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RATINGS: 1215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Reserve Special Black Bier is a full bodied ale. Each batch is brewed with heavy roasted and chocolate malts to give this beer its unique flavors of coffee and chocolate. The color of this beer is black, and when pured into a glass it will have a deep brown head of foam.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1977) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 12, 2017
Pours opaque petroleum black. Small beige head. Big coffee, chocolate, earth, citrus hops on nose. Medium body. Powerful flavour. Rich roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Decent hopping. Long bitter finish. Perfect porter (or stout?).

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oobawa (1102) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Big hoppy bitter bomb of a porter, chock full roasty unsweetened chocolate, deep raisin and mocha notes underneath. Mild sweetness perks up as it warms, and a lengthy bitter finish adds a nice spiteful fade. Surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (169) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Very dark, black even, with a 1 inch brown-tan thick, creamy-looking head that recedes gradually, leaving lacing slipping down the glass. Smoaky, roasted malt aroma with hints of sweet raisins. Moderate mouth feel. Initial taste hit is somewhat sweet, but it transitions quickly to a lightly roasted flavor. The initial flavor has a character I cant quite pin down... almost minty, but not really - maybe it is the wood others mention. The balance is provided with mild to somewhat more than mild bittering in the finish. Dont be mislead by the name; this is a porter/stout in all but name. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
m.mahu (186) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAR 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2017 Bottle. Pours pitch black with no head whatsoever. Burnt coffee, toasted malts, dark cocoa, roasted rye, molasses, burnt rubber, smoky notes. Full mouthfeel. There is some hops going on. Extremely good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pilsnertest (244) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle at home. Taste of dark rye bread in toaster, coffee and bitter orange peels. Some hints of bubblegum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3576) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Black with tan head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, barley, chocolate, coffee candy, molasses, burnt match heads, black pepper (the aroma, not the spiciness), something fruity like brier. Over medium sweet and deep roasty, almost ashy, ground bitter. Over medium body, soft carbonation. Slick feel. Nice roasty bitter sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Almost black with light brown head. Licorice, dark chocolate, sweet malts, light ash, some dusty nuts, cardboard, blackberries. Medium sweet and bitter. A bit over medium bodied with slick oily thick feel and soft carbonation. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pallleon (290) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 27, 2017
Szp fekete szn, habja alig van, sznsav sem sok. tcsokolds, prklt malts, kzepesen keserű. A httrben gymlcss aromk hzdnak meg. Nagyon selymes. Kandall mellett a legjobb ital.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2915) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Mega fajne połączenie żywicznych chmieli i wyraźnej paloności.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (889) - Tychy, POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Barwa czarna, z brunatnymi przebłyskami. Aromat mało intensywny, głwnie popiołowa paloność, nuty melasy i trawiastego chmielu. W smaku pełne, z wyraźną palonością nutami kawy. Czekolada gorzka w tle, słodkie kakao. Finisz wytrawny, lekko wysuszający i popielniczkowy.


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