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Onyx Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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81
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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 03-03-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Thedrizzle, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

magine, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ujsplace, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mac10thmtn, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Punisher, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Lewdd, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I tried the 2012 Black Ale as soon as it came out at my favorite local bar. It had a smell of roasted hops that was very pleasing. The texture of the beer was ok, while the taste was very good. It actually reminded me of a stout in someways due to its color, aroma and the taste. I would get this beer again as long as they continue to make it.

RyanLaCount03, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Rand_ale_Thor, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

rfbenavi80, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into pint glass. Appears a dark cola brown with no head whatsoever. The nose has some roasted barley, notes of caramel, some artificial sweetener, and tootsie roll chocolate character. The taste has a heavy bitter roast, sweet caramel, minimal hops. Something is odd here, this tastes thin and artificial. Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy. Overall, this one needs to be passed on.

homebrew311, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was Goid retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malts, caramel and a touch of lactose.

The taste consisted of an upfront roasted barley with secondary layers of caramel and charcoal. Grassy hop detected as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a dry finish and vigorous carbonation.

Overall a tasty and clean brown ale.

plaid75, Feb 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ZPB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

GRG1313, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dmilewsk, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

BrownAleMale, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

OldhouseRecs, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice, dense, tan head. Acidic, fruity, coffee-like aroma with toasted malt. Black. Starts with a bright, almost fruity, caramel/coffee acidity. Medium-low bitterness. Finish is toasted malt.

This isn't too bad. A bit more pronounced flavors of caramel than I remember. Not a bad combination of sweet and toasted.

TheSSG, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BillyLrsn, Dec 28, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, nearly black (in certain light) body topped with a thick, foamy head. Decent roasted malt aroma with a bit of a charred grain hint. Smooth, velvety feel; clean with a roasted dryness to the finish; hint of malt sugars. Taste is rich and smooth with a soft, pleasing light cocoa flavor permeating everything; gentle bitterness complements the malt sweetness.

All-in-all, a really nice black ale. Plenty of soothing malt sweetness abounds, not overpowering at all. Well-made and a pleasure to drink.

beergoot, Dec 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mattporter2, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Tnkemist, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Jvcshad, Dec 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

tgraven, Dec 11, 2012
Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.