Black Knight
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
3.93 | pDev: 8.65%
Sep 02, 2018
Sep 28, 2013
This knight rides alone with a lighter body than traditional black beers, lifted to it’s mount with a great show of hop bitterness. Lighter body than one would expect but deep in flavor. Notes of coffee and chocolate swirl from the glass while the flavors drift to sweet, dark malt. Balanced, earthy tones ride throughout this well balanced brew.
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into an imperial pint glass at the brewery
A: Dark brown, 1/2 finger head
S: Malty, a bit of smoke
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied
O: Tasty, I just wish the nose were a bit bolder/smokier
Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at brewery:
A nice dark brown trying to disguise itself as black. It’s too is a light tan than spits a few spider-webbed lines onto the glass wall. A medium thick collar aids in this.

Nose is cocolately dark malt that has a little char. A very light floral aspect is involved, but it’s not well defined.

Taste starts thin and light. The feel boldness with a fairly heavy does of cigar-smoke char. This grows more intense near the end, and leaves a very slightly numbness on the palate despite a fairly smooth, near creamy feel in between.

Taste is mostly driven by the dark malts. A bit of a medium-dark toast opening gets more burnt toast aspects, then some burnt coffee notes, and finally that lingering cigar smoke note.

Definitely a bolder schwarzbier that many I’ve had. Damn near a porter, save for a seeming lack of hop bitterness.
Aug 31, 2018
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is one of my favorite brews to have when I go to Fat Heads. Because the restaurant is really far from home, I usually cannot drink anything too big, and this one is very satisfying even though it won't get you wasted (unless you have several).

It's pretty and dark with decent head. The aroma is right where it should be plus a little extra malty roasty smell. The taste similarly is well balanced yet very interesting. It goes down quite easily, and it would be nice to drink a couple liters of it some time, but since I live 41 miles away (and no longer work in the area), I really need to limit my intake when I go there.

Highly recommended.
Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by mpolewan from Ohio

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.4 by brutalist from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina

Feb 21, 2017
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Reviewed by SomethingClever from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
4 Oz pour on tap.

A: Light brown black body with a light off white head.

S: light grains malts a little hoppy.

T: tastes a lot like a mild but even more watery and with a floral Hop bite on the end.

M: thin light

O: I was not too impressed with this beer. I would drink an English Mild over this any day.
Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by ClePaul from Ohio

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From tap at Fat Head's Saloon South Side Pittsburgh. Unfortunately ate their buffalo sauce cauliflower (which are excellent) which killed my taste buds. From what I can tell, this is a smooth, drinkable offering!
Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 2.98 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Apr 30, 2016
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the PDX brewpub

A: Dark brown/black with a tan one finger head that lingered.

S: Roasty malts, chocolate and cafe au lait.

T: Sweet, with dark chocolate, roasty malts and a nice coffee back.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: A tasty schwartzbier. Score another for Fathead's.
Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by tjcamm from Oregon

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4 by jduprey007 from Michigan

Apr 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by prototypic from Ohio

Mar 19, 2016
Black Knight from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 60 ratings