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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Growler poured up on tap at the Cajun Café stop of the rbwg2015 brewery bus tour where it exhibits a nice deep dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate, black licorice spiciness, candi sugar and then a thin layer of pine hops. The taste starts with malts, dark roasted malts that have a burnt malty edge and some pine hops. I like the play between the chocolate and piny woody resiny hops. Solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11891) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2724) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at Olde Bay Cafe in Dunedin before the RBWG 2015 welcome event. Black with beige head. Aromas of roast, floral, pine, light cocoa. Tastes of roast, pine, floral, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (547) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14676) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7940) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
7.2 ABC black IPA. Stout color, aroma if citrus hops and toast. Flavor and Mouthfeel is incredibly dry, bitter and roasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2/26/13. Ticking RBWG leftovers at Kickbacks! Really dank hop aroma, bordering on soapy, with plenty of grapefruit, roast and chocolate and a touch of acidity. Rich roasty flavor with coffee and chocolate and lots of tasty dank and fruity hops. I dig it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2013
(growler) black with tan head. Aroma of roast malt and some resiny hops. Flavor is roast malt - like a porter, with some resin/pine hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5600) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Growler during RBWG
Cloudy dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts and pine
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