Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks
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4.63/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
04-05-2012 00:49:59 | More by Daxio
4.23/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
02-19-2012 02:29:19 | More by elcatan
4.22/5 rDev +13.1%
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
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.