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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
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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cgrunin

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-15-2014 23:14:05 | More by cgrunin
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n00blar

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-06-2014 15:29:09 | More by n00blar
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Kyleycoyote

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

California

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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lazyfrodo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 16:32:09 | More by lazyfrodo
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KevinBrau

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2014 11:34:49 | More by KevinBrau
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-16-2014 01:34:16 | More by crob3888
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-08-2014 14:23:17 | More by Karibourgeois
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 20:01:18 | More by Kurmaraja
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-03-2014 15:21:19 | More by Can_has_beer
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-02-2014 22:44:35 | More by vmdominguez
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-02-2014 04:49:43 | More by HeadyTheElder
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dwagner003

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-19-2014 03:10:32 | More by dwagner003
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Uanof

Texas

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
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
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-18-2014 07:41:34 | More by brandon911
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jborgschulte

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-10-2014 02:57:21 | More by jborgschulte
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jtoledo04

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-11-2014 17:55:13 | More by jtoledo04
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attometer00

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-04-2014 22:04:52 | More by attometer00
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HumuloneRed

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-01-2014 22:40:43 | More by HumuloneRed
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-28-2013 00:01:46 | More by rorjets
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-14-2013 16:42:15 | More by greenspointexas
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +4%
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
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-24-2013 21:29:50 | More by EgadBananas
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-22-2013 22:57:56 | More by DrewLikesBeer
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.