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Blackhorn - Bolero Snort Brewery

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bolero Snort Brewery visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jjchristiano on 04-25-2013)
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Photo of farrago
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Normal pour yields a massive head which fills close to half the glass, looks like a root beer float, airy and whipped up, forms a huge crater in the middle, dark tan to brown in hue, when there is room for lacing it’s thin yet has pretty much has to be washed out of the glass. Black liquid, fully opaque, aura of orange rust around the edges and glass bottom, darker than expected. The nose is mostly roast and toast, black chocolate and coffee, raw grains and country style bread, moderate mixed citrus and dark fruits, while there’s a good amount of underlying sweetness the roast makes it difficult to register most anything else. Full-bodied, heavy and on the creamy side, the carbonation gives it a gently churned feel. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, roast, roast and roast. Which, oddly, does not make it that bitter, suggesting the base material is sweet. Grain, mineral water, muted florality. No real fruit presence, more citrus. Hard to deny it’s a one trick pony (and in some ways closer to a Schwarzbier than anything else), but if you like that pony it’s easy to drink and does not leave any unsettling aftertaste.

farrago, Mar 23, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blackhorn pours a deep, almost opaque black with a large tan head. The head is very sticky, with good lacing and very good retention.

The nose is met with sharp coffee aromas with roasted malts and distant earthy hops.

Those roasted flavors are pretty pronounced in the taste, which also has notes of coffee with a touch of sweetness. A bit of bitterness on the back end lingers through the aftertaste. The 6.50% ABV is hardly noticeable.

Blackhorn is medium-heavy bodied with a moderate carbonation that's right for the style.

Overall, a quality beer from northern Jersey.

BlackDog, Jul 21, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: This beer appears to be black in color but amber hues are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a light source. Slight hints of carbonation are visible. It poured with a quarter finger high light tan colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts are present in the nose along with some notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some hints of coffee beans, the latter of which are most noticeable towards the finish. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and seems a little thin and crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as hoppy compared to some of the other beers in the style but the taste is interesting and has some complexities.

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Blackhorn from Bolero Snort Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.