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Brewed by 3 Ravens
Style: Smoked
Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Three Ravens Dark is a European smoked dark ale. A blend of unique German malts and classic Hallertau hops add intrigue to an elegant, yet welcoming beer. Modelled on an age old Franconian style ready to be rediscovered. Traditional bottle-conditioning naturally carbonates this beer and helps add to its complexity.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, - MAY 19, 2010
Beige lacey head, with tawny brown body. Obvious smoke aroma, possibly at the expense of any other body. Medium length and complexity despite the differnce of the smoking. My first Aussie smoked beer. Melbourne, at the Beer Cafe.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (253) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a brown colour with a black with a ruby tinge. Small slightly tanned head. Very smokey aroma as expected. Smells almost of over-roasted coffee with some chocolate. Taste has an initial bitter tinge of cocoa and coffee, followed by some malt sweetness and a slightly citrus flavour. Rounded out with a smokey finish. Not sessionable but nice with dinner

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (239) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap great northern hotel nice aroma hard to discribe nice dark brown roasted taste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Med brown w loose head. Mellow, balanced smokey ale, with toasty, slightly caramelly malts like marzen.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (195) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
A smoky aroma as advertised, but there’s also citrus, a little chocolate and some apricot. The flavour is quite sweet with some citrus and caramel. I’ve no idea what makes a good smoked beer, but it’s a nice beer - good body and length - even if it’s not quite my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Draught at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
As "3 Ravens Dark Smoke".
Sweet, smoke, a bit roasted, cocoa taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Dry, grainy, slight roasted aftertaste. Sweet, smoked scent. Clear, dark brown color, off-white head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle pours ruby opaque brown amber with not much head and no lace. Light burnt toffee aromas, hints of smoke and bacon and light herbal hops. Medium body, complex malt character toffee chocolate, pitted fruit and bready biscuit. Finishes semi sweet and lightly dry, refreshing character

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (550) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Was suprised by how pleasant this beer was. Subtle smoke flavour comes through on a thin dark poor. Was awesome with a duck I was having. Would have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2013
(Tap) Cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is subtle with some smokiness. Light body and pleasantly fizzy. Flavour has a refreshingly light start which develops into a rich coffee, dark chocolate and smoky finish. Overall a very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2012
Not a heavily smoked beer but one of the few made in this style in Australia. A medium bodied beer with hints of smokiness matched well by the other malt characters.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2012
Cask at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Dark mahogany pour with little lacing. Light malty aroma. Smoked malty taste, but was expecting much more smoke than this. Perhaps I'm more used to the European smoked beers that come more heavily smoked. A nice ale that I would certainly drink again but not what I expected from the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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