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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 26, 2012
A malt and roast aroma, dark brown, almost black. Tastes not quite as intense as many schwarzbiers. Still, it’s pretty decent. Not aggressive but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2348) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, coffee and malts. Taste is sweet and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (630) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Nose is some caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee and coffee bitterness. A little watery but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
N3lson1 (253) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had this from a twelve pack sample of six different brews. Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Nice sweet aromas of malts.Nice light beer, decent carbonation but perfectly roasted with nice notes light notes of hoppiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
The bottle says Black ale, the style here is listed as brown ale. What gives? To me it resembles and tastes more like a brown ale. It is although a very black looking beer with a smallish foamy head that fades fast real fast. Thin light aroma of roasted malts maybe some espresso. Tastes of roasted burnt malts coffee and espresso. Hops can’t be tasted but has a measure of bitterness at the end. Has porter and stoudt qualities to it. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Watery around the edges with some grit and astringency to it. A good middle of the road beer no matter what it’s called.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Black with no head. Lots of fruit in its nose and almost as much in its taste which includes a sticky sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at Lebowskis. Pours black, hint of liquorice, dry bitter roast, light toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle: (as Onyx Black Ale) Pours slight rubied, clear black with a heavy, tan head. Caramel malt...roast chocolate malt aroma. Taste is creamy, light chocolate roast.... A little herbal hoppiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (573) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
Black pour with no head, sour malt aroma. Taste is sour, roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1571) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Black body with a thick beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of burnt toast, filter coffee, nuts and even a hint of red wine. Flavour of brown bread, weak coffee and plum. Thin body with a slightly oily texture. Light carbonation. Simple, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmill527 (81) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2014
Not too good, kind of tastes like burnt baked beans, more like a lager than an ale.

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