Onyx Black Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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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

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Added by cdkrenz on 03-03-2010

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Ratings:
371
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of winter variety pack:

Pours pitch black with very thin, lasting tan to light brown head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of mildly roasted coffee, black pepper, some pumpernickel and subtle earthy tones.

The taste is of roasted coffee, toffee and earthy tones. Sweetness balanced by mild roast and a hop touch that gives bitterness more than flavor in the finish. Slight alcohol shows late.

Medium-bodied, slightly slick, it finishes rather abruptly.

This is a pretty good dark roasted, malty brown ale.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Deep dark brown, not quite black. Head is tanned, with mediocre retention on it.
S- Aroma is sweet, some caramel, a touch of smoke. Pretty light, and on the sweet end for what calls itself a black ale. Minimal hoppiness. Would have liked a bit more roastedness.
T- A decent taste to it, but would have liked a bit more presence to it. Coffee, dark caramel, that is about it. Good, but could have used just a touch more hop character or smokiness.
M- Would have liked more body to it. More body would have possibly brought more flavor and creaminess to it, either or both of which would have been appreciated.
O- It's not bad, but there just isn't much to report here. Acceptable, but uninteresting.

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Onyx Black Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 371 ratings.
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