Black Wit-O | No Label Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by FUNKPhD on 09-22-2011

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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by ranger7:
Photo of ranger7
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a plain-looking bottle with a nice label art of a Black Widow spider into a pint glass.

A - Dark, with a red-ish hue.

S - Smells a little like burnt licorice, some nutty and wheat tones as well.

T - Pretty good taste, nothing like the smell. Some chocolate, nuts. It has a little bite to it, but it is not hoppy at all.

M - Odd - it's got a little bite with some carbonation, which doesn't go very well with the flavor.

Summary - Not my favorite wheat ale, but a decent brew. Was expecting something more of the dark and smooth variety.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Black and remain dark until you gaze towards the outer edged of the glass, then you begin to see the amber hues float through. The head l=is light and tan and quickly shrinks into a thin lacing, which itself disappears.

Light floral and dark fruits smell, not very strong but they are there. Mild malt and apple aromas come through.

Mildly bitter and sweet through out slight apple and caramel come through as it hits the middle of your tongue.

Light bodied and crisp through out.

Not a bad experience overall,

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

This one pours a nearly impenetrable black that has a thick long lived dark tan head that slowly settle to bubbles like the holes in sliced bread. The lacing is light in follows the head down the glass.

The nose is a crispy, smokey spiced malt with peppery notes of hopping with a sweet malt bed to float on.

The flavor is a nicely smoked malty experience that has the whit undertones that also lean towards some caramel, coffee and vanilla.

The mouthfeel is a tad more watery than I would have expected but not to much so.

Overall extremely satisfying and very drinkable.

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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 Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler filled at D&Q in Houston.

The beer pours a black color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes. I know this is supposed to be a black wit beer, but this smells much more like a schwarzbier.

The flavor has chocolate and toasted malt, but what really stands out is the anise, which is nearly overpowering. The wheat also makes an appearance in the flavor, but it is subtle.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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 LXIXME
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of javlin624
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of shoky01
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of BKotch
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tvl89
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of GeoCait
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Aleckbg
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

No Label Black Wit-O has a very thin, beige head, a dark, ruby-brown-black appearance, fierce, tiny bubble streams, and almost no lacing. Aroma is of licorice, dark malt, and sweet, brown bread. Taste is more bready than licorice, but that is certainly present. Bitterness is nil. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Black Wit-O finishes semi-dry and a bit bland and dull.


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Photo of Big_Dave
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of genitempo
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dark brown body. Minimal head, dissipates quickly.

S - Toasted caramel with faint chocolate tones.

T - Flattened malt with a liquorish finish. Painful aftertaste.

MF - Up to par with it's class.

O - I'll be honest, I don't like No Label. I want to, being that I was born and raised in Katy, Texas. But, the product falls short. This recipe, among a few others, don't meet the standard of most Austin Brew pubs, let alone an independent brewery. I enjoyed their Winter Warmer and their Milk Stout, but that's really where it ends.

*As a side note, they need to find a new label artist. It's as if these labels were created on Microsoft Paint.

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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 afluentturtle
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Black Wit-O from No Label Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 116 ratings