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Onyx Black Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | 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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4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't be put off by the low price, this ale is done right. It's not the finest in the world but it tastes really good. It's not like coming home to a warm, horny, loving mate, but it's a good kisser. Like your lover, it may not be around for long, so get it while you can.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jwc215
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jsprain1
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.