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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Coal Black and creamy smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body - so it won’t fill you up. Thomas, WV’s 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 miner’s daughter.

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3.1
sonnycheeba (5960) - 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
MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Can. Fruity aroma. Almost black colour, seems clear with a red shine. Small tan head. The flavour is roasted and slightly fruity. Dry finish. Thin mouthfeel.

3.3
yespr (44698) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
12 fl oz can. Pours hazy dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malty. Bitter, roasted malty. Light hops fruity. Bitter and mediummdry to hoppy finish.

3.1
DialSquare (4962) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2016
12oz can from Wine Shop at Capital Market in Charleston, WV: dark brown-black pour. aroma of dark fruit, cocoa, light smoke. tastes are oatmeal, earthy, faint tobacco.

3.1
Bamsen78 (5327) - Sønderborg, 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
kerenmk (4718) - 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
wchesser (2071) - 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
jsporrer (982) - 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
BytesAndBrews (66) - - AUG 20, 2016
Dark black pour with a tan head. Strong roasted barley character in both aroma and taste.

2.6
books_n_brews (162) - 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
DuffMan (10267) - 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 I’m beginning to see why West Virginia isn’t known for its beer....


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