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Black Crack - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lokieman on 03-13-2013)
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-28-2014 04:19:18 | More by Longhorn08
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2014 02:54:08 | More by SavageHopHead
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mgr78704

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-28-2014 02:09:43 | More by mgr78704
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2014 16:08:03 | More by FlyingKelly
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-20-2014 21:06:18 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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EGreen

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma seems rather flat: slight oakiness, mild nuttiness. Flavor is a lot better. Toffee starts but is quickly overwhelmed by the bourbon. Slight booziness on the finish and finishes slightly dry with a nice lingering mild bitterness. The bourbon is definitely the star of this beer and is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 17:33:37 | More by EGreen
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Ford

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-03-2014 03:10:49 | More by Ford
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rspauldi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-02-2014 20:14:47 | More by rspauldi
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Wayne17

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-07-2014 23:07:35 | More by Wayne17
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-05-2014 21:38:03 | More by zbooks
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-03-2014 05:05:46 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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champ103

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have had this several times now, and have never put my review down. I guess I was trying to save it for a good bottle, but every time I have this I am disappointed.

A: Pours a dark brown color. A minimal, bubbly beige head forms. That recedes in a second with no lace.
S: Roasted, cereal grains and burnt toast. The barrel character takes over next. Wood, vanilla, fusel alcohol is strong and lingering.
T: Roasted and buttery malt with a big burnt toast flavor. The barrel takes over with wood and vanilla. Harsh alcohol lingers. Everything here is just abrasive and nothing intermingles well.
M/D: Way to light of a body for the amount of barrel and alcohol coming through. Thin and and lifeless. Not easy to drink. I just don't like how this comes together, let alone the alcohol. I have had much more alcoholic beers, drink much easier.

Having had several bottles, I am not impressed. Looking back at my review for the Anvil Bourbon Buried Hatchet, it just seems all the nueances are gone here. I am not a fan of the malt character, body, or the harsh alcohol here. Don't know what happened?

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 22:42:52 | More by champ103
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-03-2014 21:58:42 | More by TriageStat
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kspongeworthy

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

12-26-2013 19:54:51 | More by kspongeworthy
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Kappakoosh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-26-2013 01:24:33 | More by Kappakoosh
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-14-2013 21:53:31 | More by greenspointexas
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-28-2013 03:02:33 | More by st9647v3
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-26-2013 23:17:04 | More by SteeleWright
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2013 03:26:26 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Beerzebub

California

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee brown color, minimal beige head but looks good in the glass.

Delicious aroma, nutty, caramel, brown bread crust, some subtle barrel character but hardly any explicit bourbon. A bare touch of oxidization adds complexity.

Tastes good - caramel malt, nuts, some bourbon. Good balance between medium sweetness, mild roastiness, and wood. Nutty finish. Again, a controlled oxidative note adds some nice extra depth and complexity. Unusual for a stout, tasting (and looking) more like a delicious barrel aged brown ale, on the big side.

At first some fizziness throws off the texture and makes it seem slightly watery, but plenty of swirling to reduce the carbonation reveals a silky and luxurious texture.

Nice beer, good iteration of the delicious base beer. Thanks, Daniel!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 10:55:29 | More by Beerzebub
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-09-2013 06:03:46 | More by VernonBaxter
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2013 23:54:18 | More by ldhughes3
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-16-2013 00:37:41 | More by Dicers
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-08-2013 02:37:11 | More by sliverX
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Black Crack from Southern Star Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.