S1nist0r Black Ale | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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S1nist0r Black AleS1nist0r Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
10barrel.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We craft our S1NIST0R Black Ale using a special German dehusked black malt that is free of astringency, giving the beer a rich black color without the traditional dark beer characteristics. You will notice subtle hints of chocolate with an easy drinking balance on the back end. In the glass the dark color may look intimidating to some, but don't let this beer fool you. Our unique combination of malts creates a very light body and smooth finish.

28 IBU

Added by RedDiamond on 10-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of HochFliegen
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvgomps
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DallasK
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quesophresco
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Haybeerman
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours dark brown to black with a lasting tan head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee, milk chocolate with a touch of dark earthy notes.

The taste is of sweet dark malt (chocolate) with pumpernickel bread and a touch of dark fruit/earthy spicing. Restrained coffee roast in the balanced finish.

It is light-bodied. Pretty smooth.

An ale version of a decent schwarzbier.


The taste is

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(From notes) had it on tap during recent Portland visit. Very dark brown color with a thin head but nice lacing. Smell of dark chocolate. The taste is of dark chocolate with some coffee and a bit of lemon. Malty but refreshing, sort of a mild Porter.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First go from this brewery. Pour appears black until the light hits, giving off a deep Ruby/Brown hue, accompanied by a very thin head that fades quite fast, along with very minimal lace.

Smells of roasted grains, malt and caramel. Some vanilla as it warms. Following through on the taste spectrum is roasted grain, malts and caramel, accompanied by faint chocolate and grass. Some light banana from the yeast. Slightly nutty. Very thin and close to watery; gives off an almost dark soda-like feel. Smooth, dry.

This one, for me, missed out on the rich, deep roasty aspect that I love in the Schwarzbier style. I can see they went for a different take on this one, but the styles seemed to clash and cause it to fall short. Not a bad beer, but there are a plethora of better ones of this style out there. Still grateful to try this one. Cheers.

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Photo of natfiedler
3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jsanmarco
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled, free of charge, on my return flight from Seattle. This has everything I look for in a Schwarzbier - nice, roasted malt - traces of cocoa and cola. The active carbonation is a bit off-putting, but not completely out of character for the style. If this was available where I live, it would probably be part of my regular rotation.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 2/11/16.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, cocoa powder, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, dark fruit, cocoa powder, earth, and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells solid, but the flavors clash together somewhat to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of gandres
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: Black/ very dark Brown small brown head, goes away quickly, lacing
A: not a lot, roasted grains, nuts
T: lightly bitter
P|MF: lively carbonation lingers in roof of tongue, abrupt finish
OA: good black ale, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 20, 2016

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Photo of gburns2767
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoastieStone
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice dark brown/black color. Head is off-tan with hints of red (!)

Slightly malty scent. Fine. Not intense.

Not a lot of flavor - empty on the midpalate. Nothing offensive, just - nuthin. Slightly bitter, maybe some hints of pears... but really, subtle.

Feel is not very rich, lighter than the color suggests, more carbonation than I prefer.

Finish is clean, not intense.

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