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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 (21409) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (18520) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16852) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Growler split at Cafe Bayou, Unwinsville, RBWG ’15 day 2 - 20/02/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is pine needle, rich malt, light spice, red berry pangs. Taste comprises charr, bitter grapefruit, spice, earthy hops, light cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with earthy hop bitterness. Decent CDA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
draft. Pours dark almost black tan head. Nose/taste of toasted pine, roast chocolate, coffee. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Tap. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted dark bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13208) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12877) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12675) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10859) - 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.


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