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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 Washingtonís Green Grocer) added to the secondary fermentation and finishes out sweet and smooth.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Black color. Aroma of mint and chocolate. Med lite sweetness, lite bitter, and a slight tartness from the fruit. Fairly complex. Med body. Kind of like the mintiness in here. Creamt texture. Glad I tried it but donít think I would buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a superb pungent mix of raspberry mash and chocolate, red wine, lactic notes, some light Brett notes. In mouth, sweet raspberry chocolate sunday, alcohol warmth, lactic points, very nice. On tap at Oregon Brewerís Fest, July 31 2011.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours black in color with almost no head whatsoever and very minimal carbonation. S: A very strange aroma to this. The mint aroma is very, very intense. Itís almost like a peppermint patty. Thereís a bit of raspberry and dark chocolate as well as a lot of roast, licorice, and booze. T: Mildly herbal with some booze, sugar, and licorice. The typical rubber cement flavor that you get with high ABV Dogfish head beers. Plenty of that mint with a bit of chocolate to it and a slight sourness of raspberries. M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. O: Not a very good idea and not very well executed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap during a quick date at Trolley Stop. Wow is this powerful! For me there is just too much, too up front mint and fruitiness here. It overpowers everything else. Itís not terrible, just really big and tough to finish a glass. I have no idea what you would do with a 75cl bottle of this?

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at Cape Fear Wine and Beer. Man, this stuff is so minty. Itís unforgiving and harshly medicinal. My first instinct is to desire some sweet chocolate flavor because Iím instantly reminded of Andes mints. But if that were so, this would not even resemble beer. There is some roasty stout buried under there but it is not enough to make this enjoyable. The first sip is puzzling, the next few are disappointing. The last quarter of the glass is downright brutal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Draught at TND: Aroma of roasted malt, raspberry, chocolate, mint, and a hint of medicine. Poured pitch black in color with a small, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, raspberry, mint, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, raspberry, mint finish. 10.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a translucent reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of mint, dark choclate, light cherry and hint of roastines. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a cooling finish. Flavors of mint, dark chocolate, light cherry and a hint of roastiness with a smooth cooling lingering chocolate mint finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BrewDad (4909) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Oregon Brewers Festival 2011 Ė Portland, OR
Dark black in color, thick with haze a thin head. Huge fruity/minty aroma lots of raspberry. Pure crap after that nothing but pure extract flavor Ė Chocolate, mint and raspberry this was just over the top bad. Gimmick brew that did not work in my book.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2011
On tap at The Cheeky Monk in Denver on 7/30/11. Black as night with a chocolate milk foamy head. Aroma of intense dark chocolate, cocoa nibs drenched in vodka with a fine touch of mint. The very start of the flavor, especially when colder, has some raspberry, but it is quickly overshadowed by minty chocolate and BIG vodka booziness. Big palate slam with some sharp booze, but it gets less sharp and way more flavorful and complex when it begins to warm up. Pretty loaded full of dark cocoa and mint, with small raspberry residue on the aftertaste, not sweet or tart, just there I guess. Very chocolaty but not cloying sweet. Classic DFH brew. I loved this one, and I think itís terribly underrated (and in the wrong style, but whatev). Rich, nuanced, and unique.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Served on draft at the Falls Church Alehouse on 6/10/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of mint, chocolate and berries. The taste is mine, berries, chocolate and booze. Medium-full bodied. Too minty. Not a fan of this one.


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