Onyx Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery
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3.61/5 rDev +1.7%
Part of winter variety pack:
Pours pitch black with very thin, lasting tan to light brown head. Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of mildly roasted coffee, black pepper, some pumpernickel and subtle earthy tones.
The taste is of roasted coffee, toffee and earthy tones. Sweetness balanced by mild roast and a hop touch that gives bitterness more than flavor in the finish. Slight alcohol shows late.
Medium-bodied, slightly slick, it finishes rather abruptly.
This is a pretty good dark roasted, malty brown ale.
11-18-2013 02:17:05 | More by jwc215
3.01/5 rDev -15.2%
A- Deep dark brown, not quite black. Head is tanned, with mediocre retention on it.
S- Aroma is sweet, some caramel, a touch of smoke. Pretty light, and on the sweet end for what calls itself a black ale. Minimal hoppiness. Would have liked a bit more roastedness.
T- A decent taste to it, but would have liked a bit more presence to it. Coffee, dark caramel, that is about it. Good, but could have used just a touch more hop character or smokiness.
M- Would have liked more body to it. More body would have possibly brought more flavor and creaminess to it, either or both of which would have been appreciated.
O- It's not bad, but there just isn't much to report here. Acceptable, but uninteresting.
11-18-2013 01:56:11 | More by jsprain1
3.46/5 rDev -2.5%
Very dark brown color, 1 finger of head disappears quickly
Sweet smell with a bit of spice.
Bitter flavor of dark malts stands out,
Mouthfeel like drinking a glass of water, very thin.
Descent beer, very drinkable. Nice alternative to the normally heavy dark beers.
08-24-2013 02:28:50 | More by arc3636
3.83/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours deep brown with an off-white head that does not last.
Roasted malt and some cocoa in the nose.
A charred malt brown ale. Some schwarzbier elements to this. Some nuts, cocoa,brown sweet bread, carbonized malt. Mildly bitter, a little sour in the finish. Mild sweetness. Very drinkable.
Medium body with a nice carbonation tingle.
Decent brew. They deep roasted the malt until it got that burnt edge to it, but didn't go overboard. Not sure how many I could have. but decent.
07-14-2013 19:48:26 | More by OtherShoe2
Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.