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Barley Mow The Unkindness American Black Ale
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after a flock of ravens, this is the beer that started it all for us.

This assertively hopped medium-bodied American Black Ale exudes a combination of woodsy and grapefruit hop notes, blended together with a complex dark malt character and subtle hints of chocolate and coffee.

This beer isn’t for the weak of palate or heart.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3125) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
growler Sweet malts with faint dark roasted malts. The dark roast and some hops appear in the taste. Oddly, given the sweet aroma, this has a bit more char than I prefer. Black IPL? .. at least a black APA. Earthy and herbal hops in the finish and aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Growler at RBWG. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is strong roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with strong rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, lingering dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Taste from a growler during RBWG. Black color. Good tan head, leaving thicker lace. Nice moderate roast, earthy hop, mild spiciness. Touch of dark chocolate, very mild hint of coffee. Some herbal. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation, good full feel. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Nice chewiness. Great, balanced black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16423) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft at Olde Bay in Dunedin. Black, thick brown head. Roasted pine cone and coffee aroma. Taste is silky coffee grounds. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is citrus rind and mellow chocolaty malts. Taste is substantial roasted malts with the hoppy bitterness kicking in at the mid and going for a long easy bitter finish. While not super complex, very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4678) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Deep root beer black. Filmy light tan foam. Nice roasted aroma. Pleasantly bitter from roast and hops but not a wallop. Parched chicory and soy nuts. Dry. Medium body. Fair, but not that entertaining. On tap, Proof Production Facility.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft... Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival 2014... Pours midnight-black with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Good retention. The nose features dank, hempen hops and dark, burnt malts. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is carbonic and malty but is much more bitter than sweet. Resin-like hop bill. Finishes burnt and bitter. This style doesn’t tickly my taint, but this is good for a black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5388) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of citric hops and dark roast. Flavor was a bit astringent with clashing bitterness but decent hop flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clarkdvm (293) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Growler from the source. Smells like dirt- guess some refer to that as earthy hops . Metallic taste. Not smooth. Looks great. Their signature beer per bartender but, imo, not near their best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8102) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft - Light roast and earthy hops. Jet black with a rich brown head. Roast notes and pine with a big bitterness. Well balanced between roast and hops, bitterness in finish is a bit much though.


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