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Ellenberg’s Black Ale

Ellenberg’s Black Ale
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Formerly brewed at Ellenberg’s
Style: Schwarzbier
London, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A very dark ale, inspired by the German Schwarzbier style. It has a dark malty nose with a hint of blackcurrant, a malty sweetness, and a long, subtle bitter finish. Food suggestions: enjoy with a wide range of savouries and desserts, including chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1369) - chill and boost, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
500ml: the last I remember Schwarzbier’s are black lagers, not ales. Details like that, while pedantic are maybe why these guys are out of bizness. And that’s a shame their beers get better as you try um. This is an excellent schwarzbier. Loads of roasted malt -giving texture of coffee.raisin.dark choc. burnt toast. fucken love the bitter dry roast accent on this. a mild sweet caramel flavour too. This good /was good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6236) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Beer Emporium, Bristol. Deep, ruddy brown with a billowy, off-white, head. Aroma of brown sugar, toasty malts and some plum fruit. Full mouth feel, with dense malts, more dark fruits and a lingering, bitter, finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, light roast chocolate nose, taste is sweet, dry roast, light chocolate, bit fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Drinkmonger. Pours hazy dark brown with an enormous head, carbonation a bit high as it kept growing out the glass. Aromas are light fruit and some hints of dark malt. Light chocolatiness on the taste, but ultimately a bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle, from ABM, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14. Light black with a good sized tan head that retains well, good lacing ensues. Nose is dark fruit, light soap, bready notes, faint hoppage, citric peel. Taste comprises light roast, cocoa powder, bitter dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Really quite interesting gooseberry like (NS?) notes on the aroma or perhaps a mild funkiness. Certainly more interesting than a straight forward schwarz. Full body, gentle carbonation, chocolate, licorice, light bitterness, soft fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings, Göteborg. Courtesy of Theydon_Bois.
Appearance: Very dark brown colour with a large tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, yeast, chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5402) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of theydon_bois. Dark, murky brown, medium beige head. Roasted coffee aroma, some toffee. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at the "Colin and the Vikings tasting, Goteborg". Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy off-white head. The aroma is light roast malt, yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt hop bitter light metallic palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Colin And The Vikings in Nol 2014-03-22. Thanks to Colin. Deep amber/brown beer with a rich lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, hay, tar, some hop notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, hoppy, floral, some cocoa. Decent but not very exciting beer.

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