Onyx Black Ale | Stevens Point Brewery

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Onyx Black AleOnyx Black Ale

Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

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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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up some point 2012 on sale in Wisconsin . I'm glad I did.
Poured very dark,black. Tan head that disapates quickly. Little on lace.
Aroma of dark malts.
Taste comes through with dark malts, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, black hard candy and chocolate .
Mouthfeel is smooth, not overly sweet.
Overall a good surprise, candy like finish. Nice beer.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This black ale has a slightly offensive aroma. It could be that it just doesn't go well with my neighbor's stinky mulch, but I think part of the nasty grassy smell is this.

It looks decent in the glass, though, and it has a characteristic for the style, if mild, taste and aftertaste. won't go out of my way for this, but it was worth a try. I think there are better examples of the style.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Quite black with a steady head and pretty good lacing

S: Not a ton going on here though pleasant enough--some roasted chocolate malts standout the most with a touch of both some sour grains and dark fruits; also some light hop characteristics in the finish

T: Similar to the aromas in that there is a definite lack of complexity; however, what is there is still rather pleasant; mild grassiness, some chocolatey malts

F: Quite thin for what it is; I was hoping for more depth though the creaminess does help

O: A decent little beer and actually a nice summer beer--light and refreshing and in a can, which is nice; one of my favorites from Stevens Point

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, nuts, maple and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of maple, caramel and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are others in the style that I would pick first.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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