RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Named after Jim Wolfer from Prairie Rock who let us borrow his lager yeast, Black Wolf is brewed in the style of a German Black Lager or Schwarzbier (black beer). It has a small amount of dark and roasted malts added to the grain bill to give it a distinct, yet not overpowering roasty aroma and taste. At 5.5% it is easy drinking and has a pleasant crisp lager finish. Try this black beer and be surprised by a different kind of one of those "dark beers."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Pours a light black to dark brown and is transluscent. No real lasting head. Smell is dry roasty dark malt. Taste is same but thinner than the smell. Light bodied and drinkable, but just average flavorwise. No real flaws however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Pour is ruby amber/brown with a thin tan head...toasty sweet caramel aroma...some chocolatey molasses flavor things going on...nice malty toasty flavos throughout...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2399) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 9/10/07 re-rate. On draught at Rayboy01s Cajun Fais Do Do. Dry at 1st whiff; settles down. Dark, mostly opaque creamy tan head. Some lace. Nice Schwarz; moderate sweetness. Low carbonation. Subdued flavor. Very nice flavorful and drinkable beer. I kept the old ratings since this was the 1st beer of the night and I was parched. Ar 7, Ap 4, Fl 8, Pal 5, Ov 16. 10/22/06: Draught at brewpub. Not much aroma. Dry and malty. Excellent lace. Very nice brew; roasted malt with some sweetness and hop undertones. Rivals Hereford and Hops Schwazbier, which I think may be slightly better. Enjoyable. Underrated. Proof? Gold medal at the 2006 GABF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2006
On tap @ Coles. Slight brown light shines throughh, nice tan head. Nose is dry roasty malt, maybe some chocolate. Flavor is amazing - cocoa, very slight burnt but still sweet maltiness. Some cherry in the slightly caramel finish. Amazing body - light but not too thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Draft at Radio Maria in Champaign, IL. Pours black with a nice thick tan head. Faint aroma of dry roast and lager yeast. Initial flavor of dark caramel that transitions to dry roasty middle, with some accents of chocolate and nuts. This an interesting take on a Schwarzbier. Sort of like brown lager/ dry stout blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma, dark fruits, roasted malts, burnt notes. Flavor, roasty, wheat, dark fruits, and some earthy notes. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Great looking pour...black as the ace of spades with a huge rocky long-lasting head. Rich roasted smoky aroma. The flavors are all arrayed on the dark, smoky, roasted side of the scale, plus distinct chocolate notes. Lightly carbonated and easy-drinking, although slightly thin-bodied. I thoroughly enjoyed this experimental effort by my two favorite brewers, Matt and Andrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Served with a deep, ruby hued black/brown body under a tan head that held as a thick film. Roasty, husky, nutty aroma with whiffs of alcohol that increase as the beer gets low in the glass. Mid-bodied with a consistently bitter flavor that finishes on a sour, milky note. Lagered undertones to a roasty, almost smoked base of malt. Worthy of a second glass.

<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Station, Flossmoor, IL 60422</font>

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2007
On Tap at Radio Maria. Jet black body under a small, frothy tan head. Smoke, caramel malt, roasted nuts, chocolate aroma. Medium body, watery. Flavor was slightly sweet but otherwise unremarkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 pours black with a nice thick tan head. no aroma. theres a woody, smoky flavor, but nothing else i can pin down. althought the beer itself is not thick, it seems to finish thickly in my throat. overall, not a great entry in the flossmoor stable of beers.

my home brewpub ==> <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/flossmoor-sta Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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