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Dogfish Head Black & Red



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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Melanie (65) - - JAN 6, 2012
Awful unless you are into minty cough syrup. We chose this in a flight. The waiter wouldn’t bring in the flight until we tasted a sample!! Not sure where this one would be classified. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. Pours a beautiful thick black body with a dark brown head that laces throughout the pint. This stout has a strong mint flavor that provides notes of black licorice and cherry. Overall, the flavor provides a strong menthol taste that masks the natural flavors of a stout. I am not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2128) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Deep beautiful color, but it all falls apart when you put your nose to the glass. Mint-cherry cough syrup with high residual sweetness and prominent booziness. Almost a drain-pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ Capones. Ruby dark brown with biege head. Mint and alcohol, candy cane and cough syrup. Medium body and average carbonation, sweet, anise, smooth, alcohol. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Draft at Capones in Norristown, PA. Pours a deep dark brown that’s pretty much black and completely opaque with mahogany edges and a half finger light beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.  Sweet, spicy aroma with a decent balance of sweet and roasted malt, floral hops and a strong herbal presence. Subtle licorice along with some chocolate, pepper and pine needle.  Very strange. Medium bodied but on the thinner end with a balance of earthy, herbal spice, sweet malt and vinous fruit. Lots of pepper and strong mint countered by sweet chocolate, boozy sweetness and dak fruit especially cherry, plum and grape. Really odd combination of flavors.  I didn’t like this beer butni really didn’t dislike it either. The flavor profile was so strange that I kept going back for more. Before I knew it the glass was empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Draft at capones with Dallas and tony. Pours a deep black body with light lacing. Aroma is mint. Mouthfeel is nice but with crazy mint notes. I would’ve liked to try a more tame version of this. Just too much like toothpaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Had at capons event with james, Dallas And andrew. Pour is dark brown. Little head. Aroma is light mints and chocolate. Flavor is a nicely balanced chocolate and mint like a nice ice cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Peppermint dominated aroma, some butterscotch. Black, thin tan head. blood consistency, alcohol a little too much. Creme de menthe flavor, very sweet, with dark chocolate notes. Beer’s version of a grasshopper, but not very well done. Too much mint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap @ the Brewpub, Rehoboth Beach De-Dark ruby pour w/a slight tan head. Minty aroma. Roasted almonds, chocolate, & mint....a lot of mint.....overpowering mint! Only thing I can compare it to is mint chocolate chip ice cream, which really isn’t a great beer flavor. Different, but I doubt I would drink this again, just a little too far out there....even by Dogfish Head standards!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
fjluiser (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
On tap at "Wexford Ale House". Not for me. Pours black with hints of red, barely translucent. Peppery? Burnt? Nutty?, otherwise difficult to describe.

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