Black Thunder | Austin Beerworks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Beerworks
Texas, United States
austinbeerworks.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
54
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far the best schwarzbier I've had.

A: Cola black. Amber at the edges held up to the light. Head sticks around a little while. Lacing is normal for a not-too-thick beer.

S: The scent is as if a porter or stout: coffee, smoky, smoked malt. Very appetizing.

T: The taste is simpler than the scent, but still satisfying. Hops come in on the aftertaste as they should.

M: Medium carbonation. the feel is not thick. Like the lager it is.

O: Best on tap, but the cans are great too, poured into a pint glass.

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4.59/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good smoked flavour with the subtleties of a nice smoked pork or beef broth. Goes down incredibly smooth with a dry finish. Would love to have more of them.

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4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. on-tap poured into pint glass at Torchy's Tacos in Cedar Park, TX
(12/13/14 ... Texas Stars night)

L: blackish brown, tan head (minimal ... very light pour); no lacing; clear brown up to the light; not much amber in it, more just brown

S: slightly chocolate, floral note; real chocolately and sweet as it warms ... REAL sweet

T: roasted malt, not burnt, much smoother and lighter than the American family of browns/porters/stouts; closer to brown ale; has a noticeable floral note (while eating spicy jerk tacos :) ... floral hops (?)

F: full carbonation but light ... fantastic

O: interesting mix of darker malt with floral hops ... a darker beer in which you can really detect the hops; good brew, tons of flavor and very drinkable. this brewery is good.

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4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Black Thunder from Austin Beerworks
3.7 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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