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2012 Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

2012 Black Ale2012 Black Ale

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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%


Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 03-03-2010)
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass

Pours near black with a short tan head that quickly reduces to a very thin top coat but leaves excellent lacing on the glass. Opaque but mahogany highlights and edges.

Aroma: a bit of over-ripe fruit coming from the bottle. This transforms into a more attractive fruitiness in the glass where the beer gives hints of both light and dark fruits, as well as toffee. Sweet with only light traces of hops and malt.

Taste: a nice, but not strong, spicy and fruity flavor; more hops and less malt flavor than expected for a "black ale", and the ABA category does seem more appropriate. Hints of caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts, licorice and, in the delicious finish, coffee. Excellent sweet/bitter balance.

M: medium-light body; semi-dry finish. Lighter than it looks, and a bit lighter than optimal, but works well with very good carbonation level.

O - more subtle than bold, this is a well-crafted beer worthy of attentive consumption.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 22:03:42 | More by chinchill
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2012 Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.