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Review: Point Brewing 2012 Black Ale


The End of Days is coming, folks, but at least we’ll be well lubricated when they arrive.

Point Brewing Company’s latest beer is named for the now-unavoidable year 2012, when the Mayan “Long Count” comes to an end and, depending on your credo, possibly takes the world along with it.

The ale is indeed dark, but not harsh — it’s really not very bitter at all — offering moderate hop character, some moderate maltiness, and a woody, chocolatey finish. The body is lighter than I’d thought it would be, making it more lager-like than the rich and decadent brew it appears to be in the glass. Overall it’s a pleasant and fairly easy-drinking beer with a different character than most, and one with a bit of a story behind it, too.

5.4% alcohol by volume.

B / prices vary / pointbeer.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. cippirimerlo April 29, 2010

    what happened to your batali post?

  2. Christopher Null April 29, 2010

    Was primarily a misunderstanding and basically I was wrong in the final analysis, so I deleted it.


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