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Mystery Queen Anne’s Revenge
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This beer was designed to be a darker version of an English-style IPA, to show off the soft bitterness of traditional English hops but to balance them with the rich chocolate of roasted malt. The name “Carolinian Dark” is a dig at “Cascadian Dark” ales which seem to somehow suggest that either the PNW has the only available line on hops, or maybe that it’s made by elves.


HourGlass13's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (53) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
This is dark IPA and lives up to that in every way. Sits in the glass a dark brown almost black. It has a toasty aroma with hints of chocolate. The taste is that of an IPA cause it does have the hop bite but not overpowering. Definitely reminds me somewhat of an english old ale. Very drinkable and I would order it again.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2014
650 ml. Opaque, deep brown with a lasting film of foam. Nose is earthy char, dark roast coffee bean and toffee. Tastes of dark toasted bread, caramel apple, dry cocoa and lightly sour orange toffee. Medium body is velvety smooth with a fine, low-medium carbonation apropos of an English ale. Good balance with a long dry finish of roasted nut shell and a delicate touch of tart fruit. Nice experiment with a style-stretching brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3663) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2013
Growler. Pours an extremely dark brown with a tiny head. Nose has a lot of roasting in it with the dry bitterness and slight sourness that I find characteristic of the English hops. Taste very slightly bitter with the roasting dominating the drink. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Toasty. A little watery. Hop bitterness at and but really not a strong hop showing. Little bit different than I was expecting. body reminded me more a dark lager but did have a hope finish. Overall I enjoyed it but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
From Beerilicious iphone app: at beerfest. Milk chocolate aroma that is a blackish haze color with frothy tan head. Light sourness to start and light to finish. Oily texture that has lively carbonation and a semi abrupt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Pint at Tribeca Tavern. Ok/good aroma. Coffee, molasses, yeasty, Dark Orangy brown color, ok head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, smooth oily mouthfeel, dry bitter finish, well, as an ipa I’d say "huh", but as a black ale, I like it, not overwhelming aroma or flavor, but good borderline session type beer. Nice bite finish. Flavor gets a cocoa, dark chocolate thing going on. Can dry be a aroma, kind of musty scent. Funny brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Fresh from a growler. Jet black with a medium white, somewhat fizzy tan head. Nose of coffee and burnt toast. A full-bodied malt base of dark chocolate and a hint of cinnamon with medium hopping gives it a slightly spicy finish. Sessionable for the style, yet not remotely thin. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: Queen Ann’s Revenge
Date: April 21, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, estery, caramel sweetness
Flavor: dry caramel flavor, touch of caramel sweetness brings out a chocolate character, light earthyness, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
On tap at the Wooden Nickel. Pours a flattish dark brown. Nose is more chocolate and grain than hops, but they are are slightly present. Sweet malt and molasses. Sort of weird. Tastes like homebrew. Not sure how this is supposed to be a black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On tap at the Wooden Nickel, Hillsborough. Pretty nice-looking pour, healthy and fairly sedimental black with a thick creamy head. Nose is fairly un-hoppy, a dab of bitterness with an emphasis on dry dark chocolate. Mouthfeel could use just a smidge more carbonation perhaps, but it’s nice enough. Flavors are very understated, again with chocolate and a touch of molasses more prominent than hops. Pretty decent brew, and my first from these newcomers.


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