Onyx Black Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale
BA SCORE
39.2%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 372 ratings
Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
pointbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cdkrenz on 03-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,145
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
372
Liked:
146
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
13.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of xmasboy
5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of gitfiddleman
4.92/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.76/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful beer. Brownish color with a thick tan head that dissapates quickly. Smells of roasted malts. Tastes of malts and chocolate. Mouthful says it all with the tastes. Goes down smooth and tastes of an excellent black ale. Drinkablity is very high. One would want a decent six pack to drink with his buddies.

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Photo of rontmx5
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.57/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I tried the 2012 Black Ale as soon as it came out at my favorite local bar. It had a smell of roasted hops that was very pleasing. The texture of the beer was ok, while the taste was very good. It actually reminded me of a stout in someways due to its color, aroma and the taste. I would get this beer again as long as they continue to make it.

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Photo of MikeIN
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of brobst
4.48/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of aklude
4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have had this my garage for over a year. I loved it and would grab it again if given the chance.

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Photo of Kon_Doc-08
4.45/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Again this american brown does it for me. Love the taste, feel, and smell and can drink this hint of caramel all day.

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Photo of Zatch90
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hosehead83
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black with ruby highlights. Surprisingly big, thick head of tan foam that just hangs out for a while.
Aroma-Dark roasted malt, chocolate notes
taste-Black patent malt, milk chocolate, coffee with cream. Super-smooth and creamy. Very nice "all-day" lacing. More porter-like than brown ale. Very tasty and drinkable. A great match with a juicy cheeseburger or spicy tacos1

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Photo of mrpoizun
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice black ale. Malty, with a hint of tangy hoppiness, along with a taste of black licorice. Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours black, period. There's a thin tan head and no lace. The aroma is toast, nuts, and a hint of dark cherries. Mild maple and molasses shows as it warms. The flavor is bread crust, nuts, and a hint of anise with Root Beer Barrel candies coming through as it warms. It's mouthfeel is medium and mildly warming. Stevens Point 2012 Black Ale is a very good, complex brew. Highly recommended.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black indeed, small 1" thin, active head

Dark wheat and oats, vanilla, dark chocolate, malty sweetness with herbs and dry earthiness, subtle rootbeer effect.

A lush dark-roastie malt with wheat, oats, dry herbal hops that is all in great balance.

A dry, crisp feel that really pops, nice complex feel, dry and snappy, light to medium bodied.

Low ABV, high complexity indeed.

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Photo of Damian74
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a thick brown head poured from bottle into pint glass

S - nutty, caramel

T - nutty, caramel, some chocolate notes,faint coffee, light bitterness

M - smooth with some body

Great brown ale. It's nutty and very malty, well balanced. I recommend this beer.

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Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
Beer rating: 39.2% out of 100 with 372 ratings
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