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S1nist0r Black Ale - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

S1nist0r Black AleS1nist0r Black Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%


Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We craft our S1NIST0R Black Ale using a special German dehusked black malt that is free of astringency, giving the beer a rich black color without the traditional dark beer characteristics. You will notice subtle hints of chocolate with an easy drinking balance on the back end. In the glass the dark color may look intimidating to some, but don't let this beer fool you. Our unique combination of malts creates a very light body and smooth finish.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-21-2008)
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Reviews by madtappers:
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madtappers

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had this on draft at 3 Monkeys Pub in Vancouver, WA.

First apperance this is black as night with a 1 inch brownish head.

The carmalized malts dominate the taste here. Not sure what style this really is not truely a porter or stout, yet not an amber or brown ale.

Either way the beer is smooth, but not impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2009 01:29:10 | More by madtappers
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mactrail

California

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black in the Belgian chalice. Persistently creamy carbonation in the mouth is the nicest feature. There's a touch of the charred sourness in the nose.

A black marshmallow of a beer. Interesting grainy but smooth taste. The malty sweetness is pleasant, more like a Hefeweizen without the esters. Some slight bitterness woodiness at the finish, but not any actual hop flavors. Lots of roasted taste, even a bit of pecan. All quite warm and unobtrusive with just a hint of cocoa.

This is plenty drinkable, though a little flabby somehow. If this is a Schwartzbier, it's still better than most. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 05:35:02 | More by mactrail
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2014 04:38:01 | More by dcisco44
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stevoj

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-01-2014 04:10:58 | More by stevoj
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2014 07:50:02 | More by Greels
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2014 23:18:58 | More by RHVC59
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-31-2014 07:42:44 | More by Sir_Goatman
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-15-2014 23:17:28 | More by bernat1971
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2013 19:54:19 | More by dsshuck
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Oregon

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-15-2013 04:11:29 | More by TaborTime
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nqdell

Oregon

4.63/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

5 Star beer that may not be perfect for every occasion but is an anomaly of perfection.

Appearance - Read the label, think Spanish coffee.

Smell - Least strongest attribute, but who cares it's winter and you're sinus' are plugged.

Taste - Words so fancy my vocabulary doesn't do justice , sweet and bitter, liquid crunch 'n munch.

Mouthfeel - Like my tongue jumped on a pile of pillows.

Overall - A drinkable "winter" beer. In a category by itself and won't compare to overbearing , stomach filling, fancy spiced constituents. It truly is one of a kind.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 03:29:34 | More by nqdell
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2013 07:17:07 | More by gefinley
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-22-2013 01:04:13 | More by XmnwildX12
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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kagent777

Utah

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber that I picked up in Pocatello on the way back from Yellowstone. Poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Black with an off white cap of head. It sticks around through out the glass, the lacing sticks around as well.

Smell: A touch of roast and some cocoa, but mostly I get fruity yeast. I wonder what strain they use. Seriously, the nose is almost tropical fruity.

Taste: The taste is a mild overall flavor. The darkness of the beer does not translate to the taste, in the way one might expect. No roast or stout flavors. Smooth easy drinking with a medicinal or minty even aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium soft carbonation. Has a slick sort of feel to it.

Overall: This beer is truly mixed up and does not fit a style, but it is quite tasty. I would seek this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 03:23:32 | More by kagent777
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S1nist0r Black Ale from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.