Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks
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Reviews by Daxio:
4.63/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
By far the best schwarzbier I've had.
A: Cola black. Amber at the edges held up to the light. Head sticks around a little while. Lacing is normal for a not-too-thick beer.
S: The scent is as if a porter or stout: coffee, smoky, smoked malt. Very appetizing.
T: The taste is simpler than the scent, but still satisfying. Hops come in on the aftertaste as they should.
M: Medium carbonation. the feel is not thick. Like the lager it is.
O: Best on tap, but the cans are great too, poured into a pint glass.
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2012 00:49:59 | More by Daxio
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3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark brown, looks nearly black without direct light but it's quite brown when lit. The head is medium-sized and tan in color. Good retention. Lots of bubbles sticking around, coating the top of the beer. Cleanly malty aroma. Nutty with caramel depth. Very light coffee roast. It's a nice, round malt sweetness. Taste is mild and nutty, again. There's some malt sweetness. Caramel in the finish. Solid grain flavors. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Relatively light, medium carbonation. Good beer.
Serving type: can
03-29-2014 05:38:44 | More by popery
3.61/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: dark opaque brown with a slighter brown around the edges, bubbly, creamy tan head that goes down to a thin layer over the beer.
S: big on roasted malts, hops, nuts, some coffee on the lighter side.
T: it's an extremely clean taste mostly compromised of equal parts roaste coffee and the bitterness of the hops. Bread like characteristics as well.
M: crisp, clean, light bodied, easy going, it's almost like drinking bitter coffee.
O: clean, easy drinking "dark" beer that would play well on a long day of drinking at the park on mid-october. Maybe too watered down for the style.
Serving type: can
02-18-2014 10:24:37 | More by Uanof
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another can thanks to my cousin sonnysideup.
A- Poured from the can to a glass for the review with a black body with just a tiny bit of dark brown around the edges where light pierces through. Foamy light tan head forms to about a finger and falls fairly quickly to a bubbly ring. Lacing is spotty.
S- Aroma mostly comprised of a good variety of malty notes. This ranges from sweet caramel to toasted nuts and some roasty coffee but not dark roast like a stout. No yeast and just a hint of hops.
T- As I may have expected the malts carry over from the nose and make up most of the flavor. The yeast is incredibly clean and responsible only for slight breadiness and a tiny hint of fruits. Rich grainy flavors of cracked cereal grains, toasted bread, caramel and smooth roasted coffee. Tiny bit of nobles hops round it all out.
MF- Light bodied with a high end carbonation like a Hefeweizen almost. A decent creamy texture leads to the beer finishing with some roast and hop bitterness lingering on the palate.
Covers a nice range of malty flavors starting at cracked pale grains and ending at a freshly roasted pot of coffee. A dark beer by color but drinks as refreshingly as any brew.
Serving type: can
12-05-2013 02:58:08 | More by cbutova
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
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