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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-25-2011)
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Reviews by popery:
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popery

California

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

03-29-2014 05:38:44 | More by popery
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

10-14-2013 01:10:14 | More by Tiernan
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jdg_0887


3.28/5  rDev -12.3%

08-16-2014 21:30:14 | More by jdg_0887
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%

On tap at the Draught House.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt notes, with a little bit of dark fruit. It smells quite a bit like a nice, roasted porter.

The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of dark roasted malt with some bitterness from the malt and chocolate notes. There is also a little bit of nuttyness in the flavor. There is a ton of flavor packed into this lower alcohol beer.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Hopefully this beer is canned because I could drink this all day long.

10-25-2011 05:23:04 | More by Mora2000
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-29-2012 06:41:07 | More by standardcherry
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

A decent sized light brown head settles into a nice lacing above a dark red like a wine but even darker clear colored beer.

A very light aroma consisting of dark roasted caramel to coffee like malts.

Dark caramel roasted coffee and dark chocolate malts taste that is quite pleasant and enjoyable.

A dryish almost chalk like, but to a much lesser degree, dry aftertaste on this medium to medium/full bodied beer.

This beer is advertized as a German-Style Schwarz but I think it's pretty close to a lot of porter and stouts I've tried with the dark coffees and dark chocolate aspects. A pretty tasty drink.

11-27-2012 22:42:06 | More by LXIXME
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-17-2013 01:23:36 | More by javlin624
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

Fair shwartz. Big white head on black body. Aggressive carbonation. Significant acid. Drinkable beer, it grew on me.It was only an extra, thanks Steve in Austin for some fun. Some burning tummy. Good roast aroma.Some chocolate. Lots of Rough patches.

01-29-2013 03:26:05 | More by Sammy
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-07-2013 20:34:19 | More by jheezee
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

pours cola black, chocolate head, dissipates quickly.

dark chocolate and roasted malts, light light citrus twist.

very roasty and chocolate through out. bitterness with a slight complimenting backbone. light citrus hops.

smooth with a mild carbonation, micro bubbles add body. light and easy.

pretty good, i like it.

06-16-2013 00:06:01 | More by hooliganlife
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Jacobus79

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

07-19-2014 00:56:45 | More by Jacobus79
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-02-2013 02:31:54 | More by zonker17
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-02-2013 02:36:42 | More by JamLand
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gsumers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-24-2014 02:58:18 | More by gsumers
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4/5  rDev +7%

07-22-2014 20:46:57 | More by AlmightyIrishman
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humpty1602

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-23-2014 19:10:36 | More by humpty1602
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emerge077

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Thanks Chris for sharing this beer today!
Live review, served in a tulip glass.

Black with a thin skim, earthy roast aroma and flavor. Thin ring ofthe edges, reddish copper color in the light. Dry and roasty aroma. Dry bitter flavor, some woody smokiness, with traces lingering nicely in the aftertaste. Dry and savory, would pick this up if I saw it, it's a nice Schwarzbier.

07-23-2012 02:12:51 | More by emerge077
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mikool_451

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2013 17:52:01 | More by mikool_451
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-30-2012 21:42:00 | More by Hopmodium
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

04-06-2013 21:13:29 | More by gtermi
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jeisemann26

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-13-2014 21:57:02 | More by jeisemann26
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-15-2013 02:10:04 | More by mcdsports
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.