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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Six-pack of bottles purchased at Flanagan’s in Appleton. This is an awfully good Porter -- I think it’s the highest-rated Porter I’ve sampled. Pours black and oily, with a dark tan foamy head that leaves nice lace. From the bottle, it has strong coffee and cocoa aromas, and those transfer to the flavor. Almost a baker’s chocolate flavor as it warms. EXCELLENT for a cold night. Despite the heavy aroma and flavor, this is quite sessionable. Trying to find other Dark Horse beers in the Valley


3.9
randy1969 (137) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Aroma of rich dark chocolate roasty malt with hints dried fruit, faint vanilla, and a twinge of smokiness. Black in color with a creamy head. Bitterness from both the malt & the hops, but the dark malt roast dominates. Beer is medium bodied with a very high level of creamyness in texture. Soft carbonation.

3.3
Carlisle (881) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate. Some coffee, more dark chocolate and strong bitterness in the long finish.

3.8
BeerdedDave (2041) - Beckley, USA - DEC 6, 2017
black with a tan head; roasted malt aroma with chocolate notes; lots of roasted malt character with bitter chocolate notes; fairly bitter; dark bread notes

4
Bacchus66 (1081) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2017
12oz bottle @ Casa Mia. Pours black with mahogany edges and a creamy light brown head. Loads of dark malt and semi-sweet chocolate, roasted coffee aromas and flavors. Full bodied with a smooth, creamy finish and lingering roasted coffee and bakers chocolate flavors that go on forever. Outstanding.

3.7
stoutgap (64) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle to glass,poured black with very little light brown head.Very burnt malty aroma, with molasses,and chocolate. Good medium body with average carbonation. Flavor of unsweetened chocolate.A very good beer!

3.2
mmmeinike (435) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Dark appearance with a tan head. Chocolat, malt and coffee aroma. Tadte of coffee and chocolate.

3.6
SG111 (2166) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours black, tan head. Very roasty malt, coffee, chocolate.. Roasty malt, chocolate, coffee. Super roasty. Coffee bitterness finish. Solid.

3.4
commonshawn (1344) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Tap at brewery in Marshall during glbtq. Black with small tan head. Roasty nose. Taste is strong roasted malt with some finishing bitterness. Medium thin body. Feels like a hybrid between a black ale and a porter.

3.7
orbit (372) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2017
Very nice and smooth porter, drinks easily and hits the taste buttons right away, not a surprise it has a high rating, it has everything a good porter should have.

2.6
balloonbuffoon (803) - - JUN 7, 2017
12floz bottle (BOD/BBD?: 11.30.2016) that I bought as part of a mix-six for $9. Appears in my pint glass nearly black in color with a small amount of light brown head. Roasted malts are strong with dark chocolate, licorice, and touches of smoke. This leads to sharp bitter roast flavor and chalky heavy body. I find it too be overloaded in one way, so it won’t make my seek after porter list.


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