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Bintara Black Beer - Bintara Brewery

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Bintara Black Beer
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 23.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bintara Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 02-20-2006)
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Photo of dgilks
1.68/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice dark black but with no head. Could be much better.

Weird aroma. I get a lot of almost cloying sweetness with a bare hint of roast and weird earthy, vegetal note.

WTH? It's sweet and sour. An overly sweet start with notes of butterscotch flows straight into a lactic punch to the face. Unfortunately off but it betrays poor sanitation and brewing skill. In fact, there is nothing "black" about this beer. No chocolate, no roast, nothing.

Medium-thick body with a lots of slickness on the tongue. Disappointing. The carbonation is moderate but doesn't help anything.

Impossible to drink as I want beer not sweet and sour vegetables.

dgilks, Feb 28, 2010
Photo of laituegonflable
3.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown and somewhat vegemitey. Good creamy head was there but then dissipated fairly quickly to leave a sad-looking liquid behind.

Lots of wood-smoke aroma on the nose, with a slight tart fruitiness. Large dark oak character. Curious definitely, not all that pungent though.

Flavour is very smokey, like a spit-roast suckling pig. A lot of toasty flavours with a sour bent, hints of cherry and oak. Tastes a bit odd chilled and may actually be better warmed up a bit. Mouthfeel is fairly thin but goes down fairly smooth.

Definitely the better of the Bintara beers, more interesting and complex.

laituegonflable, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of Finite
3.28/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a - murky dark brown. good head, retention could improve with a little wheat.

s - malty and dark, coffee and dark malt smell, little hops detectable, very smooth smell. a very good hint of whats to come with the taste.

t - I must be honest I very much disliked this beer the first time i tried it on site at the brewery. It doesnt fit the style guidelines to well. After taking some home and trying them I find it a relaxing stout. Very smooth, high yeast and lower hop bitterness than normal. Enough dark malt to remain a stout but low on the hops and a little caramel? Very easy to drink. A tasty lazy stout after a long day.

m - very flat, could afford a little more carbonation. All the bintara brews seem to be low on the fizz. This does add to the smoothness of the beer. thick and full of body.

d - easy to drink but a little to smooth to drink alot of. Good for a couch beer. Wouldnt pair this with food. Bintara's best.

Finite, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.33/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep, opaque black-brown. Strong, fluffy, ultimately filmy head leaves little lacing. Very viscous.

Wood smoky nose, quite heavily scented with rich dark malts. Hints of BBQ flavouring and pine resin. What a weird smell. Interesting, but weird.

Very smoky on the palate too. It's like a rauchbier. It almost tastes like drinking bacon. It ends quite astringent and sour. Is this what they were aiming for?? As it stands, it's very surprising, but rather interesting. Rather refreshing for a black.

This was the best of the Bintara range, but more because it had some interest than because it was an impressive beer in its own right.

lacqueredmouse, Feb 20, 2006
Bintara Black Beer from Bintara Brewery
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