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Onyx Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale

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309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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3/5  rDev -15.3%

IchLiebeBierZu, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

gkjhawk, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

DaveMiller, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

utvol, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Localdrinklax, Nov 21, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev +2%

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.

jwc215, Nov 18, 2013
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3.01/5  rDev -15%

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.

jsprain1, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Beer4Mike, Nov 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

majorbase2, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mwar, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

2Cents, Sep 02, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

arc3636, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

KISSFR33K, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

tazzman, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

krome, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

OtherShoe2, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ScottyG, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Cleaver35, Jun 28, 2013
Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.