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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | 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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Texas

5/5  rDev +34%

11-17-2011 22:54:51 | More by frisk
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Daxio


4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
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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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

03-22-2012 00:30:18 | More by tmcd02
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-20-2013 18:57:48 | More by hoober27
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-07-2012 23:50:54 | More by TheStashRide
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-03-2014 07:19:06 | More by Kyleycoyote
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California

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-29-2013 00:05:51 | More by Canti4341
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-19-2012 23:03:14 | More by kew
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-01-2012 23:30:45 | More by RicoFalcon
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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elcatan

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Draught House.

Almost black, with a reddish-brown tint when held up to the light. Thin ring of light beige foam at the sides of the glass, with a hurricane swirl of fine bubbles in the middle.

Aroma is upfront caramelized grains and maybe some roasted stone fruit. Mouthwatering.

Initial taste matches the aroma, then becomes oddly neutral before a grainy, roasted wallop to the back of the throat that, well, tastes kinda like a roach. (Not the crawling kind.) I can see how burnt flavor could be overpowering to some, but to me it was delicious. Of the few schwarzbiers I've tried, this is indisputably the best. I hope they can this stat.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 02:29:19 | More by elcatan
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Louisiana

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Texas

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10-31-2013 04:23:06 | More by StevenLaValley
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Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.