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 Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Brewlinson
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cylinsier
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours nearly completely black, slight dark drown tinge around the edges from light penetration. Light tan head is a quarter inch and dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of caramel, coffee, and licorice. Slightly smokey.

Tastes of toasty bread, coffee, mesquite, and smoke.

Medium to light body with soft carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty decent dark ale with some good aroma and flavor. Overall pretty drinkable and enjoyable. Nothing special, but nothing to really complain about either.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks like a stout, with a hint of cherry in the aroma. A nice oaky flavor goes well with more subtle cherry and faint wheat aftertaste. One of the better black beers that I've had.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/12/2014. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light coffee, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light coffee, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown porter style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. Was expecting a black IPA according to the label, but this tastes like a standard brown porter overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of thebigredone
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tomahite
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 ALC82
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pegasus
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Quite deep brown, nearly black in color, with a superb, large and dense tan head with excellent retention. Thick, creamy lacing utterly coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Charcoal and burnt caramel dominates the aroma, though there is cold coffee and bitter cocoa as well. Mild grassy hops accent, but do not dominate the aroma.

Taste: The taste opens with cold coffee, bitter cocoa, and burnt malt. These flavors dominate the taste, also there are moments of sweet chocolate, Later in the taste, the cold coffee and bitter cocoa utterly dominate. Finishes with a lingering note of charcoal.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, perhaps a touch thinner than I would have expected.

Drinkability/notes: Rather good, other than being a bit thin, its somewhat stout-like.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of AwesomeFresh
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigsp
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of dav2080
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from bottle. (it's a twist off). Pours dark. Cannot see through. Nice short lived head that laces nicely. Nice malty roasted, coffee smell with fruits, raisins, dates, sweet smell.
Taste follows the nose, coffee roastiness, some chocolate. Hop bitterness not overwhelming and I think well balanced. Mouthfeel is thin and dry on finish.
I like it and would pick up another sixer. It's a Wisconsin brewery. I like to support local brews!

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yankeejw
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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