Black Wit-O | No Label Brewing Company

Black Wit-OBlack Wit-O
BA SCORE
3.38/5
115 Ratings
Black Wit-OBlack Wit-O
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States
nolabelbrew.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FUNKPhD on 09-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,276
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
115
pDev:
15.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Hellpop65
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of princessbay710
4.71/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I am particularly fond of this beer. The look is quite flat, cherry-black with no head and limited lacing, but it seem to fit the part. The smell is outstanding, and gives you the impression that you first sip will hit home hard, dark, roasted, licorice, coffee, maybe slight chocolate. The sip you've been waiting for is underwelmingly mild, but as you sit on it, it's sweet and roasted flavors linger and grow to a medium audacity comparative to the smell. The feel is light carbonation, weak body.
This is nice for me because I enjoy a good porter, but I am usually scared to venture into trying them. This beer is nothing to be afraid of, besides it's name. :)

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.32/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black Wit-o. This one is a little strange! That being said, there are some good things to say about it. Almost no lacing but a spiderweb like head that disappeared fairly quickly.

Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, and licorice. Not as stinky as some other porters, etc. Taste follows suit. But this is supposed to be a dark wheat ale anyway! I'd say the taste gives it a 30/70, wheat/dark balance with the wheat just having enough influence to give it a refreshing, easy drinking, even sessionable characteristic that normally doesn't appear in beers this dark.

Alcohol hidden extremely well, this is just a mash of flavors. I could imagine myself as a kid enjoying it bahaha. I bought this hoping for this kind of experience and me and my fiancé are having and am quite happy with the end result. Adding another cool Texas beer to the list!

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Photo of Can_has_beer
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puck1225
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown color, thin short lived head, decent lacing. Not to fragrant, but some dark toast and chocolate. These things come out more pronounced in the taste, which I liked. Not bad!

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Photo of MaddoJay
2.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BdM
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rorjets
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tubeyes
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lebowskied
3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a finger width brown foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Has a black licorice and mild java aroma. Dark malty taste with java, black licorice and very mild chocolate. Moderate to heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Nice smooth, silky taste.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Myotus
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 09Sep15) into a weizen glass.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of off-white foam that halves itself after 10 seconds. Dark brown in color with a garnet tint. Rising bubbles are very small and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is moderate and both thin and thick in different areas.
SMELL: Has mild aromas of sweet coffee toast, and minty licorice from the star anise (I haven't had this in a beer since I had DFH's SahTea, however, it worked with that brew and not this one) and subtle aromas of wheat.
TASTE: Mild flavors of sweet coffee and toast enter initially. Mild star anise and wheat flavors come in right after. As all flavors persist, hints of bitter roasted malts enter onto to the palate.
FEEL: Medium-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy and finishes extremely crisp.
NOTE: The addition of star anise was a terrible idea. I get that it's suppose to be the "bite" of the black widow, but it just doesn't work out too well. Take that out, and you will have a good beer here.

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Photo of mig100
2.71/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of E-McFarden
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cream colored head with no retention, couln't even say my ABCs before the head was gone. Strong roasted malt aroma with fruity tones sneaking through. Fruity, apple tones immediately hit the palate with roasted malts battling to stay alive. Overall taste with mouthfeel obviously remenescant of champagne. I appreciate the different style, but I'm not huge huge fan.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntzma
4.66/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shit was nice for real.

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Black Wit-O from No Label Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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