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S1nist0r Black Ale - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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83
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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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Ratings: 169 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

godisfake666, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Bookseeb
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is a very dark brown color supporting a healthy dissipating head leaving nil lace. Smell of the roasted malt with slight dark chocolate and coffee. Taste of the roasted malt giving it a slight bitter astringency with a light sour note. Moutfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

Bookseeb, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

rybobales, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jakewatt135
4/5  rDev +9.3%

jakewatt135, May 26, 2014
Photo of rkinney
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

rkinney, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

elektronen, May 05, 2014
Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

chossboss, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

mactrail, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kurmaraja, Apr 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

craigreno, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ArdyExfor, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dcisco44, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

stevoj, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Greels, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

RHVC59, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Sir_Goatman, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bernat1971, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dsshuck, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Boozecamel, Dec 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

KCuff, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of nqdell
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
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.

nqdell, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Phobicsquirrel, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

gefinley, Nov 24, 2013
S1nist0r Black Ale from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.