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Black Rhino - Adelbert's Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

18 Reviews
THE BROS
85
very good

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 100
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 27.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale | 5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigBarley on 02-02-2013

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 100
Reviews by BeerandWhiskeyHQ:
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4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: 01/15/2014
Appearance:
Medium tan colored head. The body (as the name suggest) is completely black and delightfully sinister looking
Nose:
Heavy roast notes and cocoa- not a really powerful nose, but makes me want to take my first sip even more to find out what is underneath
Palate:
Very malty, coffee grounds, slightly bitter and perhaps some traditional Belgian Character to it. All of this is accompanied by a very long, persistent and extremely good finish. Very light mouthfeel and very drinkable.

-BeerandWhiskeyHQ.com

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More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #91 (Aug 2014):

Sweet, Roasty, Basic, Good

Drops near opaque black with a frothy tan head in the glass. Nose is clean with a grainy aroma. Flavors are quick on the palate and range from black treacle, caramel, and toasted malts to roasty, earthy, cocoa, and mild coffee note with a dry, slightly yeasty, finish. A bit one-dimensional, but sometimes simple is good; as it is with this black ale.

STYLE: Belgian Dark Ale | ABV: 5.6% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is lots of licorice, anise, some roasted malt and chocolate in the background.
The taste has a nice roasty character, a little bitter dark chocolate.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a nice dark brown color, almost black in appearance, its topped off with a semi-dark tan head that’s bubbly and quickly dissipates into a thin ring of lacing with an island of bubbles in the middle. Floral and fruity aromas are present, some spiced apples and mild fig smells too. This is a very bitter ale at first, good roasted coffee flavors do come through, the spices and fruits take a back seat and are detectable. It is dry and light-to-medium bodied. The aftertaste is sweet, the bitterness calms down, the roasted coffee mellows out, and the spice comes through a bit more. The bitterness calms down, as the ale warms up, overall not a bad beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a beautiful rich black with a lightly colored head that is effervescent, lively and settles at a more than acceptable rate. There is decent uniform lacing as well.

The nose is smoky sweet malt with notes of dark chocolate and hops.

The taste is nice and complex roasted goodness with strong hopping that is prevalent and elegantly balanced with the roasted barley giving way to sweetness that is a mix of caramels, coffee, toasted bread and spice with a very nice and pleasant dry finish.

The mouthfeel is rich but not heavy and is just right for this type of brew.

Overall the beer is extremely good and rather enjoyable. I highly recommend it and will be drinking this one again.

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Black Rhino from Adelbert's Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.