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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4508) - 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.


3.1
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3580) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at Lebowskis. Pours black, hint of liquorice, dry bitter roast, light toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (289) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
Black pour with no head, sour malt aroma. Taste is sour, roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1281) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mmill527 (74) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2014
Not too good, kind of tastes like burnt baked beans, more like a lager than an ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1835) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear, very dark brown with a long-lasting tan head, streaks of lace. Taste is light malt that grows into caramel as it moves through the palate, turning politely bitter in the finish. An agreeable quaff, but nothing exceptional, or even memorable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
Rated on 4-14-2011 (Bottle) This beer pours a small smooth semi-fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, chocolate, roasted, and light hops. The taste is malt, some chocolate, roasted, and burnt. The mouthfeel is soft and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is just ok as it does not afford much character and the flavor could be enhanced.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark bread with some chocolate and a bit of roasted malts backing. Flavor is mainly dark grains and dark bread with a hint of roasted malts and chocolate. A bit thin on the finish.


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