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Black Thunder - Austin Beerworks

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BA SCORE
84
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 11
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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Photo of dwagner003
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

dwagner003, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Uanof
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.

Uanof, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

brandon911, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of jborgschulte
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jborgschulte, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jtoledo04, Jan 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

attometer00, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

HumuloneRed, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rorjets, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of cbutova
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.

cbutova, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

EgadBananas, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DrewLikesBeer, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Sir_Goatman, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

zonker17, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

StevenLaValley, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Canti4341, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

hoober27, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

anvilx, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Tiernan, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TomTown, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jame515, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Dicers, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mcdsports, Sep 15, 2013
Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
84 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.