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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
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4
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tvv375ia
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first review for 2012 poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-nice dark ruby colored with about a finger of head that faded to a small cap with some lacing

S-faint chocolate with some carmel malt and a little hops

T-sweet carmel malt with a little bit of some nuttiness before the hops on the finish

M-light to medium body with good carbonation

O-easy to drink and well balanced

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Photo of dhannes
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served around 50ยบ in a standard pint glass.

A=Very dark reddish brown...foam was light brown and 1" plus and lasted well over a minute.

S=A faint smell of malt and, perhaps, toast.

T=Very nice. Much like a porter, with hints of mocha and sweetness. More flavor than Sprecher's Black Bavarian and more like a porter than Badger Porter.

M=A bit more watered down than a porter, but still very nice.

D=The slight sweetness and lightness makes this a beer one could drink several bottles of without a problem.

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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 RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Point 2012 Black Ale has a thin, beige head, and a black appearance. The aroma is subdued, but one can pick up roasted barley. Taste is again dark-roasted barley and some black coffee. The hop profile is nil. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Point 2012 Black Ale finishes surprisingly crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. Overall, this is another excellent offering from Stevens Point Brewery. Give it a try!

RJT

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Photo of BellsBum
4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't be put off by the low price, this ale is done right. It's not the finest in the world but it tastes really good. It's not like coming home to a warm, horny, loving mate, but it's a good kisser. Like your lover, it may not be around for long, so get it while you can.

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Photo of deebo
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Black as night with oily tan weak head.
S-Burnt sweet malt is dominant some molasses notes.
T-Toasted, rich caramel with molasses malt with a hint of smokiness.
M-Creamy mouthfeel, rather heavy yet very smooth-a great combination.
D-Very nice for what reminds me of a stout.
O-Really nice flavor that is smooth and easy to drink. Can't ask for anything more.

Point's beers seem to have improved a lot over the last decade. I will be getting more of this one.

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Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. I bought this straight from the brewery yesterday.

A - Black as pitch with some dark brown undertones around the edges of the glass; one finger of mocha head

S - Smells a bit like an oatmeal stout I made last month. Light coffee, hint of chocolate, some cereal and malt. Slight hops.

T - Once the carbonation bite settles there is a decent, non bitter coffee flavor that leads into a malted grain taste with slight bitterness on the back end. It reminds me of some of Leinenkugel's dark lagers.

M - Carbonation was the first thing I noticed. Light for such a dark ale, not quite what you would expect. The beer coats the tongue just a bit at the end.

D - I could see drinking a six pack of this quite easily. It's not the best dark beer I've ever had but it's decent enough and would do well for someone in the mood for a stout but not in the mood for the mouthfeel.

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Photo of jera1350
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly viscous and the darkest of brown in color with just a ring of foam around the glass.

Rich malty nose with caramel and milk chocolate and lactose sweetness. A cookie/candy like nose. Sweet and dessert like. Quite mouthwatering.

Very imperial brown ale tasting. Big malty presence with a hint of toastiness. Loads of caramel, some milk chocolate, lactose sugar and some nuttiness. Tastes like brown ale meets milk stout. Picking up a mild sour note every hear and there. Nothing off putting though.

Medium bodied with a chewy texture. The carbonation is a bit harsh at the front end and transforms to a more creamy feel. Clean finish.

This tastes and feels like a brew around seven or eight percent alcohol. Really flavorful for a beer of this abv. Drinks nicely as I could have a couple two or three of these. A nice sessionable winter beer perhaps. Kudos to Point on this one.

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Photo of nqbeer
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hof_1991
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeddis1
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of yeahman
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown with minimal head that turns to a mild lace. Carbonation is quite good in the glass.

S - Smells of harsh grain or hoppy roast with a bit of cocoa.

T - Roast is pretty smooth with coffee and dark chocolates. Mild hops in the finish and finishes rather creamy. As others stated it comes off more like a Swartz or porter rather than brown ale.

M - Pretty light to medium. Fairly easy to drink.

Overall glad I picked this single up. Fairly easy to drink and smooth full flavors. Might consider a six pack but would love more cocoa or coffee. Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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