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S1nist0r Black Ale - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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S1nist0r Black AleS1nist0r Black Ale

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82
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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olmatty

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Pours a brownish black beer with sticky lacing and a high pillowy head.

Smell-Light roast and brown bread.

Taste-Medium roast, dark sour German bread. Middling herbal
hop presence.

Mouthfeel-Moderately full bodied and somewhat sticky.

Drinkability-Smooth and drinkable, but frankly a bit boring. Billed as as black ale, this beer is a darker brown ale with a bit more roast.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 05:19:39 | More by olmatty
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S1nist0r Black Ale from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.