Brooklyn There Will Be Black
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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewmaster’s Reserve release, Winter 2012. Hops: American Willamette and Sorachi Ace, New Zealand Pacific Gem and Motueka. Malts:British pale, lager, crystal and chocolate malt, American black barley, German black malt

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 6, 2013
Keg@beer emporium, Bristol
Fantastic dank, piney citrus nose off of this beer. Dark brown black and tight foamy white head. Obliterates the taste buds, when they wake up again a melange of pine forest, muddled berries, mango pith but plenty of balancing chocolate sweetness so as to not be overwhelming. No roasty notes in sight, properly made well executed BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Keg at 9A Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland. Clean malt and hoppy aroma. Fresh, clean taste, light hop, quite spicey on the tongue, crisp dry choco finish. Really lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
9/20/2013 and 9/21/2013: Brooklyn There Will Be Black... Aroma: Caramel-chocolate maltiness covered by TONS of fresh, leafy hops that smell like sweetgrass, mild citrus, and calming mint. Appearance: Opaque, dark brown color with a thick mocha-colored head. Flavor: Caramelized malt and chocolate paired with a wonderful blend of hop flavors that include grass, pine, Noble spice, lemon zest, orange, and even a touch of mint; the alcohol peaks out a bit from time to time just as a reminder that it’s there, but for the most part it stays out of the way of the overall tastiness of this beer; herbally finish that’s just a touch dry. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth, calm texture; goes down [far too] easily. Overall: To me, this is exactly what a Black IPA should be; it’s simply well-constructed and DELICIOUS! I love how the chocolate and coffee flavors from the dark malts blend with the from the exceptional selection of hops they used. It is so flavorful and complex, yet so approachable and modest. This beer is exactly why Brooklyn still ranks in my Top 10 favoriate breweries. Also, I love it when an embelished beer description from a brewery actually makes sense and truly nails it (although I haven’t yet independently confirmed the food pairing suggestions on my own yet), "There Will Be Black builds a hoppy dark tower on a foundation of solid British pale and crystal malts, constructs a midsection of American and German black malts and then sends a spire of New Zealand hops vaulting into the low-hanging clouds. Sharp and snappy, full-bodied but dry, There Will Be Black has a core of black bread and dark chocolate, wrapped in a bright coat of orangey, minty hops. This beer knows the night. This beer will be awesome with your burger, revelatory with your chicken molé, and intends to marry your lamb vindaloo. We think you’ll approve. Malts: British pale, lager, crystal and chocolate malt, American black barley, German black malt; Hops: American Willamette, New Zealand Pacific Gem, Motueka." Now, if I only knoew what the name was supposed to be in reference to. Is there a deeper meaning? ...Ah, I just watched the video about the season and Winter coming. Now I get it (yes, we definitely have dark Winter days here in Ohio as well!). Draught sample(s) and growler fill at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #89 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Keg at Tap East, London. Pours black with a thick, lasting, tight creamy tan cap. Nice, sturdy dark roasted malts in the nose with punches of burnt pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, pretty smooth, good roasty malts, some juicy grapefruit, nips of coconut, dark sugars. Medium bodied with fine, gentle carbonation. Moderate piney resins to finish, more well-roasted malts, light dirt, dark sugars, restrained burnt grass bitterness, some background cocoa. Great balance overall. Really smooth and cohesive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skimac26 (3) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Had this wonderful beer at a Brooklyn beer dinner at Mohawk House in NJ last year. Was happy Garret Oliver chose to bring it with him. The only bad thing was it was keg only. :( ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a near-black mahogany with a short-lived off-white head. Aroma is lightly minty - light chocolate too. Amazing flavour - light roast, chocolate, present hops. Wonderfully balanced! Body is crisp - lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. What a delight - I love the mint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Black ipa on tap at northbar leeds. Very nice light and mild black ipa almost like a black and tan easy to drink recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
On tap at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Black. This is exceptionally drinkable. The hops are present, but not the biggest. But the balance is the real winner here - so so smooth, by which I mean the flavour hits the tongue from the off and remains constant. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Keg at PO Vaults - a black, stout looking beer, sweet smelling with lovely citrus aroma. The flavour has caramel, chocolate and nice smoothness, and a citrus piney hop bite. Very dry but rounded finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2013
At coalhouse pizza; draught; black with small beige head; pine, roasted, mild chocolate; mild sweetness and bitterness.

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