Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks
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Reviews by Pegasus:
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Deep obsidian in color, all but impenetrable to light, with a small off-white head, which soon descends to an scattered archipelago in a dark sea. The lacing is thick, glass-coating, and fine-beaded.
Aroma: Mild notes of roasted malt, bitter cocoa, cold coffee, and faint dark fruit.
Taste: Opens with bitter cocoa and cold coffee. As the taste progresses, notes of charcoal appear. Late in the taste, there is a faint flush of sweetness. Finishes with a lingering roasted barley note and some earthy hop notes.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, with a hint of effervescent carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: A nicely made example of the style.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: can
11-26-2012 01:28:35 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A locally brewed "schwarz"...why the hell not?
This one pours a dark brown with a bit of ruby red if you hold it up to the light. A half inch light brown head rises, then slowly dissipates, leaving some streaky lace.
Getting some decent nutty roasted malts on the scent. I like. Smells fresh and clean.
The roasted malts certainly are evident in the taste. Maybe even a bit of bitter coffee...but very little. Just a super easy drinking, low abv beer that would be a great choice to offer folks in Texas a "light" dark beer. Hell, I'd call this one a good hot Texas summer beer.
Nice job with this one Austin Beerworks! Offering up a good, drinkable, unique style brew is always a welcome choice.
Serving type: can
05-20-2014 01:00:17 | More by obrike
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.