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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coal Black and creamy smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body - so it wont fill you up. Thomas, WVs heritage was based on the hard-working Italian coal miners who worked the mines from the 1890s-1940s. The tap handle is the silhouette of a local coal miners daughter.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5311) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tap. Pours dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, light earthy hops, light smoke, and faint vanilla. Flavor is roast and caramel malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; creamy, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5105) - Snderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
Can. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable light tan head. Clear aroma of yeast, malt and roast, wit notes of oatmeals. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of hops, grain and malt and estery touches. Hints of coffee. Estery and mildly acidic flavour with roasty touches. Rather watery and not very inspiring but definitely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Bluegrass Kitchen, Charleston, WV, 9.5.16. Dark brown with a tan head. Oatmeal, soft cocoa aroma. Bitter, a little sourish and toasty taste. Lightish body, light fizz, long, bitter and roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1946) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2016
WV tick! Dark brown. Nose is dark roasted malts, some burnt coffee. Flavors follow nose. A bit harsh and one dimensional on the roasted malts but decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (803) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Sample at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Dark malts with a little dry grain taste. A bit thin but flavors are OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BytesAndBrews (55) - - AUG 20, 2016
Dark black pour with a tan head. Strong roasted barley character in both aroma and taste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 In can, poured black with quick foam fade. Smell of grain and roast.flavor is a light roast with coffee and chocolate bitters and chalky aftertaste. Pretty sure the miner dropped some coal in.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9637) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
RBSG 2016 shared at the Grand Tasting. Can. Medium/dark brown, odd perfumey aroma. Palate features thin roast with slightly sour character. I appreciate the state tick, but Im beginning to see why West Virginia isnt known for its beer....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4978) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled at rgsg. Do not know who brought this but there is was on the table and no one had taken a sip. Poured jet black with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts and not much else. Light to medium in body which was surprising considering how black this was Flavor shows chocolate and some coffee. Quite OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15258) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Can - pours dark brown - nose/taste of generic roast, chocolate, light toasted oats and coffee- medium body

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (6862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Can. Dark pour with tan head. I guess some light malt aromas. Flavors are super light, light roasted, maybe a touch of sweetness. Lacking body.


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