RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
We craft our S1NIST0R BLACK ALE using a special German dehusked black malt that is free of astringency, giving the beer a rich black color without the traditional dark beer characteristics. You will notice subtle hints of chocolate with an easy drinking balance on the back end. In the glass the dark color may look intimidating to some, but don’t let this beer fool you. Our unique combination of malts creates a very light body and smooth finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap, pours a night dark black with a tan head. Nose is hops and malt and a bit of roast. Nice mix of roast/stout notes and IPA hops. Finish is crisp and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1184) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bought for $8.99 at Hunger Mountain. To undersized snifter, it pours a deep purplish charcoal brown with a beige-ringed head half a finger in length. Tastes and smells of black olive juice, prunes, grill char, wet ash, ginger, herbs, grass, and roasted peanuts. Sawdust, cedar, London yeast, and bitter hops by swallow. Has a nice creaminess. Better than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 5, 2013
A fantastic entry to the black beer market: a nearly perfect blend of chocolate, roasted, and coffee notes with an easy finishing body. Hops balance doesn't steal the show from the roast malt nuances that make this one a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pour is black with red edges and lots of tan head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is dark malt, lightly smoked, light hop presence behind with a bit of herbal green hop behind. Taste is not super expressive, dark black malt that is lightly smoked, the hop isn’t as prevalent, still a touch green, bitter coffee towards the finish and lingering. Well carbonated smooth medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (2021) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Roasted aroma. Taste is bitter flight fruity chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights, and an off white airy cap that quickly reduces to a sustaining blanket. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and raisin. Taste is tart fruit, roasted malt, a lingering sour. Some piney hops but not a bunch. Kind of an odd black ipa. Was expecting more out of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2233) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
pours a clear dark brown with a red tint, a small tan head, and very little lacing. smell is of grape juice, hops, woody, and malt. taste is a little thin, sour, yeast, bark, hops, grape, a strange flavor in the back that I cant put my finger on, and some malt. ends funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Dissapointing. I love the IPA stuff and this was a bland let down. More like a mildly hoppy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Very roasted brown.black color with tan lacing. Roasted coffee bean aroma, and more coffee flavor on the palate. Smooth palate leads to.a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dark brown with a white head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is toasted malt, dark fruit and some light nuttyness. No real bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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