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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2012
pours dark brown with tan head and some lace. Aroma is malt, hops. Taste is sweet malts, citrus, lively carbonation, leans more to a porter to me, but good none the less.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - 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 (5343) - 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 (5929) - 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 (6986) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2013
75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex brew, spicy/bitter and slightly roasted/sweet, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
A shwartz beer, freshly acquired by Peter FM. Roasty but not a black IPA, some hops but more like some sourness in the finish. Lagerish. Lacey.OK drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2013
Thanks to Peter. Pours dark brown with a little head and some head and minimal lacing. Theres some hops but hard to detect. Some tang at the end of taste. Thick consistency. Taste bitter with some malty aroma. Balance isn’t bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, hoppy, orange, plum. Taste sweet, spicy, alcohol, roasted, hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. There is a big fluffy head in the initial pour. The beer itself is light black with a mix of hop and faint grapefruit aromas. Big alcohol kick in the mouth makes you sit up and take notice. The flavour is good and the beer fills the mouth with a smooth velvet mouthfeel.


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