character and notes of grassy hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is slightly smoky with a short malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8486) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
355ml bottle bought last July at Sourced Market, St Pancras in London. Fawn-coloured head to a deep, mahogany coloured body. Minimal lacing. Roasted malty nose, hints of prunes. Sweet taste of black malts and dark fruits. Vague bitterness to the ending. Smooth in the mouth. Gives a rather bland impression (shared with Finn, Tromsø 05.03.2014).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7949) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Bottle. Light chocolate malt aroma. Black-brown color with large head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt flavor - hint of herbal hops in the finish. Medium body. Okay - nothing special.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (7896) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Crappy brown ale, or black ale, or whatever the hell you want to call it, pure marketing.


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