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Dogfish Head Black and Red

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Black & Red is a velvety smooth dry-minted stout with a serious fruit problem! The huge portion of heavily roasted grains brings a dry, chocolaty character which contrasts its sweet fruity full body. As you tilt your glass, youll notice that the black color you are perceiving is actually a very deep reddish hue and the rich creamy foam has a tinge of pink to it. Black & Red starts off roasted and warming with a robust mintiness from 100lbs of organic mint (from our friends at Washington’s Green Grocer) added to the secondary fermentation and finishes out sweet and smooth.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Nyquil edge in the finish. Starts off with some decent sweet chocolate malts but can’t shake off that cough medicine back end flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
A small sample at Dogfish Head Rehoboth. Robitussin with a shot of peppermint schnapps. Yuk.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mb3756 (1) - Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
My wife ordered this at the Brewpub in Rehobeth. We had no idea what to expect as the servers are less than helpful. The taste reminded me of Jägermeister given the licorice taste. Not our mug of beer...Burton Baton is a different story however.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
This looks and smells like Christmas. It’s a bit too powerful. Not bad per say, but certainly extreme to the point where i wouldn’t revisit it save for perhaps a 5 oZ poor on Christmas eve.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Literally undrinkable. Took two sips and could not finish. Very strong mint flavor, really strange, not refreshing in slightest. Not that the beer is poorly crafted, this is just not a flavor I want to drink. Maybe a few ounces with some chocolate cake, but otherwsie gross if you are just looking to drink a beer at a bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Draft. Poured reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid mint, dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy mint, dark fruit and chocolate flavor with a medium mint sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2012
On tap and the brewpub in rehoboth Delaware. It really does have a somewhat pinkish head but very deep br

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Review from May 2011. Poured at the brewpub. This one was pitch black and poured very little head. Once again I was amazed how one ingredient can just wow a beer. This time around it was the mint. It dominated the aroma. Mixed in there was small amount of roasted malt and a small sourness which I guess is from the raspberries I hear are in this beer. The mint just took over here so it’s hard to say. In the taste the mint is very up front but there is some nice chocolate notes that hit mid palette and slight fruitness on the aftertaste. A ton of sweetness. It’s like a frigging mint chococolate cookie. This is a total sipper and dessert beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Malt and strong licourish aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Sweet beginning with a light sweet roasted beginning. Very robust.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanytide (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Aroma is cherry and a little bit of strawberry. There are a lot of cherries, a little bit of mint and a little bit of mango in the taste. The fruit taste is anything but subtle. Not an everyday beer, but worth trying. Note: There always seems to be complaints about fruit beers like this one, but I do think this one was well executed, whether you like it or not. I think it’s generally better to order a fruit beer and get one that actually tastes like fruit, than to have one totally lacking in flavor.


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