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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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This New American Black Ale, our darkest signature beer, has the malt profile of a Schwartz Beer and the floral characteristics of an IPA. Saturated in hops, this intrepid style offers smooth dark toffee flavor without the roasted bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13410) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Deep opaque brown color, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso, licorice. Taste is earthy coffee grounds. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. This was the best offering from this brewery. Earthy, woody, nice balance of hops and roasted malts. Not bad at all. Worth a review.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour, plenty of lasting frothy carbonation and an aroma of dark malt and nice floral hops. Flavor is nice bitter citrusy hops, chocolate malt and peppery aftertaste. Not bad, but not $14/bottle good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, hazy brown with white head. A: plum, caramel, alcohol, chocolate. T: coffee, chocolate, grain, burnt notes. Alcohol. Medium body with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Sampled at Rocketcity Brewfest. Cloudy brown with thin tan head. Aroma of resinous hops and some roasted malts. Medium body with resinous hop bitterness, roasted malt, and some alcohol warmth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2141) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall. Deep black color. Taste like a schwartzbiet and an iPa. Just about your classic American black ale. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8380) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkles schwarzes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, hopfig, fruchtig bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokolade, Kaffee, fruchtig Bitterkeit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
This is a very smooth during dark IPA. The 9% alcohol level does not detract from the flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
In short: A harsh dirty-brown ale with an assertive floral-perfumy hopping. Didn’t work for me.
How: Bottle 750ml, corked & caged, wrapping with no label. Consumed one month after purchase.
The look: Near black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose only has a low-medium hop presence and its floral character is borderline perfumy. Taste is burnt almonds swimming in caramel & toffee, a sip of cold mocha coffee, brownies cake, earth, tree bark, a whole lot of floral hops that taste like chewing on a bouquet of scented flowers after your date dumped you for the lead-vocal of a Nickelback cover band. An overall mouth drying wood sensation although I’m 99% certain this beer doesn’t get near any oak. Alcohol burn noticeable. Nothing really problematic in the brewing of this beer, I think it is just a bad recipe, at least for my taste. I’m not impressed by this brewery so far. If three of your friends tell you they love the beers of Element Brewing Company, statistically speaking there’s a pretty good chance you are the brewer of Element Brewing Company and your friends are just being nice to you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Growler pour at the Beer Shop, East Longmeadow, MA during a meet the brewer event, 19/05/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin beige head. Nose is dark malt, light roast, chocolate, pinch of hops. Taste comprises roasted malt, mineral notes, chocolate, hop backbone. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, roasted finish. Good stuff.


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