Barley Mow The Unkindness American Black Ale
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

argo0's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12498) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Tap at LBC. Aroma is roast and pine. Tastes like bitter coffee grounds, strong pine, and light flowers. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2015
On tap at the Floridian. Very black pour. Rich in roast malts and some woody character. Semi-dry finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14290) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2734) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of orange hops and slight chocolate. Thin mouth. Notes of coffee, chocolate. Bitter. Thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1374) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a reddish-khaki head. Rich coffee and cream on the nose. Full and smooth mouthfeel. Smoky pork belly, coffee, and cream flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fr5ed (59) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2015
A = deep brown/black. Dense, tan head. S = mostly coffee, dark roast malts, bread. T = good hop bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, some citrus. M = medium light. O = fairly balanced black IPA leaning toward stout end of spectrum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15281) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Draft at the brew pub. Pitch black in color with thin head. Aroma is mild pine needles, with moderate roast. Body is ok, medium leaning on fuller. The pine lingers for a good duration after the sip and provides the bitterness in the brew. Straight forward Black IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Tap at Engine 15 brewery bar, Jacksonville. Light aroma - not much going on aside from very light maltiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some lemon some choc and coffee but it's thin watery and pretty dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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

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