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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Pours black with ruby edges and a creamy tan head. Sour roast nose with some cocoa powder. Big instant coffee and seaweed malt tang, some roasty sweetness with berry notes, and earth and spice hops on the back end. Tingly finish. Medium, round, with some chew.

Call it brown or black, this comes across as a light porter. Tasty and drinkable from a brewer I've thought of as on par with Saranac for being merely passable. Dumb name for a beer, though.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

I tried this beer at the Magic City Brewfest. Then Stevens Point 2012 Black was all most black, could not tell about the head because it was on a 2 oz. sample. It Smells sweet, roasty, Nutty. It taste Sweet nutty and ends bitter. The mouthfeel is about average for the Schwarzbier style.

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This is a black brew with a thin head showing minor traces of lacing. The smell is of a rich dark roasted malt. I am tasting sweet coffee and a bit of pleasant nut flavor. The mouthfeel is full and pleasing with no dryness. This is an enjoyable session beer that I would happily drink again.

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black body with a slightly brown bottom letting some light through. Foamy head.

S - Mostly malt sweetness, syrup and brown sugar in the nose.

T - A mouth of mineral water with a faint metallic/mineralistic twang. Roasty dark malts. Brown sugar, bitter fruit skins and mild roasty character. Slightly buttery.

M - Sweet mild body with a touch of slickness to it.

O - Sweet, malty and dark, but wasn't convinced it is a black ale.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a near black body with an inch and a half head of beige-colored foam.

Smell: A pleasant enough intermingling of various notes: Breakfast Blend coffee, toasted nuts, toasted bread, and standard chocolate.

Taste: Roasty, toasty malts yield tastes of sugar sweetened, though not particularly bold coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and (lightly) Brazil nuts. Subtle hop presence displays a lightly earthy herbaceousness and a suitable amount of bitterness. Splash of store-brand cola on the otherwise coffee-hinted, crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Easily drinkable and approachable and fairly reminiscent of the Schwarzbier style. While I haven't had a slew of beers from Stevens Point Brewery, this has been one of the better ones.

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