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Steamboat Black Lager - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Steamboat Black Lager
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BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fermented with California Common Yeast.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-25-2012)
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sublime Alehouse

A: black with a one finger mocha colored head. Good retention.

S: A little suspicious because none of the other reviews noted this, but mine smelled like fresh squeezed lime. Lots of citrusy hop notes as well with some darker hints of chocolate and earth underneath.

T: I really liked this one. Bright citrus hops, lime, some faint roasted malt, dark chocolate and earth. Definitely more reminiscent of a Black IPA with a lighter mouthfeel. Tasty!

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really spicy dark and hoppy beer. Black and foamy in the pint glass. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth. Not much aroma, but a whiff of hops.

Rather bitter, sharp, and full of tangy aromatics. Very strongly tasting of dark roasted flavors with a touch of burned caramel. A nice mellowness of malt but quite a light body. Thoroughly sharp and ends on a dry note. The hot, tickly spice is quite remarkable.

A big gulp of hops, but it looks just like an American Black Ale and tastes more on the black IPA side. Not so dank or woody, it's a clean and quite quaffable flavor. On tap at Neighborhood in San Diego.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5/25/2012

On tap at Home Brew Mart. Unfortunately, there's no option for American Dark Lager so I guess this will go under American Pale Lager, which it's not.

A: Very dark brown with a crimson hue when held to light. The head is a pillowy light brown mass.

S: Earth accompanies dark chocolate, pine, orange, and grapefruit. Nice hop presence. Roasted grains are apparent.

T: Roasted with a little char and bitter dark chocolate. Earth blends with pine, orange flesh, and grapefruit rind. Moderately bitter. The chocolate finish is clean, bitter, and astringent. Citrus rind lingers.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid black lager, though a touch more astringent in the flavor than I prefer.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Steamboat Black Lager from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.