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Onyx Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale

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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-21-2013 07:13:33 | More by Localdrinklax
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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
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jsprain1

Minnesota

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
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-16-2013 22:28:24 | More by Beer4Mike
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

10-07-2013 20:39:06 | More by Whiskeydeez
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-02-2013 00:29:27 | More by majorbase2
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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-21-2013 21:37:28 | More by mwar
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2Cents

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2013 05:18:35 | More by 2Cents
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arc3636

Kansas

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
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KISSFR33K

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2013 02:43:52 | More by KISSFR33K
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-15-2013 15:10:33 | More by jgunther71
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

08-06-2013 20:48:31 | More by mpalestino
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tazzman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-27-2013 20:01:19 | More by tazzman
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-26-2013 16:51:33 | More by krome
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-15-2013 18:35:56 | More by TheMrFarnham
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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
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ScottyG

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2013 19:13:42 | More by ScottyG
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-02-2013 15:15:30 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-02-2013 07:43:58 | More by beernads
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-28-2013 01:27:37 | More by Cleaver35
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-26-2013 15:30:11 | More by petermethot
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Boverhof3

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 04:14:02 | More by Boverhof3
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2013 07:56:03 | More by Nihilistkid
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Benish

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-05-2013 14:38:16 | More by Benish
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wander4

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-28-2013 22:00:15 | More by wander4
Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.