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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14702) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
Growler shared at Cajun Cafe on the Bayou during RBWG 2015. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Good roasted malt character, burnt pine. Great balance. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Scorched earth bitterness on the finish, lots of baking cocoa, charcoal, pine. Very solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. Medium beige head, cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, tangerine/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast, orange, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
on tap @Cajun Fest-pours tan-hazy black. A-roasty dk malt, sharp hop. T-resin/some citrus hops, roasty/ashy-dk malt. Drying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10767) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
A deep dark IPA with a thin lacing dark brown head. In aroma, dark burned sugar, light molasses, soy, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with light vinous notes, smooth floral hops, nice alcohol warmth, veering in scotch ale style. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 8 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10270) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
draft. Pours dark almost black tan head. Nose/taste of toasted pine, roast chocolate, coffee. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
Clear brown pour, beige head. Dry and roasty, hoppy. Flavors mix pretty well in this. Not bad for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9954) - 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
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
Sampled draught as part of a flight at the brewpub on January 19, 2014.
As "The Unkindness Hoppy Black" listed as 7.5% ABV.
Clear dark brown to black color, tan head. Roasted, dry, grainy, hoppy taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Roasted scent, a bit sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - 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.


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