RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American Black Ale: Hoppy and roasty American IPA, Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast. 7.2% ABV. Malt: Maris Otter, American 2-Row, Munich, C-80, Chocolate, Flaked Wheat, Black Barley, Midnight Wheat Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe A beer in three stages: an intense of aroma of roast, chocolate and citrus; flavor bursts with citrus; and the palate is left with lingering roast and chocolate.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (266) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft. Mild coffee armor with thin creme colored head that dissipates. Nice coffee flavor with slight dark chocolate bitterness in the end. Very tasty black ale that strays into the porter realm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ipaluvr082 (48) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
This is a dark ale, nearly black with a generous lofty tan head. At first glance I’d say it was a Porter! The aroma is roasty, chocolate, and malt. The chocolaty roast malt is backed up by AB pleasant citrus hopiness that lingers on the palate. Another great beer by Maine Beer Co., hats off you guys do know your sh!t.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 24, 2014
Poured from 500 ml bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with a huge brown head and very good lacing. Aroma of tangerine, spruce, roasted malt, coffee, pineapple and peat. Taste of dark chocolate, pineapple, coffee, roasted malt, pine, citrus and toasted/charred oats. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Rich coffee, dark chocolate and pumpernickel bread moments are emboldened by precise piney and earthy hopping, creating a somptuous Black IPA/Stout middle world.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the blackness.
-There is no sense of abv in the flavor profile.
-The finish is quite roasty and coniferous.
-Mouthfeel is luxurious yet not too heavy.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (627) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle dated 3.11.14....note to other brewers...take note...no code; right on the label...no hunting or holding it to the light...or having to search the internet...pours a rich black with two fingers of head...nice lacing. Better yet is the nose...hoppy chocolate...and initial tastes....chocolate, hops, coffee?....and a hint of pear. Followup tastes bring out the hops...very very tasty....enough (almost) to get one to move to Maine....LLB and beers..life is good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (155) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2014
Dark coffee-brown beer with a medium foamy tan head that lasts. Hoppy nose of pine, fresh grapefruit, and slight hints of chocolate. Flavor is quite a bit more malty than the aroma with some rich cocoa, light coffee, and toffee pudding. This is then counterbalanced by a surprising bit of citrus hops, but they are muted significantly by the grain. So, the flavor is more mellow than expected. Unique beer with flavors that are at the same time battling each other and harmonizing. This brewery consistently produces winners.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - pours dark brown . Roast coffee and citrus rind aromas . Taste is mild cocoa , med roast coffee and grapefruit . Very good .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Black beer with foamy white head. Excellent fruity hop aroma, some mocha as well. Grapefruit hops, citrus pith, but also dark roasty m alt. I don’t really love the style usually but this is great. Thanks a ton kevin!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3590) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2014
500 ml. bottled on 02-04-14. Pours opaque ebony with a lasting disc of creamy bubbles. Big aroma of grapefruit zest followed by some resin and mocha. Tastes of fresh grapefruit with a slather of unsweetened dark chocolate, orange zest and dark roasted coffee bean. Long finish is mocha and dry oats. Near-medium body has too much carbonation and it fizzes up in the mouth a bit, but definitely keeps things from getting sticky. Above all, there’s a great balanced flavor and no overly-acidic finish from too much roast as some recent BIPAs have done to me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
50cl bottle from Andersonville Wine & Spirits, with a 31114 bottle date - fresh - for my 50th black IPA rating! Pours coal-like black with a brown spongey, root beer float, head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has all citrus hops up front, even from 2 feet away. Further nose is of black patent hops and coffee, but the peachy/citrus and grassy hops lead. Very nice! Taste is of sweet caramel, some roast, oranges, bakers chocolate, lightly, and the lightly bitter, lightly salty black malts. Smooth (oatmeal?) and medium bodied. Finishes in a terrific blend of bitter and sweet; bitter coffee/choc/citrus against the sweet caramel/fruit - lovely! This is a very nice one .... Definite fan of what Maine has been doing!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 19


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50