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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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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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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-06-2012 20:57:11 | More by PhatAtUT
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damngoode

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-17-2012 00:51:15 | More by damngoode
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-23-2012 03:59:21 | More by GMB
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ReyG006

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-17-2012 11:13:43 | More by ReyG006
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Kornoms

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-12-2012 20:54:16 | More by Kornoms
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-29-2012 01:30:10 | More by ChrisKuhns
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can opened on 8.21.12.

A - Pours a dark brown with a touch of red. A one inch light brown head forms, and fades slowly.

S - Not much here, light roasted malts.

T - Roasted malts, some wheat as well.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Light and roasty, pretty simple.

Serving type: can

08-27-2012 06:41:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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ctwinne


4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-21-2012 01:26:09 | More by ctwinne
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ret3

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.4%

08-20-2012 20:57:38 | More by ret3
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-18-2012 22:42:54 | More by t0rin0
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into a standard pint. The brew appears a cola colored brown that is hazy. A finger of tan froth sits atop and slowly fades leaving patches of lace sticking to the glass. A light swirl effortlessly revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is pleasantly roasty with hints of chocolate and mild coffee. A sweetness is present mildly like vanilla mixed with a touch of nutty grain. Faint herbal inclusion and earthy hops.

The taste is mildly musty with roasty grain. Hints of chocolate snd coffee with a bitterness that is a mixture of the roast and herbal hops. There is a light touch of fruit that feels like a combination of hops and alcohol ester with a minor note of mineral quality.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is pretty easy drinking and nice and crisp finishing. A depth of character here between the hops and roast of grain. Overall a solid interpretation of the style.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 21:56:42 | More by stakem
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Thanks to SSW117.

A- Pours an opaque dark brown with about a finger of brownish off-white head that is slightly creamy and a little bit bubbly and has decent retention- slowly fades to a thin layer leaving nice lacing. Decent carbonation.

S- Coffee beans, a little bit of dark chocolate, some light citrus hops, caramel malts, etc.. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Coffee beans, light dark chocolate, pretty malty, a little bit bitter on the finish with a little bit of a watery coffee aftertaste that lingers.

M- Fairly thin, decent carbonation, easy to drink.

O- I haven't had too many schwarzbier to compare this to, but I thought this was a pretty decent beer. It had a nice appearance and aroma and a pretty nice taste (not the best aftertaste in the world, but not bad). It was easy to drink and I definitely enjoyed it, nothing that stands out about it though. Glad I got to try it, thanks Sam!

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 02:30:01 | More by jaasen64
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specksnreds

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"SCHWARZBIER!"I like yelling that and sounding all in-charge and what not. And speaking of in-charge (that's called a segue), this beer is all in-charge up in here. Though not much to look at with its not-so-black appearance and lack of bubbly head, it smells heavenly sweet and inviting. Pretty sure I smelled some hops, but who knows. A little too bitter to be refreshing, but I do sense that said bitterness is a function of hops. And that's OK.

Serving type: can

07-28-2012 21:28:06 | More by specksnreds
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dustyonbass


3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-27-2012 06:23:06 | More by dustyonbass
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emerge077

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice one finger super light mocha head that fades to a thin creamy blanket.

S - Light roasted malts, slightly nutty, with an off putting metallic aroma.

T - Similar to the nose with lots of light roasted malts, slightly creamy, the metallic flavour is there too but thankfully just in the aftertaste. Hmmm...

M - Mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but that metallic aftertaste is really messing with me.

O - Overall this had potential to be a decent beer, however, that off metallic taste and aroma really ruins this beer for me.

Serving type: can

07-19-2012 18:02:34 | More by rudzud
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RicoFalcon


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-14-2012 00:41:37 | More by acbe
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-12-2012 01:26:44 | More by thebouch01
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-20-2012 13:25:28 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

New York

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kevin123 for this can...

A: Pours a wonderful dark brown with noticable ruby hues as light shines through. There is a full finger of light khaki colored head that takes awhile to settle. Good amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pretty solid. Roasted malt, caramel, and a good amount of nuttiness. I'm picking up cashews mixed with coffee. It smells delightful.

T: It starts off with a bit of creamy sweetness and light roast. A touch of cashew comes in towards the middle, but it's not as much as I would have anticipated from the nose. The finish is a bit like toast (light burnt notes and bitters).

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and creamy to start, but finishes bitter. Still creamy in the back end, but the carbonation dries it up a bit too fast.

O: I like this beer. It's not amazing, but it's solid. The look and smell of this beer are it's high points. I though it was a bit lacking in flavor.

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 20:17:01 | More by trxxpaxxs
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.